TS-Optics Dual Mount Vixen/EQ5 style for parallel attachment of two telescopes
A dual mount is the most stable way for attaching two telescopes on one mount. It is widely used for astrophotography. By using this mount, you can attach a guide scope for guiding or a camera for "piggy-back photography" in addition to the main telescope.
The distance of the two saddles (middle to middle) is 230 mm.
The advantages of dual mount
Advantages of the dual mount over other attachments?
Extremely light with a weight of only 940 grams.
Compact - the maximum width is only 375 mm - no unnecessary lever arm.
Perfectly suited for more compact and medium-sized telescopes and also for telephoto lenses.
Very rigid and low-vibration due to a massive dovetail bar at the base
Design allows for 100% balancing of the instruments on the mount.
Usually, tube rings provide only a small bearing surface and, in addition, they are, due to the felt layer, not very stable. The guiding scope or telephoto lens can easily change position to the main telescope. Additionally the lever arm is disadvantageous. The mount is considerably more strongly burdened than if the dual mount is used. With the latter, the guiding scope is clearly closer to the mount´s centre of gravity. Also balancing the instruments significantly easier with the dual mount.
Among others, the fual mount is suitable for the following mounts:
Skywatcher EQ3, EQ5, H-EQ5, AZ-EQ5
Celestron Advanced VX
Meade / Bresser Mon2, LXD 75
Vixen GP series
- With the adapter TSO-PS3-V for all mounts with Losmandy style saddle plate
Allows attaching two instruments on one mount at the same time