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Glossary | Telescopes | Mount | Mounting type

Are mainly differentiated between equatorial and altazimuth. A special type of altazimuth mount is the Dobsonian mount.

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Azimuthal

These astronomical mounts are particularly lightweight and compact.

Dobsonian

Large and high-quality optic with an inexpensive rockerbox mount.

Equatorial

Is a type of mount set-up, whereby one axis is aligned parallel to the axis of the Earth.