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Used Telescopes Buyback

Mounts, Tripods & Accessories

9 Items
Apertura Premium Finder Scope Shoe

Apertura Premium Finder Scope Shoe - FSSHOE

SKU: APT-FSSHOE
  • Type of Mounting Hardware: Mount Adapters, Stalks & Accessories
  • Dimensions: 30mm Length x 42mm Width x 20.5mm Height
  • Mounts to a wide variety of telescopes thanks to its cross-slot screw hole pattern design
  • Compatible with up to 5mm diameter screws
$14.95
Apertura Dual Finder Scope Bracket

Apertura Dual Finder Scope Bracket - DUALFB

SKU: APT-DUALFB
  • Type of Mounting Hardware: Mount Adapters, Stalks & Accessories
  • Allows two finder scopes to be mounted onto a single OTA
  • Attachment does not require a drill or any additional tools
  • Ensures ideal telescope aim by supporting multiple aiming techniques
$29.95
Apertura Vibration Suppression Pads for Tripods

Apertura Vibration Suppression Pads for Tripods - Set of 3 - VSP

SKU: APT-VSP
  • Set of 3 Vibration Suppression Pads
  • These specialized rubber discs work with any tripod!
  • Great for any optics mounted on a tripod, including telescopes, spotting scopes, binoculars and cameras
  • Provides an optimal solution for when surfaces susceptible to vibration, such as a backyard deck, are involved
$32.95

Apertura Essentials Vixen V Style 7" Universal Dovetail Plate - VUP7

SKU: APT-VUP7
  • Type of Mounting Hardware: Dovetails Only
  • Dovetail or Attachment Type: V-Series (Vixen)
  • Dovetail, Saddle or Mount Adapter Length: 7"
  • Includes four 1/4-20 screws
  • Features high quality CNC-machined construction
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$44.95
Vixen V Style 4" Universal Dovetail Plate Full

Apertura Essentials Vixen V Style 4" Universal Dovetail Plate - VUP4

SKU: APT-VUP4
  • Type of Mounting Hardware: 4" Universal Dovetail Plate
  • Dovetail or Attachment Type: V-Series (Vixen)
  • Includes four 1/4-20 screws
  • Features high quality CNC-machined construction
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$24.95
Apertura Essentials Vixen V Style 11" Universal Dovetail Plate

Apertura Essentials Vixen V Style 11" Universal Dovetail Plate - VUP11

SKU: APT-VUP11
  • Type of Mounting Hardware: Dovetails Only
  • Dovetail or Attachment Type: V-Series (Vixen)
  • Dovetail, Saddle or Mount Adapter Length: 11"
  • Includes four 1/4-20 screws
  • Features high quality CNC-machined construction
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$49.95
Losmandy D Style 7" Universal Dovetail Plate

Apertura Essentials Losmandy D Style 7" Universal Dovetail Plate - DUP7

SKU: APT-DUP7
  • Type of Mounting Hardware: Dovetails Only
  • Dovetail or Attachment Type: D-Series (Losmandy)
  • Dovetail, Saddle or Mount Adapter Length: 7"
  • Includes four 1/4-20 screws
  • Features high quality CNC-machined construction
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$59.95
Losmandy D Style 14" Universal Dovetail Side Profile

Apertura Essentials Losmandy D Style 14" Universal Dovetail Plate - DUP14

SKU: APT-DUP14
  • Type of Mounting Hardware: Dovetails Only
  • Dovetail or Attachment Type: D-Series (Losmandy)
  • Dovetail, Saddle or Mount Adapter Length: 14"
  • Includes four 1/4-20 screws
  • Features high quality CNC-machined construction
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$77.95
ADM V Series Female to Female Dovetail Adapter

Apertura Vixen-Style Female to Female Dovetail Adapter - A-FM-DA

SKU: APT-A-FM-DA
  • Type of Mounting Hardware: Mount Adapters, Stalks & Accessories
  • Dovetail or Attachment Type: V-Series (Vixen)
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Color: Anodized Black
$49.95

When selecting a telescope mount, it is important that you select a mount that has more than enough payload capacity to support your telescope and any accessories you plan on adding to your telescope. A general rule of thumb is to never exceed 80% of your telescope mount's payload capacity when visual observing and never exceed 60% of your mount's payload capacity when imaging.

There are two main telescope mount types: the Equatorial mount and Alt-Azimuth mount. Equatorial mounts, including the German and motorized equatorial mount, are great platforms for astro-imaging and visual observing. Our most popular is the Celestron Advanced VX, which comes with a mount case. Alt-Azimuth telescope mounts are great for easy point and view visual observations. Some of the most popular include the Explore Scientific Twilight and iOptron Cube Pro. Each mount type comes in computerized telescope mount configurations and non-computerized configurations. The telescope GoTo mount can easily find celestial objects for you, taking the guesswork out of observing. However, they can also be an added expense, which is something to consider when purchasing a new telescope mount.