TeleVue's longer, heavier 4" scopes are best matched to the rock-solid Gibraltar HD4 mount. The large bearing surfaces and thick wood legs best handle the loads, especially for high power viewing.
Leg extensions raise the altitude axis to 5-feet, still ideally sized for use with our Air-Chair observing stool. Scale on leg extensions allows repeatable setting to desired height. A wood accessory tray ties the legs together for rigidity. Built-in pier allows for high-altitude viewing. A bubble-level is integrated into the tripod base. Metal ground spikes with rubber tips are provided. Sky Tour capable.
Our encoder mount packages include encoders pre-installed on our Tele Vue mounts along with the cables necessary to work with your Digital Setting Circles or computer (DSC / Computer). This equipment greatly enhances your observing fun and capability of your telescope. We also sell an encoder kit (STN-4001) for existing mounts without encoders. For utmost convenience, we recommend the optional Eyepiece Caddy to hold your eyepieces within arms reach.
|Height Range (feet)||3.5 - 5|
|Altitude Range (degrees)||+80 to -12|
|Encoder Resolution||2160 step, 0.167-degree/step (10-arcminute/step) encoders|