The Stellarvue M2 is a heavy duty, ultra smooth altitude – azimuth manual telescope mount that is used to precisely point any optical telescope assembly (OTA). It can handle up to 25 pounds of load.
The mount, which weighs approximately 4 pounds, is made of stainless steel and anodized aluminum. It has a spring loaded saddle plate that can accommodate both a Losmandy “D” or the narrower Vixen style mounting rail. Large aluminum knobs are used to adjust the tension in either axis. Oversize bearings in each axis enables smooth operation.
The mount can be attached to any optional heavy duty tripod that has a 3/8-16 mounting stud. I am using my M2 with the optional column extension (MEC003) and a Manfrotto Model 028B tripod. Other extension columns are available to accommodate different make tripods.