The concept of this universal telescope mount is based on two major parts.

1. Physically it consists of an intrinsically balanced alt-alt-az mount that enables for full sky reach and with the dimensions that enable equatorial tracking. Alt-alt-az mounts aren't new. For example, the Baker-Nunn Camera was developed in the 1950's and build by Boller & Chivens to track satellites and missiles.

2. The second part is the math required for motion control. A universal telescope mount must be equipped with motors, encoders, electronics and software that provide the possibility to perform the equatorial tracking and - if you wish - tracking of objects that don't follow the ecliptic.

It is this combination of an alt-alt-az mount with the right math that comprise the ideal telescope mount, capable to track any object. For detailed information, see more of the sub menu on the Background page.