TS-Optics Deluxe Dual Mount for Vixen/EQ5 style clamps and mounts
A dual mount is the most stable way for attaching two telescopes to one mount. Especially for astrophotography, this kind of fastening is very popular. Thus you can attach a guiding scope or a camera for piggyback photography next to the main telescope.
The benefits of the TS-Optics TSDM39 Dual Mount:
♦ Maximum stiffness without unnnecessary weight through profile design
♦ The distance of the dovetail clamps adapts to the diameter of the telescopes
♦ High-quality clamps ensure best grip even after years
♦ The instruments are clamped across the surface, preventing from unaesthetic clamping marks and increasing stability
♦ The smooth side profile of the dual mount allows 100% balancing of the instruments on the mount
Why is a dual mount superior to mounting on the tube rings?
Usually, tube rings provide only a small support area and, due to the felt liner, they are not very stable. The guiding scope or telephoto lens can move relatively to the main telescope. Additionally, lever is more unfavourable. The mount is clearly higher burdened than with the dual mount. The guiding scope is significantly closer to the centre of gravity of the mount. Balancing the instruments is easier with the dual mount, too.
Among others, the dual mount is suitable for the following mounts:
- iOptron CEM60, CEM70
- Skywatcher EQ3, EQ5, H-EQ5, AZ-EQ5
- Celestron Advanced VX
- Meade / Bresser Mon2, LXD 75
- Vixen GP series
- With the adapter PS3-V to all mounts with Losmandy style saddle plate
- All other mounts with Vixen style saddle plate