About this product
Part Number: 39973
The new AP mount is effectively a replacement for the venerable GP2 - a lightweight, portable EQ mount that can be upgraded with motors and manual or GOTO controller. Where it differs from the GP2 is in its modular design.
This is the SM motorised model which features a motorised R.A axis and Star Book One controller. The manual DEC axis can be motorised using the upgrade motor module available separately.
As shown in the diagram below, it can be broken down into various parts. This allows the mount to be used in a variety of different ways.
|R.A slow motion ||Worm and wheel gears with 144-tooth whole circle micro movement |
|DEC slow motion ||Worm and wheel gears with 144-tooth whole circle micro movement |
|R.A axis ||59mm diameter Aluminium alloy |
|DEC axis ||59mm diameter Aluminium alloy |
|Bearings ||7 ball bearings |
|Counterweight bar ||20mm diameter steel |
|Counterweight ||1.0kg x 1 |
|Polar scope ||Optional accessory |
|Altitude adjustment ||0-65 degrees tangent screw bolts ~1.9° per rotation |
|Azimuth adjustment ||Twin screw knows - ~1.4° per rotation |
|Motor Drive ||Pulse motor (R.A axis) |
|Tracking / Slewing ||Star Book One, maximum 60x slewing speed. |
|External power supply ||Micro USB-B |
|Loading weight ||6kg / 13.2lb (Maximum torque load 150kg-cm) |
|Dimensions ||263mm x 302mm x 96mm (at 35 degrees latitude) |
Star Book One Controller
Supplied with the Star Book One controller a simple, lightweight hand controller with easy one handed operation.
- 13.7 x 6.5 x 2.1cm
- Red backlit LED display with variable brightness
- Variety of tracking modes including sidereal and lunar.
- Periodic error correction function
- External auto guider interface
|Average Rating (1 Review): |
Wednesday, 9 October 2019 | Simon
I was looking for a smaller mount than my HEQ5 Pro that was more grab and go for lunar and solar but still offered tracking and I decided on one of these which I mount on a Berlebach 172 and it's solid. The quality of the mount, paint and finish is a lot better than Skywatcher. I will probably get the dec motor for it later on, would of be nice if it already came with it as it's quite an expensive mount for the size. I've knocked one star off purely because my battery cover clip arrived broken although still stays on in place fine and the polar scope cover has a hair line crack in it again stays on fine. I wish ADM would make a nice saddle for it
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