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COMPLETED - COMPLETED - SOLD - AYO VAMO Traveler alt/az mount

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*** SOLD ***

This is a lovely, lightweight but very capable alt/az mount (with Vixen-style dovetail clamp) from the Swiss maker of the highly desirable AYO mounts. Very well made, ideal for travel and grab and go.

I tend to use a Borg geared tripod head when travelling, and this one doesn't get the use it should. Perhaps this is what you've been looking for?

For more details, visit:


(from the AOKswiss web site:)

"The new VAMOtraveler mount, absolute lightweight designed and perfect for airplane traveling around the world without overweight payments.

It is lightweight in design (like aircraft technology) for maximum portability, and yet can be loaded with up to a 4” f/10 refractor or a 8" SCT. The weight of the complete mount is less than 1.3 kg (2.8 lbs), nonetheless it provides vibration-free, absolutely smooth movement that is free of stiction and back-swing, comparable in feel to a good Dobsonian. It is perfect for smaller refractors of up to 4" with a weight of 6 kg and it works even if you use magnifications up to 200x or more.

The mount is compatible with the Vixen GP® or SkyWatcher EQ5/HEQ5® as well as standard photographic tripods with 3/8" thread.

All parts are designed and constructed with a very lightweight yet strong and stable design for your best pleasure in astronomy. Accurately milled with high quality aluminium and resistant with 18 μ anodized layer for long life. All parts means really all parts."

£190 posted to UK, includes tracking, insurance and signed-for delivery.

Thanks for looking.



Edited by iPeace

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And, to add, Serge at Astro Devices makes easily filled encoder sets for this mount.

You need to advise whether it is the first iteration which has the encoders fitted via adhesive pads or the later one where small screws do the job. This looks like the pads would be the way to go.

It took me 10 minutes to fit encoders to mine. This then becomes the most fantastic, travel "push to" mount when used with SkySafari...

A veritable bargain to get such a capable push to system... 

(Paging @JG777 ?)

Edited by Stargazer McCabe
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Ah I am too late. A real bargain for the lucky buyer. Thanks Simon, BTW sent you a few pics of the new bracket. 

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Sale is complete, ad may be archived at mod's convenience with many thanks.

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