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Losmandy AZ8 Dual Saddle Alt-Azimuth Mount & Tripod - AZ8

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Losmandy AZ8 Alt-Azimuth Mount & Tripod

If you want a very high quality alt-azimuth mount and tripod with all the quality machining of the legendary Losmandy GM8, the AZ8 is the obvious choice! This heavy-duty, dual-head alt-azimuth mount is machined in the USA of aluminum and stainless steel, and includes all stainless steel hardware. The dual saddle mount head accepts two D series or V series dovetails. You can mount up to 35 lb. of equipment on each side, for a total weight capacity of 70 pounds! The heavy-duty tripod is adjustable from 29" to 46", and accepts stackable 6" risers (available separately) to put your equipment at the height that is right for your application.

Check out the specifications below to see just how beefy the Losmandy AZ8 mount is, and how much thought went into its construction. The AZ8 is the last alt-azimuth mount you will ever need to acquire!

Losmandy AZ8 Alt-Azimuth Mount & Tripod Highlights

  • The Losmandy AZ8 and Tripod are made of machined aluminum and stainless,and black anodized.
  • Includes all stainless steel hardware
  • The weight capacity of the AZ8 is 35 lb. on each side
  • One 2.100” diameter needle thrust bearing
  • Two 2.000” diameter needle thrust bearings
  • Two 1.500" diameter need bearings
  • 2.812” diameter, 7075 aluminum worm gear, 180 tooth
  • Dual supported, ball bearing housed ground High Precision Brass Worm
  • Variable slip clutch, both axes. One knob per axis design
  • 360º slow motion control. both axes
  • 3.5" diameter laser engraved setting circles
  • Bubble level
  • 1.250" diameter aluminum shafts
  • Twin saddle plates. Accepts Losmandy D & V series dovetail plates
  • Will accept optional Digital Setting Circle Hardware Kit
  • Head weight is 13 lb.
  • Adjustable height tripod with 6" riser - 29” to 46”
  • Tripod weight is 13 lb.
  • Additional stackable 6” riders sold separately