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Explore Scientific Twilight I Mount & Tripod - MAZ01-00

SKU: EXS-MAZ01-00
  • Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth Mounts
  • Type of Mount Electronics: Manual - No Electronics
  • Weight Capacity (lb.): 18
  • Mount Includes Tripod or Pier: Yes
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$289.99
 

Explore Scientific Heavy Duty Twilight II Mount - MAZ-02P

SKU: EXS-MAZ-02P
  • Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth Mounts
  • Type of Mount Electronics: Manual - No Electronics
  • Weight Capacity (lb.): 20 for one scope, up to 60 for two scopes
  • Mount Includes Tripod or Pier: Yes
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$599.99
 
Explore Scientific Replacement 102 mm Cradle Ring Set

Explore Scientific Replacement Cradle Ring Set for 102 mm - TED102CRDL

SKU: EXS-TED102CRDL
  • This set is made to work with any Explore Scientific 102 mm aperture OTAs.
  • The rings are made of aluminum and will act as a direct replacement for damaged rings.
  • The Replacement Cradle Ring set measures 7.9" (200 mm) in length.
  • The inside Diameter of each ring is 3.9" - 4.1" (99.06 mm - 105 mm).
$69.99
 
Explore Scientific Replacement 152 mm Cradle Ring Set

Explore Scientific Replacement Cradle Ring Set for 152 mm Carbon Fiber APO - TED152CFCRDL

SKU: EXS-TED152CFCRDL
  • This set is made to work with any Explore Scientific 152 mm aperture OTAs.
  • The rings are made of aluminum and will act as a direct replacement for damaged rings.
  • Explore Scientific's Replacement Cradle Ring set comes with a dovetail plate for quick attachment.
  • The included dovetail plate is made for "Vixen-style" mounts.
$109.99 $79.99
 
Explore Scientific Replacement 152 mm Comet Hunter Cradle Ring Set

Explore Scientific Replacement Cradle Ring Set for 152 mm Comet Hunter - TEDMN152CRDL

SKU: EXS-TEDMN152CRDL
  • This set is made to work with the Explore Scientific 152 mm aperture Comet Hunter OTA.
  • The rings are made of aluminum and will act as a direct replacement for damaged rings.
  • Each cradle ring comes with a dovetail plate for quick attachment.
  • The included dovetail plate is compatible with "Vixen-style" mounts.
$79.99
 
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Explore Scientific ED80 "V" Series Dovetail Saddle Plate - 5.125"

Explore Scientific Vixen-Style Saddle Plate for ED80 - 5.125" Long - VXNSML

SKU: EXS-VXNSML
  • Type of Mounting Hardware: Dovetails Only
  • Dovetail or Attachment Type: V-Series (Vixen)
  • Dovetail, Saddle or Mount Adapter Length: 5.125"
$39.99
 
Explore Scientific 7.5" Vixen "V" Style Saddle Plate

Explore Scientific Medium Vixen-Style Saddle Plate - 7.5" Long - VXNMD

SKU: EXS-VXNMD
  • Type of Mounting Hardware: Saddle Plates Only
  • Dovetail or Attachment Type: V-Series (Vixen)
  • Dovetail, Saddle or Mount Adapter Length: 7.5"
$49.99
 
Explore Scientific 11" Vixen "V" Style Saddle Plate

Explore Scientific Long Vixen-Style Saddle Plate - 11" Long - VXNLG

SKU: EXS-VXNLG
  • Type of Mounting Hardware: Saddle Plates Only
  • Dovetail or Attachment Type: V-Series (Vixen)
  • Dovetail, Saddle or Mount Adapter Length: 11"
$59.99
 
Explore Scientific Replacement 102 mm Carbon Fiber Cradle Ring Set

Explore Scientific Replacement Cradle Ring Set for 102 mm Carbon Fiber - TED102CFCRDL

SKU: EXS-TED102CFCRDL
  • This set is made to work with any Explore Scientific 102 mm OTAs.
  • The rings are made of aluminum and will act as a direct replacement for damaged rings.
  • Explore Scientific's Replacement Cradle Rings are 8" in length and have an inside diameter of 4.65" - 4.82" (118.11mm - 122.43mm).
  • The included dovetail plate is made for "Vixen-style" mounts.
$69.99
 
DAR152 Cradle Rings

Explore Scientific Replacement Cradle Ring Set for 152 mm Doublet Refractor - DAR152CRDL

SKU: EXS-DAR152CRDL
  • This set is made to work with the Explore Scientific 152 mm Doublet Achromatic Refractor.
  • The rings are made of aluminum and will act as a direct replacement for damaged rings.
  • Each cradle ring comes with a dovetail plate for quick attachment.
  • The included dovetail plate is compatible with "Vixen-style" mounts.
$79.99
 
Explore Scientific Losmandy G-11 PMC-8 GoTo EQ Mount

Explore Scientific Losmandy G-11 PMC-8 GoTo Equatorial Mount - ES-G11PMC8-00

SKU: EXS-ES-G11PMC8-00
  • Mount Type: Equatorial Mounts
  • Type of Mount Electronics: Computerized - GoTo
  • Weight Capacity (lb.): 60
  • Mount Includes Tripod or Pier: Yes
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$3,699.99
 
Explore Scientific 9.9 lb. Counterweight for EXOS-2GT Mount

Explore Scientific 9.9 lb. Counterweight for EXOS2-GT Mount - EXOS2CW

SKU: EXS-EXOS2CW
  • Individual Counterweight Weights (lb.): 9.9
$49.99
 
Explore Scientific Truss-Tube Dobsonian Counterweight Set

Explore Scientific Counterweight Set for Truss-Tube Dobsonian Telescopes - DOB-CW

SKU: EXS-DOB-CW
  • Individual Counterweight Weights (lb.): 2.5 and 2.5
$39.99
 
Explore Scientific FirstLight EXOS Nano Equatorial Mount with 1.25" Stainless Steel ST1 Tripod

Explore Scientific FirstLight EXOS Nano Equatorial Mount w/Steel ST1 Tripod - FL-EXOSNANOT1-00

SKU: EXS-FL-EXOSNANOT1-00
  • Mount Type: Equatorial Mounts
  • Type of Mount Electronics: Motorized - Non-Computerized
  • Weight Capacity (lb.): 15
  • Mount Includes Tripod or Pier: Yes
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$129.99
 
Explore Scientific Polar Scope for Losmandy G-11 Equatorial Mount with PMC-8 StarLapse System

Explore Scientific Losmandy Polar Scope for ES-G11PMC8-00 StarLapse System - G11PS

SKU: EXS-G11PS
  • Polar Product Type: Manual Polar Scope
  • Mounts Known to Fit: Losmandy/Explore Scientific G-11 PMC-8
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$287.99
 
Losmandy 7 Pound Counterweight for G-11 Equatorial Mount with Explore Scientific PMC-8 GoTo Electronics

Explore Scientific Losmandy 7 lb. Counterweight for ES-G11PMC8-00 StarLapse System - ES-G117CW

SKU: EXS-ES-G117CW
  • Individual Counterweight Weights (lb.): 7
  • Counterweight Bore Size: 1.25"
$59.99
 
Explore Scientific 11 lb. Losmandy Counterweight for ES-G11PMC8-00 StarLapse GoTo System

Explore Scientific Losmandy 11 lb. Counterweight for ES-G11PMC8-00 StarLapse System - ES-G-1111CW

SKU: EXS-ES-G-1111CW
  • Individual Counterweight Weights (lb.): 11
  • Counterweight Bore Size: 1.25"
$89.99
 
Explore Scientific Telescope Drive Master Encoder Only

Explore Scientific TDM Telescope Drive Master Encoder Only - 721001

SKU: EXS-721001
  • This Encoder is a key component of the Explore Scientific Telescope Drive Master system, or TDM.
  • Drastically reduces drive errors to provide users with the potential for 1 arc-second tracking without requiring that their current mount be replaced.
  • Gives those with an existing TDM encoder and controller the ability to maintain a second photographical setup.
  • Requires a supplemental adapter for your specific mount.
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$899.99
 
Explore Scientific TDM Telescope Drive Master Version 251 Controller with Cables

Explore Scientific TDM Telescope Drive Master Ver. 251 Controller with Cables - 721004

SKU: EXS-721004
  • This Controller is a key component of the Explore Scientific Telescope Drive Master system, or TDM.
  • The Explore Scientific TDM drastically reduces drive errors to provide users with the potential for 1 arc-second tracking without requiring that their current mount be replaced.
  • For those who already have an existing TDM system with encoder, you can use this particular controller to upgrade your equipment to Version 2.51 so you don't have to purchase another encoder.
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$879.99
 
Explore Scientific TDM Telescope Drive Master Encoder & Electronics Set - Ver. 2.5

Explore Scientific TDM Telescope Drive Master Ver. 2.5 Encoder & Electronics Set - 721010

SKU: EXS-721010
  • This Explore Scientific Telescope Drive Master, or TDM, is an ultra-high resolution encoder and electronics system that will substantially improve your mount's performance.
  • Drastically reduces drive errors to provide users with the potential for 1 arc-second tracking without requiring that their current mount be replaced.
  • Offsets any deviations in RA shaft angular velocity from the required drive rate in real time by either increasing or decreasing drive speed through feedback regulation.
  • Requires a supplemental adapter for your specific equatorial mount.
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$1,699.99
 
Explore Scientific TDM Telescope Drive Master Adapter with Encoder for Meade 16" LX200 ACF Mount

Explore Scientific TDM Adapter with Encoder for 16" LX200 ACF Mount - 721260

SKU: EXS-721260
  • This adapter allows the Explore Scientific Telescope Drive Master system, or TDM, to be used with Meade 16" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes on LX200 Advanced Coma-Free mounts.
  • Explore Scientific's TDM is an ultra-high resolution encoder and electronics system that will substantially improve your mount's performance.
  • Considerably reduces drive errors down to a potential 1 arc-second, a drastic improvement compared to typical mount drives which can easily have 20-30 arc-seconds of periodic inefficiencies.
  • Virtually eliminate tracking errors without having to replace your existing LX200 ACF mount with Meade 16" telescope.
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$1,599.99
 
Explore Scientifice Telescope Drive Master Adapter for Celestron CGE Mount

Explore Scientific TDM Adapter for Celestron CGE Mount - 721020

SKU: EXS-721020
  • This adapter allows the Explore Scientific Telescope Drive Master system, or TDM, to be used with Celestron CGE mounts.
  • Explore Scientific's TDM is an ultra-high resolution encoder and electronics system that will substantially improve your mount's performance.
  • Considerably reduces drive errors down to a potential 1 arc-second, a drastic improvement compared to typical mount drives which can easily have 20-30 arc-seconds of periodic inefficiencies.
  • Virtually eliminate tracking errors without having to replace your existing Celestron CGE mount.
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$499.99
 
Explore Scientific Telescope Drive Master Adapter for Celestron CGEM & CGEM DX Mounts

Explore Scientific TDM Adapter for Celestron CGEM & CGEM DX Mounts - 721025

SKU: EXS-721025
  • This adapter allows the Explore Scientific Telescope Drive Master system, or TDM, to be used with both Celestron CGEM and CGEM DX mounts.
  • With the Explore Scientific Telescope Drive Master, an ultra-high resolution encoder and electronics system, your mount's performance will be drastically improved.
  • Considerably reduces drive errors down to a potential 1 arc-second, a drastic improvement compared to typical mount drives which can easily have 20-30 arc-seconds of periodic error.
  • All but completely elminates tracking errors without requiring that you give up your current Celestron CGEM or CGEM DX mount.
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$369.99
 
Explore Scientific TDM Telescope Drive Master Adapter for Celestron CGE Pro Mount

Explore Scientific TDM Adapter for Celestron CGE Pro Mount - 721028

SKU: EXS-721028
  • This adapter allows the Explore Scientific Telescope Drive Master system, or TDM, to be used with Celestron CGE Pro mounts.
  • Explore Scientific's TDM is an ultra-high resolution encoder and electronics system that will substantially improve your mount's performance.
  • Compared to ordinary mount drive which typically offer 20-30 arc-seconds of periodic error, mounts using the TDM system can severely cut tracking errors down to a possible 1 arc-second.
  • All but completely elminates tracking errors without requiring that you give up your current Celestron CGE Pro mount.
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$499.99
 

A great telescope mount and tripod can truly complement the celestial observing experience of any amateur astronomer. At High Point Scientific, we have a wide array of telescope tripods and mounts from the most popular brand today, such as Celestron, Meade, Orion, and many more. Be sure to reach out to one of our telescope experts if you would like help selecting the telescope mount parts and mount that best fit your observing needs.

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, Equatorial mounts and Alt-Azimuth mounts. Equatorial mounts, including German Equatorial mounts, are great platforms for astro-imaging and visual observing. Alt-Azimuth mounts are great for easy, point and view visual observations. Each mount type comes in computerized and non-computerized configurations. Computerized mounts 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 mount.


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