About this product
Part Number: 20031200a
This is the mount other Alt-Az mounts want to be when they grow up
Designed and manufactured in the UK by Rowan Astronomy.
Machined to a very high standard from black anodised aluminium with stainless steel hardware.
Specifications includes an 80.0 mm diameter 7075 aluminium wheel gear, a brass worm gear in adjustable worm block and high quality ball bearings used throughout.
Load capacity is an impressive 15-20 kg each side.
Features included adjustable friction clutches on both axis.
Includes 360 degree slow-motion control cables. Both slow motion controls remain in alignment with the observer at all times.
Can be fitted to any tripod designed for a Sky-Watcher NEQ6 mount, so long as you can remove the tripod's AZ pin.
You can purchase an AZ100 mount as:
- Mount only (without encoders).
- Mount with pre-fitted high resolution encoders (152,000 counts / rev) to interface with DSC's (encoder leads remain in alignment and do not wrap around the azimuth axis).
- Mount with pre-fitted high resolution encoders and a Nexus III controller. including USB / WiFi
- Mount with pre-fitted high resolution encoders and a Nexus DSC Pro controller. including USB / WiFi
Note 1: The above options exclude saddles, counterweight shaft, counterweight and optional Nexus Shelf.
A 25mm diameter stainless steel counter weight shaft with mounting flange and a stainless steel 4 kg counterweight (125mm diameter) are available separately.
Total weight of mount with saddles: 9Kg
|Average Rating (5 Reviews): |
01 April 2022 | Joseph
You will read on every astro forum how good this mount is. For good reason; it is is fabulous. Beautifully made, silky smooth, and intuitive in use. Highly highly recommended. FLO delivered less than 48hrs after ordering. Great.
01 March 2022 | Philip
I've used most alt-az mounts that have been available for at least the last 20 years. The Rowan AZ100 bests them all, in my opinion. Exquisite engineering. At the end of the day that's what I need in a mount and that is what the Rowan AZ100 gives me.
25 June 2021 | Darryl
Only good things to say about this mount... superbly engineered, being smooth and precise in operation. A very versatile and capable mount for the visual observer.
23 February 2021 | John
This is a really nice mount. Not cheap by any means but the quality of the engineering is plain to see. I have only had a short session with the mount and I have not tried the Nexus unit yet, but to say I am very happy with it so far is an understatement. Again thanks are due to FLO for their excellent service.
11 May 2020 | Neil
Extremely well made alt/az mount, the build quality is 2nd to none. I have a few alt/az mounts and this is easily the best of the bunch. I have it on the berlebach uni-28 and it is a perfect match. The nexus dsc system is so simple to use and very accurate, I would highly recommend getting the nexus with this mount.
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Q1. Are flexible slo-mo control cables provided with the basic mount option?