ASTC is proud to announce that we are now the sole distributor for Avalon Instruments mounts and other equipment for the Middle East and North Africa region. This gives clients in the region access to a distributor that can cater for their unique needs including access to Arabic language documentation as well as access to Arabic speaking sales support and purchase advice. We also plan to set up a regional support hub. Avalon Instruments is an Italian manufacturer of premium mounts and other astronomical accessories. They are best known for their mounts that utilize a fully belt driven system that totally eliminates gears. This mechanism offers many advantages including elimination of backlash, quieter slews and outstanding guiding performance when imaging. The mounts also feature a controller that can be used effectively without a PC even imaging scenarios as well as fully machined Aluminum construction. Avalon Instruments are also well known for their outstanding tripods that are lightweight and extremely sturdy.