Mounts (Under Construction)

There are basically three types of telescope mounts:

Even low power, hand-held field telescopes and binoculars become increasingly more difficult to support and hold steady during the course of an astronomical observing session. It is not surprising, therefore, that as the physical dimensions, weight and magnifying power of astronomical instruments increment, so too does the necessity for a stable mounting.

The various types of altazimuth and equatorial telescope mounting configurations provide a stable.

Altazimuth Mount Schematic

German Equatorial Mount Schematic