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Dobsonian Mounts:
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Standard Solid Mounts
Use one mount for multiple telescopes.
New: Tunable friction altitude beaings


These mounts are a preset design and size. We do not customize the standard solid mount. For customization, please see our custom solid or collapsible mounts.

The standard solid mount design accommodates telescope tubes up to 12.5" outside diameter with up to 23" rocker box swing-through room, allowing sufficient clearance to point your telescope straight up at zenith. Attach the altitude bearings with two 3/8" holes drilled in your telescope tube at the balance point. E-mail for help in determining accurate swing through and balance point dimensions.

Standard Solid Mount Kit that arrives rough sanded. You will fine sand, paint or finish, and assemble.

Fitting requirements

Tube maximum diameter:
12.50"
Rocker box swing through room:
(We can help you determine this - there is some flexibility)
23.00"

Pricing:

Kit
$187.00
one additional bearings set
$212.00
two additional bearings sets
$237.00


Standard Mount Kit
Tube circumference 1
Circumferences other tubes.

Mount construction: Internal dowels in predrilled holes connect the front board, side boards and bottom board making them immovable while providing excellent strength and stiffness. Boards are also secured with #12 wood screws hiding the dowels and locking them in place. Wood parts arrive rough sanded using 80 grit.

Altitude bearing construction: Tube facing side of each bearing has two attached curved braces custom cut to match the outside diameter of your telescope tube. A 3/8" bolt passes through the center hole of the bearing into the telescope tube (you must drill a 3/8" hole in the tube), clamping the bearings securely to the tube using a washer and nut on the bolt inside the tube. Bearings ride on teflon pads on supports inside the sideboard walls preventing lateral slippage and allowing mount and telescope to be lifted as a single unit.

All parts included:

Kits
-18 mm Baltic Birch plywood mount parts, dowels, screws and other necessary hardware except 3/8" bolt assembly. Bearing surfaces virgin Teflon and
Formica laminate Crystal 909. All screw holes predrilled and countersunk. Required items: 3/8" bolts, washers, nuts for your bearings, Philips screwdriver, crescent wrenches, sandpaper, wood putty, wood glue, contact cement, paint/finish.


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