Re: Mounting camera to EXOS2 #EXOS2 #astrophotography

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering

On Sat, Jul 18, 2020 at 02:15 PM, desert frag wrote:
Sorry, as I don't have the mount yet I don't know what's 'on top' of the mount.
The vast majority of astronomical mounts from all the manufacturers use a dovetail based mounting system. There are two styles of dovetails in general usage, Vixen style, and Losmandy style. You have to connect whatever you
want to put on the mount to either a Vixen or Losmandy dovetail. The EXOS 2 PMC-Eight uses a Vixen style dovetail.  Did you watch the video included on the page I linked to our dovetail bar for mounting your DSLR on the EXOS 2?
This shows how it works
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

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