Desert Sky Astro Products
Quality Astronomical Accessories
DSV-1 Alt-Azimuth Mount
Designed for uncomplicated enjoyment of the
night sky, the DSV-1 Altitude-Azimuth mount
provides grab and go, point and look operation
The DSV-1 is finely machined from 6061
Aluminum alloy and assembled using stainless
steel hardware. The shafts ride on ball and
needle bearings to ensure smooth motions.
Adjustable brakes on each axis allows adjusting
the mount motions to the desired firmness level.
The mount is rated for instruments up to 15
pounds per dovetail clamp. Choose between a
single clamp model or a double clamp model that
allows mounting two telescopes side by side.
The dovetail clamps accept standard Vixen-style
dovetail bars. The double clamp model can be
adjusted so both telescopes point the same
object.

Features

  • 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.

Prices
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
DSV-M Mini Alt-Azimuth Mount
The DSV-M provides an affordable and highly
portable solution for your 60-80mm refractor or
90mm - 127mm SCT or Mak. It is designed for use
with the LWT-1 Astro Tripod or with most heavy-
duty photo tripods equipped with a center
column and a 3/8-16 mounting post. Like the DSV-
1, the DSV-M is handcrafted from Aluminum and
Stainless Steel. It features a non-marring Vixen-
style dovetail clamp (saddle). Spring-loaded slip
clutches on both axes provide super-smooth
motion control.

Features

  • Dimensions: 5-1/2" H x 4-1/4" W x 2-1/2" D.
  • Net weight: 3 lb
  • Tripod fitting: 3/8-16 (fits most heavy duty
    photo tripods)
  • Tough satin black powdercoat finish.

Price

$180.00 + $12.00 shipping.
Extension Column for DSV-1 and
DSV-M Alt-Azimuth Mounts
This extension column gives the extra clearance
needed for long optical tubes and to raise the
mount for more comfortable observing. It allows
using our DSV-M mini Alt-Az mount on tripods
not equipped with a center column. It also works
with other brands of mounts and tripods where
extra clearance may be desired.

Features

  • 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
Quick Balancing System (QBS) for
DSV-1 Alt-Azimuth Mounts
QBS is a comprehensive altitude axis balancing
system for DSV-1 and similar Alt-Az mounts.
QBS allows DSV-1 users to switch between
eyepieces and accessories of very different
weight without having to reposition the optical
tube on the mount, while maintaining the
telescope balanced on the altitude axis at all
pointing angles.

Features

  • Plate and weight track are CNC machined
    from 6061 Aluminum  
  • 2" diameter, 1.5 lb Stainless Steel weight.
  • Knurled Aluminum knobs for tool-less
    adjustment.
  • Includes mount adapter (short dovetail bar
    for double clamp mounts or mounting ring
    for single clamp mounts)
Price

$120.00 + 12.00 shipping (when ordered with a
new DSV-1 mount)
$140.00 + 12.00 shipping (when ordered
separately)

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