AZ1000 HPS

SKU: 10M1000AZ

Altazimuthal mount, exclusive 10Micron HPS technology with absolute axis encoders and high performances motor drives; payload capacity of 25 Kg


Technical specs
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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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Technical specs
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.
Included items

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.

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