One of 10Micron last project is the AZ DDS (Direct Drive System), a new generation of professional robotic mounts, in altazimuthal fork configuration with software integrated derotator/focuser.
Thanks to our long experience in robotic astronomical mounts, we are proud to offer this altazimuthal fork Mount specially developed for professional and research applications such as astronomical and satellite fields, which need a really demanding grade of quality and affordability; our AZ mounts integrate all the last technologies and technical acquirements in mechanical, electrical, electronics, software and design fields: any single feature and component has been accurately studied in order to reach the highest level of efficiency that has always characterized 10Micron products; also, we have integrated some special features in order to ensure the safety of both the instrument and the operator.
Left: GO1 rotator/focuser
The AZ5000 DDS is tipically designed to accommodate a 24″ -26″ diameter optics, which represents the optimum optical size, and we can alwo supply a complete telescope configuration. The Mount is normaly available alone for Cassegrain focus type telescopes (standard version) and we can supply the correct flanges to accomodate the customer’s optics.
A Nasmyth focus configuration is available as option.
Ask our team for any customized configuration.
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On the left: The AZ5000 DDS Mount, with a Planewave CDK 24″ optics installed.
|Alt-azimuth direct drive mount with on-axis high resolution absolute encoders
|300 kg (mount without telescope and accessories)
|Telescope payload capacity
|up to 250 kg, 650 mm (26”) diameter
|High quality large diameter, special bearings
|Professional grade direct drive motors; no worm gears or transmission systems, zero backlash
|High resolution absolute encoders
|5 A peak
|Goto speed 40°/s
|<10" rms with internal 25 stars software mapping, max 100 stars.
Modeling software (Model Maker) available for auotmatic alignment operation
|Average tracking accuracy
|1" typical for 15 minutes / 0.6" RMS with internal 25-stars model (REAL sky observations).
<0.01" encoder readout error.
|Nasmyth holes diameters
|Primary Nasmyth focus: 100 mm diameter; secondary Nasmyth focus 68mm diameter (special request)
|Nasmyth focus payload capacity
|Mechanical stops in both axis
On board and remotable Emergency stop button with safety relay
Aural warning system
Unbalance/collision protection system
Az: +/- 300° (~2 turns)
Alt: 100° (-5° / +95°)
|Electromechanical brake for unbalance security in altitude
|Dimensions (only mount with standard fork)
|GO1 by 10Micron (optional)
|10Micron specific, software integrated control
|Internal temperature probe
|RS–232 port; GPS port; autoguide ST-4 protocol port; Ethernet port
|Stars: by name, Bayer designation, Flamsteed designation, Bright Star Catalogue, SAO, HIP, HD, PPM, ADS, GCVS. Deep-sky: M, NGC, IC, PGC ,UGC limited up to mV = 16. Solar system: Sun, Moon, planets, asteroids, comets, artificial satellites. Equatorial and altazimuth coordinates. User defined objects, fast slewing positions.
|Integrated control electronics features
|User defined mount parking position.
Mount modeling with up to 100 stars / points.
Storage of multiple pointing models.
Configurable tracking speed.
Adjustable movement limits.
Assisted balance adjustment.
Integrated leap second support.
Direct dome control via RS-232.
Configurable atmospheric refraction compensation.
|Rugged keypad with metal housing, backlit micro switches, dimmable graphic display.
All the functionality of the mount is available through the keypad without requiring an external PC.
|Remote control via RS 232, Ethernet network.
Update of firmware and orbital elements for satellite tracking and minor planet objects.
Virtual keypad control panel replicating the functionality of the physical keypad.
Mount manager software including advanced user interface.
Usage of any client software supporting the ASCOM standard through proprietary ASCOM driver, or through the LX200 compatible protocol.
NEW professional WEB interface coming soon….