I used this mount only once, and it worked very smoothly. It has enclosed worm gears, slo-mo controls for both dec. and R.A. It also has setting circles, azimuth adjustment and lock, polaris angle adjustment and lock, locks on both axes, an accessory tray with lock to keep the aluminum tripod more stable. Includes a balance weight.
I put the scope on my photo tripod for wildlife photography. The mounting head has a dovetail connection for the telescope, and you can obtain a scope clamp with dovetail from Apogee. I will accept a $50.00 money order, and I will split the cost of the shipping in Conus. Thanks for looking... Frank