Posted 22 February 2009 - 02:23 PM
If I had to guess I;d say that was an EQ5 mount adapted to form an Alt-Az mount. The EQ5 is normally an equatorial mount - that picture looks like the RA/DEC axis remounted without its 'wedge' base. The tripod isn'y Synta / Sky-Watcher it looks like it may have come from a TAL telescope or maybe even a Vixen field tripod.
In essense its a 'bitsa' as in bits from different things. Thats not to say it may not work rather well as a basic Alt-Az - in fact it looks from that pic that it would be very stable.
On the downside you'd never be able to fit any kind of tracking motors to it without a lot of work.