Mounts 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.
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.
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
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.
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
E-mail to: contact at astrogoods dot com