Features of William Optics Telescope Eazy Touch ALT-AZ Mount with Wooden Tripod and Tray EAZYT:
This very practical Alt-Az mount is made in Switzerland by AOK for William Optics.
It is entirely aluminum made, with a stylish sanded finish and laser engraving. The knobs are stainless steel. We named it EAZY-Touch because it's easy to set-up, and it is easy to use. Tracking stars even at high-power has never been easier. The extremely high quality allows for smooth movements without the need for any slow-motion controls. This very solid Alt-Az Mount is fitted with a Vixen bar clamp on one side and can mount Losmandy-style plates on the other, allowing you to mount to telescopes at one time. Mounting two telescopes should allow you to balance each other more easily too. Two scopes, twice the fun: invite your family to observe with you, or use a larger and a smaller scopes at the same time parallel-mounted.
The head weighs 3.5 kg and mounted on a quality tripod will offer all the stability you need without compromising its portability and ease of use. The "Teflon inside" guarantees that there is no backlash and that your mount will peform oustandingly.
The mount can be purchased "head only", or complete with Tripod. This stable wooden tripod comes with an eyepiece tray. The tripod configuration includes the mounting base with standard 5/8-11 camera tripod connection.
It is ideal for William-Optics EAZY Touch ALT-AZ mount, unless you already own a very stable yet portable good-quality camera tripod, such as Manfrotto or Gitzo. Berlebach are strongly recommended too.
How much can I mount on it, how big a telescope?
Provided that you are using a GOOD quality tripod, you can mount up to 10 kg on either side without any need for a counterweight. That means that a 4"-5" refractor for example, is easily handled. For larger or heavier scopes, we recommend the installation of counterweights with a counterweight bar and standard counterweights.
The head has a standard camera-tripod thread to fit on most tripods, but we strongly recommend William-Optics wooden tripod in the complete mount configuration which offers the best quality/price ratio.
If you unscrew the bottom silver pillar from the black ring connection, you will find it has a 3/8 for usage on stable photographic tripods. The silver pillar base is threaded M10; this will work with most camera-tripods (metric threaded) and for Vixen GP (SuperPolaris and Vixen type clones, Meade LXD75 etc.) compatible tripods; however to get the best possible "bang for the buck", we strongly recommend William-Optics wooden tripod (available separately too) .
We now sell a Vixen-style dovetail plate for usage with the Vixen clamp of the EAZY-T or with other compatible mounts.
Do you want to add another telescope to your set-up?
We recommend considering William-Optics WO Combo Plate and WO aluminum mounting rings depending on the telescopes you need to mount. A complete Package with COMBO is available for purchase with the Head too.