The M2C mounts directly to large camera tripods with a standard 3/8”-16 threaded hole or it mounts to a number of tripods using one of our rock solid MEC columns. Mount the column to a tripod and the M2C mount drops into the column. Secure the mount head to the column with three set screws and you have an impressive, heavy duty, ultra smooth alt azimuth mount.
This American mount is made of stainless steel and aluminum. It is machined and assembled here in our cnc metal shop so it is extremely precise. The smoothness makes slow motion controls unnecessary. Simply set the knobs for minimum drag and glide around the night sky. The M2C is a pleasure to use.
This is our new medium duty alt azimuth mount. Mount head will attach to any heavy duty camera tripod (Bogen, Manfrotto) using a 3/8-16 bolt and having an elevator extension. In order to use the M-2 mount with our tripods, the MEC2 column below is required. The M-2 uses smooth 3” oversized bearings on each axis. The tension is adjusted on both axis with over-sized knurled knobs. Once the tension is set, it is easy to glide from object to object without the need for slow motion controls. The mount will hold our 80 mm - 115 mm telescopes and other scopes up to 22 pounds. Mount head weighs about 4 pounds. Comes standard with our TDLV spring loaded shoe that accepts both Losmandy D and Vixen sized rails.