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Altaz

Altaz mounts move corresponding to altitude (up-and-down) and azimuth (side-to-side). Altaz mounts are great because they tend to be lightweight and easier to assemble and setup, but they aren't recommended for astrophotography (use German Equatorial instead) or observing at zenith.

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  1. Vixen - StarGuy Alt Az Pro Mount - (Train and Track Motors)

    Vixen - StarGuy Alt Az Pro Mount - (Train and Track Motors)

    The StarGuy Alt Az Pro is a step up from the Porta II Mount. It features the well designed Porta II head atop the HAL130SXG heavy duty tripod for a rigid platform with great stability. The “World-Standard” dovetail attachment system on the StarGuy Alt Az was developed by Vixen.

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    Model#: SG5863M
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    Regular Price: $659.00

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  2. Vixen - StarGuy Alt Az Pro Mount

    Vixen - StarGuy Alt Az Pro Mount

    The StarGuy Alt Az Pro is a step up from the Porta II Mount. It features the well designed Porta II head atop the HAL130SXG heavy duty tripod for a rigid platform with great stability.

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    Model#: SG5863P
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    Regular Price: $399.00

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  3. Vixen - StarGuy Alt Az Mount - (Wood Tripod)

    Vixen - StarGuy Alt Az Mount - (Wood Tripod)

    The StarGuy Alt Az Pro is a step up from the Porta II Mount. It features the well designed Porta II head atop the HAL130SXG heavy duty tripod for a rigid platform with great stability. The “World-Standard” dovetail attachment system on the StarGuy Alt Az was developed by Vixen.

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    Model#: SG5863W
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    Regular Price: $499.00

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  4. Vixen - SkyPod Alt/Az Mount with Tripod

    Vixen - SkyPod Alt/Az Mount with Tripod

    The Skypod Alt Az Mount is a unique portable computer controlled "Go To" mount that evolved from the very successful Vixen Sphinx mounts. The Skypod Alt Az Mount incorporates a compact computer controlled system that automatically slews the telescope from one object to another.

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    Model#: 27522AL130
    $1,199.00

  5. Vixen - Porta II Mount with Motor

    Vixen - Porta II Mount with Motor

    For so many years the beginning astronomer was forced to buy a mount that was unstable and almost useless when viewing at high power.

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    Model#: 5863M
    $539.00

  6. Vixen PortaMount II

    Vixen - Porta II Mount

    The Porta II is a solid altazimuth mount with a 20lb payload capacity and features Slow Motion Flexible Handles to minimize vibrations and keep your view sharp.

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    Model#: 5863
    $279.00

  7. Vixen MiniPorta

    Vixen - Mini PortaMount

    Fine gear drives make it a simple matter to precisely track a planet or a ship on the horizon by simply turning the elevation and or azimuth control handles. This sturdy observing base weighs just 6 lbs but will hold scopes up to 10 lbs.

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    Model#: 3992mini
    $159.00

  8. Vixen - HF2 Altazimuth Fork Mount

    Vixen - HF2 Altazimuth Fork Mount

    The Vixen fork mount is a heavy-duty Alt-Azimuth mount especially suited for the Vixen Astronomical Observation Binoculars. The fork arms can be placed at a 45 degree angle or straight up. An optional swing bracket fits between the arms and allows the mounting of the Vixen BT80M-A binoculars.

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    Model#: 38062
    $399.00

  9. Universal Astronomics UniStar Light Super Deluxe Alt-Az Mount

    Universal Astronomics - UniStar Light Super Deluxe Alt-Az Mount

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    Model#: 01205
    $319.00

  10. Universal Astronomics UniStar Light Deluxe Alt-Az Mount

    Universal Astronomics - UniStar Light Deluxe Alt-Az Mount

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    Model#: 01202
    $259.00

  11. Universal Astronomics - UniStar Light Basic Alt-Az Mount
  12. Universal Astronomics UniStar Deluxe 7" Saddle Alt-Az Mount

    Universal Astronomics - UniStar Deluxe 7" Saddle Alt-Az Mount

    The Deluxe models are a Saddle/Plate system. The scope requires a male dovetail mounting plate (or rail) attached to it and can then attach to the Deluxe Head which has a female dovetail saddle design.

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    Model#: 01207
    $449.00

  13. Universal Astronomics UniStar Deluxe 3" Saddle Alt-Az Mount

    Universal Astronomics - UniStar Deluxe 3" Saddle Alt-Az Mount

    The Deluxe models are a Saddle/Plate system. The scope requires a male dovetail mounting plate (or rail) attached to it and can then attach to the Deluxe Head which has a female dovetail saddle design.

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    Model#: 01204
    $399.00

  14. Universal Astronomics UniStar Deluxe 12" Saddle Alt-Az Mount

    Universal Astronomics - UniStar Deluxe 12" Saddle Alt-Az Mount

    The Deluxe models are a Saddle/Plate system. The scope requires a male dovetail mounting plate (or rail) attached to it and can then attach to the Deluxe Head which has a female dovetail saddle design.

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    Model#: 01212
    $499.00

  15. Universal Astronomics UniStar Basic Alt-Az Mount

    Universal Astronomics - UniStar Basic Alt-Az Mount

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    Model#: 01203
    $299.00

  16. Universal Astronomics - MicroStar Super Deluxe Alt-Az Mount

    Universal Astronomics - MicroStar Super Deluxe Alt-Az Mount

    The MicroStar or UniStar Light Super Deluxe incorporates the saddle design reserved for the larger UniStar/MacroStar Deluxe.

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    Model#: 01503
    $259.00

  17. Universal Astronomics MicroStar Deluxe Alt-Az Mount

    Universal Astronomics - MicroStar Deluxe Alt-Az Mount

    The Deluxe models are a Saddle/Plate system. The scope requires a male dovetail mounting plate (or rail) attached to it and can then attach to the Deluxe Head which has a female dovetail saddle design.

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    Model#: 01502
    $209.00

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    Universal Astronomics - MicroStar Basic Alt-Az Mount

    The Basic models are comprised of a long flat plate with a slot cut fore and aft to accept thumbscrews for mounting typical tube rings.

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    Model#: 01501
    $149.00

  19. Universal Astronomics - MacroStar Deluxe 7" Saddle Alt-Az Mount

    Universal Astronomics - MacroStar Deluxe 7" Saddle Alt-Az Mount

    MacroStar is a more compact version of the UniStar Head

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    Model#: 01607
    $379.00

  20. Universal Astronomics - MacroStar Deluxe 3" Saddle Alt-Az Mount

    Universal Astronomics - MacroStar Deluxe 3" Saddle Alt-Az Mount

    The MacroStar: Introducing a new level of mount portability for larger optics

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    Model#: 01603
    $329.00

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