Professionally-made (by Larry Patriarca of Universal Astronomics) solid aluminum altazimuth mount on CI-700 tripod. Head weighs about 8 pounds, has thumbscrews and teflon on all tension bearings, and has a sliding dovetail adapter to accomodate weight shifts when changing eyepieces, etc. Mount is capable of easily carrying a 20 pound load and OTAs up to seven inches. There is a cosmetic-only piece out of the tripod stabilizer (black piece that holds the 3 legs apart). The mount handled my Sky 90 incredibly smoothly with vibrations damping out in well less than a second. Selling only because I’ve gotten rid of my wide field refractor.
Asking $400 plus shipping. Please feel free to e-mail with any questions.