The M2 mount was redesigned early this year and the M2C is new and improved. JMI encoder system does not currently work with this redesigned mount.
The M2C 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 our 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.
This American made mount is made of stainless steel and aluminum. It is machined and assembled here 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 M2C is a pleasure to use.
This is our latest version of the M2 mount with 3" Teflon and Stainless Steel roller bearings, a larger shaft and the new dual shoe.
In order to use the M-2 mount with our tripods, the MEC style column below is required. For use with a standard surveyor tripod (with 5/8-11 attachment bolt) use the MEC2 column. If used with a Celestron AVX/CG5/Vixen type tripod use the MEC10 column. For use with the Celestron CGEM tripod, which is the same as our new stainless tripod, use the MEC12 column.
This latest version of the M-2 uses smooth 3” oversized bearings on each axis. The tension 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 our 70 mm - 130 mm telescopes and other scopes up to about 25 pounds. Mount head weighs about 4 pounds. Comes standard with our TDLV spring loaded shoe.
The M2C mount is also available as a complete mount, column and tripod assembly using a heavy duty stainless tripod.