Takahashi EM-2 mount with:
* (new) Takahashi FC-L tripod,
* 2 counterweights (second counter weight not pictured but identical),
* polar scope illuminator,
* hand controller
* battery pack (uses 4 D-cell batteries) and
* 8 inch custom Losmandy-type saddle.
All items have been lightly used, stored in-doors and are in MINT condition.
The Takahashi EM-2 mount is an accurate, precision built German equatorial mount that provides a stable platform for telescopes up to 20 pounds. It is an ideal mount for a small to medium sized refractor or reflector. The EM-2 is a highly portable mount for those times when accuracy is needed in a lightweight package.
The mount includes a built-in precision illuminated polar alignment scope with a 5 sec. setting accuracy. This helps you achieve a highly accurate polar alignment in about two or three minutes and without the need to level the tripod!.
The dedicated FC-L tripod is only four months old and expands from 33 inches to 43 inches (bottom of legs to top of tirpod base). The mount adds another 12 inches to the overall height.
Load capacity: 20 lbs (as noted on the mount list page of the Texas Nautical Repair website)
Gross weight: 23 lbs
Tracking accuracy: 10 arc seconds
Polar Finder: built in, illuminated, with 5 arc second accuracy
Motor drive: Sidereal, with N/S
Slewing speed: (RA) 0 or 2x
Power source: 4 D-batteries
If purchased new, this package would cost over $2,500.
It can be yours for $1,525 and includes EM-2 mount, FC-L tripod with integrated shelf, slewing hand controller, two counter weights, polar scope illuminator, 8 inch custom Losmandy-type saddle and shipping in original boxes to your door (CONUS). Paypal (preferred), cashier's checks, money orders.