Stellarvue - M2 Alt-Az Mount with Losmandy and Vixen Shoe

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Stellarvue redesigned our M002 mount into a more advanced M002C mount. This new version of the advanced alt az telescope mount uses larger shafts and a stainless roller bearing making it even smoother than before. The Stellarvue M2 mounts directly to large camera tripods with a standard 3/8”-16 threaded hole or it mounts to a number of tripods using one of Stellarvue's optional rock solid MEC columns. Mount the column to a tripod and the M2C mount drops into the column. Secure the mount head to the column with three set screws and you have an impressive, heavy duty, ultra smooth alt azimuth mount.
SKU: STV-M002C
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Stellarvue M2 Alt-Az Mount with Losmandy and Vixen Shoe

Stellarvue redesigned our M002 mount into a more advanced M002C mount. This new version of the advanced alt az telescope mount uses larger shafts and a stainless roller bearing making it even smoother than before. 

The Stellarvue M2 mounts directly to large camera tripods with a standard 3/8”-16 threaded hole or it mounts to a number of tripods using one of Stellarvue's optional rock solid MEC columns.  Mount the column to a tripod and the M2C mount drops into the column. Secure the mount head to the column with three set screws and you have an impressive, heavy duty, ultra smooth alt azimuth mount.

The M2 id manufactured in America using stainless steel and aluminum. It is machined and assembled in our CNC metal shop so it is extremely precise. The smoothness makes slow motion controls unnecessary.  Simply set the knobs for minimum drag and glide around the night sky. The M002C is a pleasure to use.

In order to use the advanced alt az telescope mount with Stellarvue tripods, the MEC style column is required. For use with a standard surveyor tripod (with 5/8-11 attachment bolt) use the MEC002 column. If used with a Celestron AVX/CG5/Vixen type tripod use the MEC10 column which has a 10 mm attachment bolt. For use with the Celestron CGEM tripod, which is the same as the Stellarvue stainless tripod, use the MEC12 column. 

The Stellarvue M2 uses smooth 3” over-sized bearings on each axis. The tension on the advanced alt az telescope mount is adjusted on both axis with over-sized knurled knobs. Once the tension is set, it is easy to glide from object to object without the need for slow motion controls. The mount will hold the Stellarvue 70 mm - 115 mm telescopes. The M002C mounted to our stainless tripod will hold our SVX130T and other scopes up to about 25 pounds. Mount head weighs about 4 pounds. Comes standard with the TDLV spring loaded shoe that accommodates both Vixen and Losmandy stle plates. If using a Losmandy style plate it is recommended that you use a safety screw with washers or a spacer sop it will not slide through the shoe when the kobs are loosened. 

The Stellarvue M2 mount is also available as a complete mount, column and tripod assembly using a heavy duty stainless tripod.  

Encoders: The JMI encoder system made for the older models does not currently work with this redesigned advanced alt az telescope mount. If you are interested in a complete encoder system for this mount head we recommend the Nexus encoder kit for the M002C by Astro-Devices.

 

Specifications

Name Stellarvue - M2 Alt-Az Mount with Losmandy and Vixen Shoe
Manufacturer Stellarvue
Model STV-M002C
Backlash Compensation No
Dovetail Compatibility D Series
Mount Weight 4 lbs.
Payload Capacity 22 lbs.

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