About this product
Part Number: PAG1
New Black-Cat Mount from ProAstroGear
The Black-CAT mount connects a ZWO ASiair, EAF and guide scope to the William Optics RedCat 51 and SpaceCat 51 telescopes. The mount includes precise gears that allows the EAF to control the focus of the scope.
The benefit of the gears compared to belt is that the gears don't bend the tube of the telescope as the tensioned belt does. Backlash of the Black-CAT Mount gears is minuscule compared to the backlash of the EAF gear box .
All Black-CAT Mount parts are made of wear resistant ASA plastic and the mount has been tested to work in cold environment (even below -25° Celsius, -13° Fahrenheit) for months with no issues. The ASA plastic withstands heat up to 80° Celsius (176 Fahrenheit) and UV-light without bending or deforming.
Black-CAT Mount fits perfectly to RedCat 51 and SpaceCat 51 scopes with the old and new style William Optics Single Mounting Rings.
Black-CAT Mount is super easy to install and all necessary screws, nuts and washers to connect ASiair, EAF, Vixen style shoe for guide scope and William Optics Saddle Handle are included with the Black-CAT Mount.
What's in the box
- Black-CAT Mount Body
- Big and Small Gear
- M4 hex screws
- M4 Square Nuts
- M4 Flat End Screws
Downloads / Manuals
The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:
Black-Cat Mount Assembly Instructions (PDF)
|Average Rating (4 Reviews): |Black-cat mount for Space-cat
Wednesday, 7 July 2021 | John
Having previously had my ASIAir Pro attached to my Space-cat handle with IKEA Furniture safety brackets, I was delighted to find a new piece of kit designed to do the same with the added bonus of housing a EAF. Really impressed with what’s in the box. Seems well thought out, designed and manufactured. Easy to install without instructions. Did a quick test with the EAF and worked perfect first time. Looking forward to using it ‘in anger’ soon…I hope! Considering the price of astro kit generally, this is well worth £50! Usual great service from FLO too! 👍🏻
Efficient mounting system
Saturday, 12 June 2021 | Adrian
A well made mounting system specifically for the RedCat to accommodate the EAF, ASIair and handle/guide-scope. No problems fitting or adjusting the various component parts. I was concerned there may be some backlash in the gear but it appears to be minimal and no more than I was getting with a previous belt based system. Was delivered far quicker than I expected so once again top marks to FLO.
Great set up for zwo eaf and Redcat
Monday, 24 May 2021 | Paul
Well made and fits together easily, comes with a lot of screws of varying sizes. None of which are labeled. The instructions make reference to using xx mm screws easy to use the wrong one as some of the size differences are small. I've attached my eaf a guide scope, and a red dot finder.
Wednesday, 19 May 2021 | Madeline
I received yesterday.
Initial impressions are good overall, build quality is what you would expect for 3d printed parts and for the price I would say it's good value when compared to other options available.
Didn't really have any major issue installing other than the guide could be better, for example it doesn't state anywhere that the big gear needs to be installed a specific way round and this caused the gears to not engage properly.
Only real issue is that as the big gear is only teethed on one half so that there doesn't seem to be enough play for the focuser to move through its full movement, but with careful positioning you can cover 90% so hopefully won't be any issue with focusing.
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