Meade DS-2000 Mount and Tripod

Lightweight and portable mount with AutoStar hand controller.

  • Portable GoTo mount
  • Payload capacity: 2.7 kg
  • AutoStar handbox controller
  • Over 30,000 object database
  • Aluminium tripod with accessory tray
  • UK warranty
Meade DS-2000 Mount and Tripod
  • Product code: DSM
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Meade DS-2000 Series mount, tripod and optical tube bracket with Meade's AutoStar (#497) Controller. Computerised altazimuth mount suitable for Coronado PST, SolarMax up to 70mm models, or other lightweight optical tubes such as Meade Maksutovs up to 90mm.

Complete mount package with GOTO, ready for your optical tube of up to approximately 2.7kg (6 lbs). Includes the Meade DS-2000 single arm mount with AutoStar (#497) computerised keypad with over 30,000 object library database and automatic tracking and GOTO. Also includes an adjustable height aluminium tripod for comfortable viewing from either a seated or standing position and right-angle optical tube mounting arm. Includes Vixen-style dovetail receiver and bracket.

Note: Optical tube not included.





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The mounting arm has a slotted hole and optical tube mounting would typically be with a 1/4-20 bolt or similar with the slot allowing the tube to be shifted slightly backward and forward for balancing purposes. This is the mount and tripod as used on the popular Meade DS-2000 series telescopes such as the Meade DS-2080 and DS-2114.

The easy to use mount features advanced electronics to make alignment both quick and simple by a two-star alignment technique for night-time observing. For daytime use the mount can be rapidly "mock aligned" so that tracking on the Sun is available when using an appropriate Coronado Solar Telescope.

Carries full one year UK warranty by Opticstar Ltd on behalf of Meade Instruments Corp.

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Meade DS-2000 Mount and Tripod
Attribute Specification
Meade Product Code / sku DSM
Universal Product Code (UPC) 709942995008
Warranty 1 year UK warranty by Opticstar Ltd on behalf of Meade Instruments USA
Series DS-2000
Payload Capacity (max) 2.7kg (6 lbs)
Experience Level Beginner
Hand Controller AudioStar™
Object Database 30,000 objects
Mount Type Aluminium, single arm alt-azimuth
Power Requirements • Eight (8) AA-cell batteries (user supplied);
• Power supply 12 Volt DC, 2 Amp (user supplied);
Control Panel Ports • Handbox • Auxiliary • 12v power
Dovetail receiver Vixen-style
Tripod Aluminium tripod with accessory tray
Software Planetarium software on DVD for Microsoft Windows 10
Transit Weight 9 kg
Transit Dimensions 78cm x 45cm x 26cm
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