An adjustable clutch on the altitude axle
The Topmount easily installs on the mount head via two conical brass bushings inserted into the ends of the altitude axle. The two lock handles work as clutches that can be released completely when balancing the telescope and lock completely when only running the mount via the motors. If wished the clutches can be set so that the mount can be moved manually and still stays in position.
Dual size dovetail saddle – Vixen & Losmandy size
The top dovetail saddle takes either 3 inches wide (Losmandy style) or Vixen size and locks securely onto the dovetail bar via two brass cylinders. The finger screws are small and compact designed to give the necessary force on the dovetail bar without taking up to much space.
Magnetic handpad holder
On each side of the Topmount is a magnetic holder for the handpad. Additional magnetic holders can be delivered if you want to place the handpad elsewhere on the telescope.
Adjustable counterweight slots
The Counterweight slots on each side can receive 2 counterweights.