This large fork mount with precision adjustable mechanics for large binoculars are designed for use with large professional binoculars such as our Explore Scientific BT range.
When using giant binoculars such as these, a stable mount and tripod with an appropriate load capacity is absolutely necessary. The experience of viewing the night sky using extremely high power with both eyes is quite a memorable experience, making you feel like you can reach out and literally touch the stars.
The new Explore Scientific U-mount with field tripod also fits most other binoculars from 70 to 120mm lens diameter, which 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 solid as a rock and provides the unlimited observation pleasure in all binocular positions. Whether you are observing the starry sky or the landscape, the U-mount allows soft and smooth movements in both axis.
The Explore Scientific U-mount has an excellent mechanism with adjustable friction in both axis, which allows you to adjust the friction to your preference making movement and tracking much more comfortable even when fully loaded. The binoculars can be mounted and removed in a few seconds using the quick-release adapter plate included. This is a major advantage, especially for mobile outdoor use. The connection between binoculars and adapter plate is made by two 1/4 inch threaded bolts (standard photo tripod thread), which are variably guided in a slotted hole. The double screw connection guarantees a very secure fit for the binoculars. The adapter plate itself is also attached to the U-mount by two large clamping screws, which are easy to use even when wearing gloves.
The Explore Scientific tripod provides a firm safe stand for the mount. The solid aluminium and stainless steel construction effectively suppresses most vibrations and the large 50mm diameter stainless steel tripod legs and the aluminium tripod head plate offer maximum stability with a moderate transport weight of only 5.8kg. With retracted tripod legs, the transport dimensions are only 80cm long (Adjustable working range 100 to 140cm.) The included accessory tray additionally gives some tension outwards to the tripod legs and therefore increases the stability even further.
Explore Scientific U-Mount Features:
Solid fork mount with tripod for giant binoculars
Comfortable observation position in all orientations
Excellent mechanism for adjustment of tracking friction in both axis
Large hand wheels for adjustments - no problem even with gloves
Secure mounting of the binoculars in all adjustment positions
Integrated aluminium accessory tray
Carries binoculars up to 12kg
Adjustment range vertical axis: 0 to 90 degrees
Adjustment range azimuth axis: 360 degrees (without limitation)
Maximum possible width of the binoculars: 290mm
Quick change adapter plate with 2 x 1/4 inch photo thread screws
Double prismatic clamping of the quick-change adapter plate
Working height of tripod with the mount: approx. 100 to 140cm
Tripod leg tube diameter: 50mm
Transportation size tripod: approx 80cm length
Weight Mount/Tripod: 5.5kg / 5.8kg
Material Mount/Tripod: Aluminium / Stainless Steel
Shipping size/weight of Mount: 51 x 42 x 28cm, 7.6kg
Shipping size/weight of Tripod: 87 x 21 x 22cm, 6.5kg
U-Mount with field Tripod
Quick change adapter plate
Please Note: Items in stock and ready for dispatch immediately are usually delivered within 24-48hrs. Some items may be 'Special Order Items' and require additional lead time before being dispatched eg. 5 - 10 Working days - This will be highlighted on the product page before purchase.
All orders are shipped using our reputable courier partners to ensure your items arrive safely and promptly. While we do offer International Delivery, we are unable to ship large Telescopes and Mounts outside of Ireland.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch: 24 - 48 hrs
Standard Express Shipping: Ireland Nationwide: from €9.95
Note: Larger telescopes which contain multiple boxes include an additional surcharge. Shipping is calculated automatically at the checkout.
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Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch: 24 - 48 hrs
Standard Express Shipping: Norther Ireland: from €19.50+
Standard Express Shipping rate applies up to a max order weight of 30kg Nationwide. - Large heavy items from 30kg+ include an additional surcharge, depending on the overall weight.
Unfortunately due to Brexit we are currently unable to ship to Mainland UK at this time.
Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch: 24 - 72 hrs
Standard Express Shipping: European Union: from €18.95+
Shipping available for items upto a max order total weight or volumetric weight of 27kg.
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US & CANADA
Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch: 48 - 72 hrs
Standard Express Shipping: US & Canada: from €28.50+
Shipping service available for items upto a max order total weight or volumetric weight of 20kg.
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