Optec Libra Alt-Azimuth Dovetail Adjustment System

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Optec Libra Alt-Azimuth Dovetail Adjustment System
Item # OP-19230
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  • The Optec Libra Alt-Azimuth Mount allows for fine control for adjustments in altitude and azimuth.
  • Solid construction - anodized aluminum and stainless steel fasteners.
  • The Optec Libra Alt-Azimuth Mount fits any 4" dovetail system - female to male mount for easy integration.
  • Altitude adjustment of 5-degrees and Azimuth adjustment of 8-degrees.
  • The Optec Libra Alt-Azimuth Mount is capable of holding up to 25 lbs.


Optec Libra Alt-Azimuth Mount - Dovetail Adjustment Plate

Optec's new Libra Alt-Az adjustable mounting base allows easy adjustment in altitude and azimuth of guide scopes mounted to a Losmandy-style dovetail system. Unlike simple 2-axis stage adjusting systems that allow alignment of an imaging camera on a secondary scope, the Libra Alt-Az allows easy alignment of a secondary scope's optical axis to that of the primary.

"Why is it cool? Oh my... This is the only high-quality, high-precision device that allows dove-tail mounted guide-scopes or accessories to be collimated to a primary optical-system without the use of three-point rings." says Eric Blackhurst of OPT, "In other words, a user is able to move the smaller optical tube (relative to the larger) while using clamshell or tube-ring type mountings, as opposed to the traditional guide-rings that have been needed otherwise. This will significantly reduce the amount of differential-flexure in the smaller telescope’s mounting hardware, allowing for much longer sub-exposure lengths."

For a much better view of the Optec Libra's adjustment mechanisms, springs, dovetail and saddle, take a look at our "Additional Images and Articles" section to your left. You'll see why this ingenious piece of new engineering has our staff so excited!

Optec Product Number: 19230
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU OP-19230
Head Design Alt-Azimuth
Tripod or Pier Included? No
GPS Included? No
Electronics Included None/ Manual
Manufacturer Optec
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Hand Controller Included None - None Available
# of Counterweights Included 0
Objects in Database N/A
Saddle Width Universal - Will adapt to most plates
Weight Capacity 25 lbs.
Leg Length N/A
Material N/A
Power Supply Included None - Does Not Require Power
Tracking Modes Alt-Azimuth
Latitude Range N/A
Weight of Tripod/Monopod N/A
Weight of Head Not supplied by manufacturer
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Included Items

  • Optec Libra Alt-Azimuth Mount
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