(SOLD!) This is one of the finest, precision ways to point your small telescope (up to 11 lbs) on a precise, easy to use, Alt-Az mount. Very high quality italian worksmanship. You will need a separate tripod to use this mount head. Extremely stable and precise, with rough gear release for quick pointing, then a precise finely geared (smooth motion) dial which works great even on high (250x) powers.
Simply mount your scope in the opposite direction that you would to camera to let you look directly at the zenith (straight up) down to the horizon.
Includes quick release plate and original box.
When you remove the scope from the mount, you simply cock the brass slide knob. Then next time you put the scope on the mount, you will hear a definite click, that tell you, especially in the dark, that your scope is solidly on the mount, and won't fall off.
Extremely compact, the 410 offers geared movement in three directions, pan, tilt and side to side tilt. A unique feature is the ability to disengage the gear movements temporarily to rapidly set the camera in the general position required and then engage the geared movements for fine adjustment. Final adjustment is also made by simply rotating the control knobs. You will only need to use two of three adjustment knobs to reach any position in the sky. With practice, you will be able to move two knobs at once, with your two hands.
The head incorporates a quick-release camera plate system and is suitable for 35mm SLR and medium format cameras (or Telescopes!).
3/8" screw camera attachment included.
$155 shipped. PayPal preferred. Shipped Priority Mail 2- 3 shipping CONUS only.