The DFM equatorial fork mount offers a number of advantages.
It's versatile: use it visually, with instruments or remotely.
It provides significantly more instrument clearance than is available with horseshoe telescope mounts.
And there are giant advantages over ALT/AZ and German equatorial mounts.
Easier to guide because there is no field rotation as with ALT/AZ mount
Tracks objects through the zenith where there are fewer atmospheric disturbances (ALT/AZ has
a singularity at the zenith)
Lower cost that ALT/AZ mounts
Compact shape and very smooth drive make it user-friendly
Space efficient - more versatile in the same space as ALT/AZ or German mounts
Minimum Eye Piece sweep for more convenient viewing than with German equatorial mounts
Less counterweight required than with German equatorial mounts
Telescope Mount Standard Features
Telescope Control Systems (TCSGalil™)
Optional Accessories / Instrumentation