Stellarvue M2 Mount Head- Combo D/V Dovetail Shoe
This is the new and improved version of the M2 mount, courtesy of a redesign earlier this year. The JMI encoders that worked with the old M2 do not work with this mount.
The M2C mounts directly to all manner of Large Camera Tripods so long as they have a standard 3/8”-16 threaded hole. It can also mount to a wider range of tripods using Stellarvues optional rock solid MEC columns. Just mount the column to a tripod and the M2C mount will easily drop into the column. Then you 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 made mount is crafted from stainless steel and aluminum. Furthermore, it is machined and assembled in Stellarvues 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. Traits like these and the exquisite craftsmanship displayed in each little detail are what make the M2C a pleasure to use. This newest variant comes equipped with 3" Teflon and Stainless Steel roller bearings, a larger shaft and the new dual shoe.
In order to use the M-2 mount with Stellarvue tripods, the MEC style column (sold separately) is required. For use with a standard surveyor tripod (with 5/8-11 attachment bolt) use the MEC2 column. If used with a Celestron AVX/CG5/Vixen type tripod use the MEC10 column. For use with the Celestron CGEM tripod, which is the same as Stellarvues new stainless tripod, use the MEC12 column.
This latest version of 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 Stellarvues 70 mm - 130 mm telescopes and other scopes up to about 20 pounds. The Mount head weighs about 4 pounds, and the M2C also comes standard with a Stellarvue TDLV spring loaded shoe.
Manufacturer Product Number: M002C