Mounts Options

Mounts.
M
ounts with altitude bearings.
Mounts with clamshell rings and altitude bearings.
Collapsible or solid, finished or kits.

Individually designed to precisely fit your telescope, CNC manufacture ensures your mount is a precision product.

Mirror Cells

Standard mirror cells for 8", 10" and 12.5" pirmaries are 3/4" Baltic Birch. Cells designed using PLOP for optimal placement of supports pads. Cells are lightweight, solid, compact and individually designed.

Universal cells are adjustable for 8" to 13.1" for either conical mirrors or standard primary mirrors.


Clamshell Rings

CNC cut Clamshell Rings designed to match the hole pattern you need. Rings are hinged on one side and closed securely with 1/4-20 thumb screws transversely in the abutting pair of boards.

Bottom images are a ring kit for a Losmandy DUP and finished rings designed especially for lighter weight considerations. Tell us what you need and we'll send you dimensioned drawings!

Finished or kits.

Fitted And Flat Altitude Bearings

Don't use small bearings! Larger bearings allow much finer altitude control, smoother motion, and eliminates balance problems when changing eyepieces.

Available with or without curved tube supports as shown. Finished or kits.


ATM Parts

FRP strips and rings for altitude and azimuth bearings.

Virgin Teflon for buttery smooth altitude and azimuth motion.

Aluminum Tubes up to 12" outside diameter.

Wooden End Rings to protect your telescope tube.


Custom Designed Parts

If you have a part that would benefit from our design and CNC manufacturing, e-mail us.
We'll work with you to respond with preliminary drawings, and an affordable cost estimate.

No job is unwelcome. Making parts for amateur astronomers is part of our enjoyment of the hobby.

E-mail to: contact at astrogoods dot com