Equatorial Mounts

The purpose of the equatorial mount is compensate or neutralize the apparent sky motion due to earth’s rotation with the movement of just one axis, which is called Right Ascension. Equatorial mounts have a moving structure with four axes in total. The Latitude and Azimuth Axes are made for the Polar Alignment of the mount with the Earth rotation Axis. The Latitude axis allows the vertical alignment of the mount with the North Celestial Pole, and the Azimuth axis allows the horizontal alignment with the North Celestial Pole.