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 and 360 degree slow-motion controls. Both slow motion controls remain in alignment with the observer at all times.
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 DSC controller.
Note: The above options exclude saddles, counterweight shaft & counterweight.
A 25mm diameter stainless steel counter weight shaft with mounting flange and a stainless steel 5 kg counterweight (150mm diameter) are available separately.
Total weight of mount with saddles: 9Kg
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