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.
Now available... the Kenko Single-axis tracking mount -- a compact, portable, easy-to-use, precision tracking mount, perfect for the beginner starting out in astrophotography with wide angle lenses.
Of special note is the factory-aligned, highly accurate polar axis finder. The polar axis scope is actually aligned twice -- once when the scope is assembled, and again when it is installed in the mount. As an integral part of the mount, it retains its accuracy and provides a quick, and reliable method of aligning the Kenko mount.
Works in both northern and southern hemispheres!... Learn MoreFREE SHIPPINGModel#: skymemo(48 States)
Green Lapides modified alt-azimuth mount head with slow-motion controls. Attaches to any 3/8-16 tripod legs (optional)... Learn MoreFREE SHIPPINGModel#: TLM7601(48 States)
For so many years the beginning astronomer was forced to buy a mount that was unstable and almost useless when viewing at high power. More often than not, the frustration of using an unstable mount resulted in the telescope only being used for one night and being left in a closet to collect dust. The Porta mount changed all that. It is one of Vixen's proudest designs.... Learn MoreFREE SHIPPINGModel#: 5863M(48 States)
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.... Learn MoreFREE SHIPPINGModel#: SG5863M(48 States)