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Explore Scientific Twilight I Adjustable Angle Alt-Azimuth Mount


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Explore Scientific Twilight I Adjustable Angle Alt-Azimuth Mount



  • Supports up to 18 lbs
  • Height adjustable from 38.5" to 55.5"
  • Collapses to 42" for easy storage
  • Weighs 16.7 lbs for sturdy, yet manageable transport
  • Equipped with a Vixen-Style Dovetail Saddle for compatibility


Explore Scientific Twilight I Alt-Azimuth Mount: Precision Meets Versatility

Unmatched Load Capacity and Stability: The Twilight I Alt-Azimuth Mount is your ideal companion for observing the cosmos. Engineered to support up to 18 lbs, this mount is perfect for a wide range of small to medium-sized refractors like the AR102, ED102mm, and the beloved ED80mm. Its robust design also accommodates lightweight, fast Newtonians, making it a versatile choice for amateur astronomers.

Designed for Durability: Crafted from powder-coated aluminum, the Twilight I mount combines durability with lightweight efficiency. Its Vixen-Style Dovetail Saddle ensures compatibility with a broad spectrum of telescopes, provided they're equipped with a Vixen-Style Universal Dovetail bar.

Precision Movement and Control: Equipped with worm gears on both axes, the Twilight I allows for smooth tracking and precise adjustments. The adjustable angle head, tiltable up to 45°, offers unparalleled clearance, enabling direct zenith viewing for those breathtaking overhead sights. The inclusion of slow-motion control cables with oversized knurled knobs makes adjustments effortless, even on chilly nights with gloved hands. Designed to cater to all astronomers, these controls can be configured for right or left-handed use and are adaptable to different telescope types.

Stability and Portability Combined: The mount's stainless steel tripod ensures a stable foundation with its wide 42-inch footprint and adjustable legs. Enhanced by a spreader bar that secures against the legs, it minimizes vibrations, guaranteeing a steady viewing experience. Despite its sturdy build, the Twilight I maintains impressive portability with a folded length of just 42 inches, facilitating easy transport and storage.

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Explore Scientific Twilight I Adjustable Angle Alt-Azimuth Mount | MAZ01-00 | 812257010622

Explore Scientific Twilight I Adjustable Angle Alt-Azimuth Mount






Focal Length


Focal Ratio


Field of View




Barrel Size



29.5" tripod fully collapsed no mount head

42" tripod fully collapsed with head

25" tripod open, retracted legs no mount head

38.5" at highest point, 36" to the center of the mounting bracket - tripod open, retracted legs with the mount head

42" tripod open, legs fully extended no mount head

55.5" at highest point, 53" to the center of the mounting bracket - tripod open, legs fully extended with the mount head

14" x 7" x 4" mount head

42" foot print


Mount Head: 6.6 lb , Tripod: 11 lb
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