About this product
Pegasus NYX-01 Harmonic Drive Mount with a Harmonic Gear Drive on both Axis
Can be used in both German Equatorial and ALT/AZ modes.
Nyx, the ancient Greek goddess of the night, enlightened us to design and produce a high-performing, high payload mount that can easily carry imaging equipment up to 20Kg without needing a counterweight or shaft.
The Strain Wave drive on RA and DEC movement ensures a backlash-free operation with high torque at high payloads. A fully CNC machined aluminium alloy 6061 body, black and blue anodised, and a selection of branded parts (stepper motors, strain wave gear) inside the mount, ensure that the Nyx-101 will perform flawlessly for many years.
The mount includes an electronic brake on the RA axis to prevent backsliding when power is off as well as safety limit stops during slew or tracking.
Requires 12V only for its smooth operation so you can use your normal 12V battery. An additional converter is not required. The mount consumes less than 0.6Amp during tracking and up to 2.5 Amps during slewing.
Supplied with a GX12 type power cable that can be securely locked onto the mount. Similarly the USB type B special socket provides a secure grip. Both sockets are placed on the non-movable part of the mount so no cable movement during slews and tracking. A second GX12 cable enables you to power to your imaging equipment.
has an integrated barometric sensor that calculates atmospheric, refraction corrections during mount tracking. (For smaller focal lengths this is probably unnecessary but if you have an SCT you will notice a welcome change in your guiding performance).
Includes a low profile and rigid universal Saddle that accepts Vixen and Losmandy-type dovetails.
An ST-4 port is available at the back of the mount. The port is compatible with a simple hand controller or ST-4 guiding camera.
In the front of the mount, there is a place for the QHY Polemaster (adapter included) which enables you to perform a precise polar alignment, required for imaging sessions.
A set of sensors enables you to orient the mount at the correct altitude and azimuth in order to have an initial, rough, polar alignment (for lower focal lengths such as camera lenses or visual observations ). The Pegasus mobile application guides you through this process.
Designed with reverse voltage polarity protection - a saver if you accidentally reverse battery polarity during the night!
Does not require counterweights for payload up to 20Kg. However, if you wish to install counterweights for higher payloads there is a compatible M12 threaded shaft hole at the end of the DEC axis.
The mount fully supports ASCOM6 and INDI framework. Sky-Safari is also supported enabling you to control the mount via your mobile device.
LX200 protocol is fully compatible with NYX-101. Sky-Safari works out of the box with the mount.
A mobile application for IOS and Android platforms enables you to control both axis of the mount, slew to installed catalogues of thousands of night sky targets and do a rough polar alignment through an electronic polar assistant.
Safety limit encoders on RA Axis prevent internal cable snag or collision with the tripod.
An easy firmware upgrade process enables you to stay up to date with bug fixes and latest features.
- High Precision Strainwave Gears
- Supporting High Imaging Loads - Up to 20kg without Counterweights
- Lightweight Design
- Built in Wireless and USB Control
- Equatorial or Altazimuth Mode
- Power Off brake
- DC 12 Volt Battery Operation
- Secure Power and USB
- Refraction Corrections
- Universal Saddle Plate
- Integrated ST-4 Autoguiding Port
- Polemaster Adaptor
- Electronic Assistant for initial Polar Alignment
- Reverse Voltage Polarity Protection
- Optional Counterweight Support
- ASCOM,INDI, Sky Safari Support
- LX200 Compatibility
- Mobile Control
- Safety Limits on Ra Axis
- Firmware Upgrade
What's in the box
- NYX-101 Mount
- Soft Carry Case
- 12v Power Supply
- 1 x USB2 Cable (90°)
|Material ||CNC machined 6061 aircraft aluminum alloy |
|Mount Mode ||Equatorial or Altazimuth |
|Mount Drive ||Strain Wave (Harmonic) Gear and Belt resulting reduction 500:1 (RA) and 300:1 (DEC) |
|Load Capacity ||20 Kg without counterweights 30 Kg with counterweights |
|Weight ||6.5kg |
|Safety/Power Off Brake ||On Ra Axis |
|Dovetail ||Vixen and Losmandy 3-inch |
|Ra Motor Resolution ||0.10” |
|Max Slew ||5.5 degs/sec |
|Power Voltage ||12V DC unregulated 0.7A during tracking, 2Amps during slewing |
|Guide Port ||ST-4 |
|Counterweight Shaft ||M12 |
|Communication ||Wireless 802.11g and USB2 |
|Operating Temperature ||-20° to + 50°C |
|Warranty ||2 Years |
|Made In ||Greece |
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