Mathis Instruments offers an full line of telescope mountings: the compact MI-500, the versatile MI-750, and the massive MI-1000. With full computer control, each model is available as a German equatorial or an equatorial fork configuration. Their mounts are intended for observatory installation to provide the ultimate in precision, performance, and stability.
See the 'Observatory Mounts' section of our website for more details.
The MI polar cone and base are identical in either configuration. The polar cone houses the right ascension axis with drive gear and DC servo motor. The polar base supports the cone, and includes azimuth and altitude controls for polar alignment.
Each type of mount has distinct advantages and limitations. The long debate between the advocates of fork mounts and German mount enthusiasts has no winner. Choosing the appropriate design will depend on the type, weight, and dimensions of the telescope tube assembly.