About this product
NEW ZWO AM5 Harmonic Drive Equatorial Mount & TC40 Carbon Fibre Tripod.
Harmonic Drive mounts offer several advantages over conventional German Equatorial Mounts.
Traditional Equatorial mounts require counterweighting. The AM5 can work at loads up to 13kg without counterweights, making it a much lighter and more portable option.
NOTE: The laser shown below is not included in AM5 mounts sold in the UK (local laws regarding lasers restrict their use).
The internal structure of the body is optimised with the Harmonic Drive Speed Reducer and Synchronous Belt, bringing more control and an amazing reduction Ratio of 300:1
Weight and Load Capacity
The mount head weighs only 5kg but has an outstanding load capacity of 13kg without counterweights and 20kg with counterweighting.
The AM5 Mount can be used in both Equatorial and Altazimuth Mode.
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Wednesday, 13 July 2022 | Philip
Just received my mount and tripod today. It changed its specs over the months, due in part that its dangerous to allow astronomers the use of a laser, you need to buy a laser pen and add it on ? Although the product description is now accurate it is not mentioned that it comes in a zpped up black vinyl case, which saves the need to source a case. Not had chance to use yet as I became unwell with covid. Looking forward to putting through its paces.
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