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Orion Telescopes
Orion BHM-13 Panoramic Ball Head Mount
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  • Smooth, solid support for camera and lens setups up to 13.2 lbs.
  • Ball joint lets you orient and lock camera at any angle - without slipping
  • Quick release 1/4"-20 plate is Arca-Swiss compatible and won't slip out if not tightened
  • Fluid-type panning base with 360-degree azimuth scale excels for shooting panoramas
  • Stands 3.5" tall and weighs 10.9 oz. (310g)

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Item #  40812b

The Orion BHM-13 Compact Ball Head Mount provides solid support and smooth maneuverability of your camera. Set your camera at any angle, twist the lock knob tight, and your camera will stay put there without slipping. With a load capacity of 13.2 lbs. (6.0 Kg), the Orion BHM-13 Compact Ball Head Mount can handle even big DSLRs with hefty lenses.

The same ball head that's included with our StarShoot Compact Astro Tracker mount, the Orion BHM-13 Compact Ball Head Mount is made of anodized aluminum alloy and features a greaseless 1.25" ball and a large, rubber-grip tension/lock knob that locks your camera angle right where you want it. A U-shaped notch in the housing greatly extends the altitude angle range of your camera, and lets you easily switch from portrait to landscape orientation.

The Orion BHM-13 Compact Ball Head Mount has a fluid-type 360-degree panning base with dedicated lock knob. The engraved azimuth index with hash marks every 5 degrees comes in handy when doing panoramas.

The 1.6"x1.6" quick release (QR) plate is Arca-Swiss compatible and features a safety lock that prevents the plate from slipping out when it's not locked in tight. This means no accidental camera spills! Releasing the QR plate requires less than two turns of the lock knob. Textured rubber pads on the QR plate's surface provide excellent grip for your camera, which attaches via the captive "-20 post. The QR plate shoe is equipped with a small bubble level.

The bottom of the Orion BHM-13 Compact Ball Head Mount has a standard 3/8"-16 threaded socket for compatibility with most tripods. The mount stands 3.6" tall and weighs 10.9 oz. (310g). Base diameter is 1.8".


Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-447-1001.

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  • User level
  • Weight rating
    13 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    1.0 lbs.
  • Other features
    Quick-release plate with 1/4"-20 post, Arca-Swiss compatible saddle, 360-degree panning range with lock knob
  • Warranty
    One year

Ball head mount
Quick release plate

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Order received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product due to its size and weight. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

Standard Delivery: $0.00
3 Day Delivery: $5.00
2 Day Delivery: $5.00
Next Day Delivery: $5.00

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