This new mount is based on the mechanics and electronics of the GM1000 HPS and offers an altazimuthal configuration. The AZ1000 HPS is a very versatile, light and transportable mount designed especially for scientific activities such as satellite tracking, photometric and astrometric measurements, seeing monitoring and so on. Due to its altazimuthal design, it’s necessary an optional field de-rotator (ASCOM compatible) in order to get long exposures without field rotation.
The mount is supplied with a short counterweight bar; it’s not necessary to exactly counterbalance the weight of the telescope: using counterweights for about 50% of your payload you will get a sufficient stable configuration.
Most of the GM1000 HPS accessories are compatible with the new AZ1000 HPS.
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|Type||Altazimuth German Mount|
|Weight (mount)||19.5 Kg - 43 lbs|
|Instrument payload capacity||25 Kg|
|Counterweight shaft||30mm diameter, stainless steel|
|Axes||30 mm diameter, alloy steel|
|Bearings||Pre-loaded tapered roller bearing|
|Worm wheels||250 teeth, 125 mm diameter, B14 bronze|
|Worm screw||20mm, tempered alloy steel, grinded and lapped|
|Transmission system||Backlash-free system with timing belt and automatic backlash recovery|
|Motors||2 axes servo brushless|
|Power supply||24 V DC|
|Power consumption||~ 0,5 A while tracking ~ 3 A at maximum speed ~ 4 A peak|
|Go-to speed||Adjustable from 2°/s to 15°/s|
|Pointing accuracy||< 20” with internal multiple-stars software mapping|
|Average tracking accuracy||< +/− 1" typical for 15 minutes (< 0.7" RMS) with internal multiple-stars software mapping and compensation of flexure and polar alignment errors|
|Security stops||+/− 150° in AZ (software) +/− 155° in AZ (mechanical)
+/− 95° in Alt (software) +/− 100° in Alt (mechanical)
|Operational temperature range (standard)||- 15° C to + 35° C
+ 05° F to + 95° F
|Storage temperature range||- 40° C to + 50° C
- 40° F to +122° F
|Communication ports||RS–232 port; GPS port; autoguide ST-4 protocol port; Ethernet port|
|Database||User defined mount parking position, 2-stars and 3-stars alignment function, up to 100 alignment stars for modeling, correction of polar alignment and orthogonality errors, estimate of average pointing error, storage of multiple pointing models, sidereal, solar and lunar tracking speed adjustable on both axes, declination-based autoguide speed correction, adjustable horizon height limit, pointing and tracking past meridian,, assisted balance adjustment, manual or GPS based time and coordinates setting, dome control via RS-232, configurable atmospheric refraction, network settings, comets and asteroids filter, multi-language interface. Remote Assist via Internet connection.|
|PC control||Remote control via RS-232 or Ethernet; proprietary ASCOM driver or Meade compatible protocol; update of firmware and orbital elements of comets, asteroids and artificial satellites via RS-232 or Ethernet; virtual control panel via RS-232 or Ethernet. Wi-Fi included.|
AZ1000 HPS Mount – with precision absolute axis-encoders, control box with onboard-intelligence (Linux-processor),V. 2 – HPS version firmware, stand alone system ( no PC required ), professional handcontrol unit with graphic display and temperature control, Losmandy 3″/Vixen GP dovetail plate, cables, counterweight bar and strong transport carton-box with shaped foam.