Explore Scientific Twilight II Alt-Az Mount w/ Pier Extension

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Explore Scientific Twilight II Alt-Az Mount w/ Pier Extension
Item # ES-MAZ-02P
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  • The Twilight II Mount from Explore Scientific is a dual saddle Alt-Az mount capable of carrying up to 60 lbs.
  • Features two separate saddles to carry two telescopes at once.
  • 2" fully adjustable steel legs.
  • Includes a pier extension to provide proper clearance from the tripod legs.


Explore Scientific Twilight II Alt-Az Mount w/ Pier Extension

Get more out of your scope with the Twilight II mount from Explore Scientific.  Larger weight capacity, more stability and the ability to mount two telescopes simultaneously.  You can have one telescope set up for visual and another for imaging, mount a telescope and a DSLR with lens, twin scopes - whatever suits your needs and desires!  A perfect option for those that do outreach too.   Capable of carrying a total load of approximately 60 pounds (granted appropriate balance is acheived between the two telescopes used), Explore has done numerous outreach events mounting a 127mm on one side and a 152mm on the other.   This mount is a workhorse!

Beautifully designed and finished, the Twilight II mount has large chrome knobs and clutch locks for easy adjustments.  The tripod included has 2" steel chrome plated, fully adjustable legs.  The included spreader bar has a long threaded bar that securely holds everything in place and offers additional stability. 

Includes a pier extension to ensure proper clearance for telescopes from the tripod legs.


Manufacturer Product Number: MAZ-02P

Additional Information

Additional Information

UPC Code 812257015917
Head Design Alt-Azimuth
Tripod or Pier Included? Yes
GPS Included? No
Electronics Included None/ Manual
Manufacturer Explore Scientific
Warranty Lifetime Warranty
Hand Controller Included None - None Available
# of Counterweights Included 0
Saddle Width V Series
Weight Capacity 60 lbs.
Material Aluminum
Power Supply Included None - Does Not Require Power
Tracking Modes Alt-Azimuth
Included Items

Included Items

  • Twilight II Mount Head
  • 2" Steel Tripod
  • Pier Extension
  • Spreader Bar
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

Once the OTA's are mounted how can you make adjustments to track objects? I don't see motion controls. Is there an add-on to address slow motion control?
I have a 16 lb 5" refractor and a 40 lb 12" newtownian reflector. Can I mount both on here and have full range alt motion (0-90 deg) without worrying about it tipping over? Also, can I mount just the 40 lb scope without tipping concerns?
Coukd you put a counter weight on one side instead of two scopes ?
Thanx for reply,
How much does the mount weigh all by itself?
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