The DM-6: Stability and Simplicity
by Tom Trusock 10/15/03
DiscMounts.com has come up with a better mousetrap.
I’ve long been a fan of alt-az mounts. There’s just something about a simplicity of design that encourages you to take a small scope out and star hop across the summer milky way, through the virgo cluster, or around the celestial pole (a location where traditional GEM’s have problems). Where they typically fall down is when it comes to high power viewing. Having to reacquire the object with a high power eyepiece is never fun, and many of the alt/az mounts just aren’t stable enough to handle high powers well. When I learned that Tom Peters from DiscMounts Inc had contacted CloudyNights.com about submitting the DM-6 for review, I was only too pleased to undertake the task and put it through its paces with my TV102. Ironically, I had been on the DiscMounts web page just the day before. >>
The DiscMounts DM-4: Zen- Now in a smaller package!
by Tom Trusock 12/09/05
Tom Peters has done it again.
Tom owns and operates DiscMounts – if you aren’t familiar with them, then you’re probably not aware of one of the best alt/az mounts on the market. Two years ago, Tom introduced his first product - the DM-6, a revolutionary high quality alt/az mount for the discriminating visual observer. >>
Discmounts DM-6: Über-altaz
By Eric Gage - 2/27/2007
Alt-azimuth mounts are more compact than their GEM counterparts, are easy to set up and are wholly adequate for most applications with richfield telescopes (read: small apos). As such, the second wave of the apo revolution has been the proliferation of alt-az mounts designed to support small refractors. The DM-6 has acquired the reputation of being among the best of these. >>
Just Enjoying The Sky.
By Howard Lazarus - 4/10/2008
Last night was one of those rare Florida nights where we had a clear sky. Of course there was lots of light pollution but a simple and effective setup that only takes minutes to prepare made the evening that much more enjoyable. >>