Explore Scientific U-mount with tripod for large binoculars

$749.99 $1,049.99 -29% OFF

Explore Scientific U-mount with tripod for large binoculars

$749.99 $1,049.99 -29% OFF
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Explore Scientific U-mount with tripod for large binoculars

When using large binoculars, a stable mount and tripod with a suitable load-bearing capacity are essential. The new EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC U-mount with field tripod has been specially designed for the EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC BT large binoculars series, but also fits most other binoculars with a lens diameter of 70 to 120mm that have a 1/4 inch photo thread connection on the underside. With the U-mount there is no shaking or annoying vibrations, the combination is as if made from one piece and provides unadulterated observation fun in all setting positions of the binoculars. Regardless of whether you are surveying the starry sky or observing the landscape, the U-Mount is a solid base for your large binoculars and enables smooth and even movements in both axes.

The U-mount as a base for large binoculars and always with you on every excursion
An easily transportable but solid mount is essential when using large binoculars. A simple photo tripod with a ball head or video tilt head is quickly overwhelmed here. The new EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC U-mount has a fine-grained mechanism with adjustable friction in both axes, and enables easy adjustment and tracking even when the payload is fully utilized. Depending on the set intensity of the friction, the position of the binoculars is kept stable or a soft and even movement can take place. The large adjusting screws on both axes run smoothly and are easy to use even with gloves and clammy fingers. The massive construction of the U-mount reduces vibrations to an absolute minimum. Even at high magnification there is no blurring and the finest details can be observed. The U-mount and tripod can be separated for easy transport.

Assembly of the large binoculars on the U-mount
With the help of the quick-change adapter plate included in the scope of delivery, the binoculars can be mounted and removed again in a few seconds. This is a major advantage, especially for mobile outdoor use. The connection between the binoculars and the adapter plate is made using two 1/4 inch threaded bolts (standard photo tripod thread), which are guided variably in an elongated hole. Universal use with different binoculars is therefore possible. The double screw connection guarantees a very secure fit of the binoculars. The adapter plate itself is also attached to the U-mount with the help of two large clamping screws, which can also be easily operated with gloves. Nothing wobbles here and all controls are easy to use.

The field tripod provides a secure stand
Regardless of the surface, the EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC tripod offers a secure stand. The solid aluminum and stainless steel construction effectively suppress any kind of vibrations. The 50mm diameter stainless steel tripod legs and the aluminum tripod head plate are an ideal combination and offer maximum stability with a moderate transport weight of only 5.8kg. With the tripod legs put on and pushed in, the transport dimensions are only 80cm long. The accessory tray included in the scope of delivery also serves to brace the tripod legs towards the outside and thereby increase stability. By pulling out the tripod legs, the working height for the binoculars can be individually adjusted in a range from approx. 100 to 140cm.

Features

  • Solid fork mount with tripod for large binoculars
  • Carries binoculars up to 12kg and a width of max.290mm
  • Soft and even movement of the large binoculars
  • Infinitely variable friction adjustment in both axes
  • Large handwheels - can also be operated with gloves
  • Adjustment range AZ / ALT: 360 degrees / 0 to 90 degrees
  • Optimal vibration damping thanks to the stainless steel tripod
  • Comfortable observation position in all positions
  • Adjustment height of tripod with mount: approx. 100 to 140 cm
  • Integrated accessory tray made of aluminum

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Product Reviews From Verified Purchasers

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This is my second telescope after a much smaller triplet from a well-known Taiwanese manufacturer. I use this scope almost exclusively for imaging, but it does a great job for visual astronomy as well. I have had great guiding success using an EQ-6R mount, and off-axis guider. I also use a focus motor with the stock focuser which performs very well holding a full imaging train.

The optional carrying case is also really nice, and a pretty cost-effective option when compared to hard cases.

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Tony L
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If you're still thinking about it, just buy it. It takes text book images with perfect round stars. Just as good as more expensive brands costing thousands more. Best telescope I have ever owned. It sits in my observatory year round and works flawlessly. I do have it air conditioned in the summer when it gets really hot. I replaced the focuser with a 3". My only complaint is it has a really crummy lens cap, I dropped it and it has never fit right. The 3" reducer/flattener is a must have. Overall I would buy again. Fantastic customer support!

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Larry G
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Amazing telescope! Highly recommend if you want to do deep sky (galaxy and nebula astrophotography). Images are amazing!

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Jeff S
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The optics are great and clear despite initial dust I had in the OTA (ES took care of that - thanks guys!!). I find the optics with the modern coatings better than what I observe with my TAK-102FS (using a ZWO 1600mm-Pro and narrowband filters). Visually the Tak is a tack nicer but that might also be attributed to the superior feather touch focuser I have in there. The Hexagon Focuser is nice but has a little bit of backlash - you only really notice that when working with cameras and it still is really nice to work with.

Overall 5 stars for the optics - I just bought 2 2" focal extender that should pair well with this scope. Thanks for producing great optics in this price range!!!

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Jonas C
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I am a past RC owner and the larger OTAs were becoming too heavy to safely handle. I decided it was time to move to a lighter weight optic and this refractor is in the sweet spot between the lower end telescopes and the $6K and up variety. Visually I see no color fringing at all and while it's smaller than my larger RC, exposure times with my QSI683 are not much longer than I had previously.

Plus I have the added advantage of the wider field of view. My first image was M27 (of course) and when I compared the image with what I had previously made with a 10" RC and ST-8XME, the detail in M27 was very comparable (indicating seeing was perhaps more important as aperture).

I can recommend this OTA for the serious astrophotographer as well as the visual user.

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John K

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