Video Astronomy Mounts: Equatorial
Updated: Aug 10, 2018
There are two main types of tracking mounts that are used in video astronomy, an Altitude/Azimuth or Alt/Az and Equatorial Mounts. I’ll be talking about Equatorial mounts in this post. An equatorial mount is different in that it tracks the night sky in only one axis.
The advantage of an equatorial mount is as follows:
The disadvantage of an equatorial mount are as follows:
Below is an image of my 8” f/4.9 Orion Skyview Pro on an AVX. Beside it is the SLT Alt/Az mount with a Celestron 70mm travel scope for scale.