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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 $244.99

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 $499.99
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.
$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

Explore Scientific iEXOS100 Mount on Medium Duty Tripod w/ Azimuth Adjuster Adapter & Polar Scope - ES-iEXOS100-ET

SKU: EXS-ES-iEXOS100-ET
  • Mount Type: Equatorial Mounts
  • Type of Mount Electronics: Computerized - GoTo
  • Weight Capacity (lb.): Approx. 9 lb. (15 lb with photographic accessories and counterweights and 19 lb with visual equipment and counterweights)
  • Mount Includes Tripod or Pier: Yes
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$699.99
$79.99
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 Twilight Nano Alt-Azimuth Mount & 1.25" Steel Tripod

Explore Scientific Twilight Nano Alt-Azimuth Mount w/1.25" Steel ST1 Tripod - FL-TWINANOT1-00

SKU: EXS-FL-TWINANOT1-00
  • Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth Mounts
  • Type of Mount Electronics: Manual - No Electronics
  • Weight Capacity (lb.): 14
  • Mount Includes Tripod or Pier: Yes
$99.99
Explore EXOS-2GT Equatorial Mount with PMC-8 GoTo Electronics - Black

Explore Scientific EXOS-2GT Computerized Mount with PMC-8 GoTo Electronics - Black - ES-EXOS2GTPMCT3-00

SKU: EXS-ES-EXOS2GTPMCT3-00
  • Mount Type: Equatorial Mounts
  • Type of Mount Electronics: Computerized - GoTo
  • Weight Capacity (lb.): 28
  • Mount Includes Tripod or Pier: Yes
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$799.99
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 Illuminated Polar Finder

Explore Scientific Illuminated Polar Finder for EXOS2 & EXOS2GT - PFEXOS2

SKU: EXS-PFEXOS2
  • Polar Product Type: Manual Polar Scope
  • Mounts Known to Fit: Explore Scientific EXOS, EXOS2GT
$69.99
Explore Scientific Telescope Drive Master Adapter for Synta/SkyWatcher EQ6 & Orion Atlas - Original Versions

Explore Scientific TDM Adapter for Synta/Sky-Watcher EQ6 & Orion Atlas EQ-G Mounts - Old Version - 721060

SKU: EXS-721060
  • This adapter allows the Explore Scientific Telescope Drive Master system, or TDM, to be used with the original version of the Synta/Sky-Watcher EQ6 mount as well as the older Orion Atlas EQ-G model.
  • 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.
  • Virtually eliminate tracking errors without having to replace the Synta/Sky-Watcher EQ6 or Orion Atlas EQ-G you are currently using.
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$459.99
Explore Scientific ED80 Refractor Saddle Plate

Explore Scientific Saddle Plate for ED80 Refractors - TED80CRDL

SKU: EXS-TED80CRDL
  • Type of Mounting Hardware: Saddle Plates Only
  • Dovetail or Attachment Type: V-Series (Vixen)
  • Dovetail, Saddle or Mount Adapter Length: 5.125"
$43.99
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: Manual - No Electronics
  • 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

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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