An altazimuth is the simplest type of mount. It doesn't have any counterweight, which makes the mount very light and easy to move around.
It provides two motions:
Manual Altazimuth Mount
A manual altazimuth mount doesn't have a motor drive. To track the motion of the celestial object in the field of view, the user needs to move the telescope by hand simultaneously about both axes. This motion can be visualized as a "zig-zag” motion.
A standard altazimuth is mounted on top of a tripod. There is also a special type of altazimuth mount, called a Dobsonian mount, available on the market. A Dobsonian telescope is a newer version, mounted on the ground by a large platform. It is designed to support a Newtonian reflector with large apertures.Scroll down to products