Desert Sky Astro Products
Quality Astronomical Accessories
DSV-1 ALTITUDE-AZIMUTH MOUNT
Our Original no-nonsense Alt-AZ mounting solution. Designed for uncomplicated enjoyment of the
night sky, the
DSV-1 mount provides grab and go, point and look operation. Adjustable brakes on
each axis allow adjusting the mount motions to the desired level of firmness. Recommended for
refractors up to 102mm f/7, SCTs up to 8", Maks up to 6". Check the features below and you will see
the DSV-1 is anything but basic.

AVAILABLE QUICK BALANCING SYSTEM (QBS). The optional QBS enhances the capabilities of the
DSV-1 Mount. It allows balancing the mount for eyepieces of different sizes without having to
reposition the telescope. See the
QBS page for more details.

AVAILABLE IN SINGLE OR DOUBLE DOVETAIL CLAMP. The double clamp model can be collimated
so both telescopes point at the same object.

NON-MARRING DOVETAIL CLAMPS hold your scopes securely without marring the dovetail rail,
helping maintain the looks and value of your equipment. The Vixen-style dovetail bar is the most
common method for mounting small telescopes, making it easy to swap your telescope between an
EQ mount and the DSV-1.

CUSTOM MACHINED ALUMINUM KNOBS, knurled for comfortable grip.

HANDLE INCLUDED at no additional cost in all configurations.

BUILT-IN COLUMN allows mounting up to a 102mm f/7 refractor without the need for an extension
column. if you need even more clearance, see the optional extension column below.

CNC MACHINED FROM 6061 AIRCRAFT ALUMINUM for strength and low weight.

PRECISION MACHINED, OVERSIZE STAINLESS STEEL SHAFTS damp vibrations quickly.

OVERSIZE BALL AND NEEDLE THRUST BEARINGS support all loads for smooth motions and long
term reliability.

STAINLESS STEEL HARDWARE for corrosion resistance and lasting appearance

PROUDLY MADE IN USA

SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions: 11 1/2" H x 8" W x 3 1/2" D.
Net weight: 6 lb 8 oz (single dovetail clamp), 6 lb 14 oz (double clamp)
Tripod fitting: your choice of 3/8-16 or 5/8-11.
Tough satin black powdercoat finish.

RECOMMENDED PAYLOAD
The DSV-1 is recommended for refractors up to 102mm F/7, Schmidt-Cassegrains up to 8",
Maksutov-Cassegrain up to 6" in aperture. This assumes the tripod used can carry the combined
weight of the mount, the telescope(s) and accessories being used.

PRICE
DSV-1, black powdercoat, single dovetail clamp: $190.00  + 12.00 shipping.
DSV-1, black powdercoat, double dovetail clamp: $230.00 +12.00 shipping.  
Contact information:
1625 E Villa Theresa Dr, Phoenix AZ 85022
Tel. (602) 550-4331
Email: desertskyastro@cox.net
Extension Column for DSV-1
Alt-Azimuth Mounts
Recommended when using long optical tubes and
to raise the mount for more comfortable observing.
It also works with other brands of mounts and
tripods where extra clearance may be desired.

Specifications

  • 3" baseplate and 2.75" diameter column.
  • Aluminum & Stainless Steel construction.
  • 8" overall height.
  • 3/8-16 tripod fitting & mounting bolt thread
  • Tough satin black powdercoat finish.
  • Other threads and heights available on request.

Price

$60.00 + $12.00 shipping
Note: all shipping costs are for deliveries within continental US, for other
locations, please provide shipping address for customized quote.