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Price: € 9,700.00
(Price incl. German VAT excl. shipping)

Important note:

The Price does not include the counterwights and the power supply unit, these must be ordered in addition (Accessories).

To avoid loss of warranty, only power supplies approved by us from our price list may be used.

Read more: Important Warranty Information regarding astronomical devices

AZ 1000 HPS Mount

The AZ1000 HPS mount is based on the mechanics and electronics of the GM1000 HPS and offers an altazimuthal configuration. The AZ1000 HPS is a very versatile, light and transportable mount designed especially for scientific activities such as satellite tracking, photometric and astrometric measurements, seeing monitoring and so on.

Due to its altazimuthal design, it’s necessary an optional field de-rotator (ASCOM compatible) in order to get long exposures without field rotation.

The mount is supplied with a short counterweight bar; it’s not necessary to exactly counterbalance the weight of the telescope: using counterweights for about 50% of your payload you will get a sufficient stable configuration. Most of the GM1000 HPS accessories are compatible with the new AZ1000 HPS.

Special version for solar observation, silver

Solar Observer Version

This version of the AZ 1000 mount is intended for solar observers and photographers. The only difference to the "normal" AZ 1000 is the silver anodized finish, which ensures that even after hours of sun observation, you can still touch the mount without any problems, e.g. for dismantling. An AZ mount is generally a good choice for solar photography. A quick 3-star alignment at night is sufficient to set up the mount accurately enough. Thanks to the short exposure times in solar photography, AZ tracking is sufficient for most applications.

 

AZ Series
Name
AZ 1000 HPS
Mount type
Altazimuth German Mount
Weight
19.5 kg - 43 lbs
Instrument payload capacity
25 kg
Counterweight shaft
30mm diameter, stainless steel
Axes
30 mm diameter, alloy steel
Bearings
Pre-loaded tapered roller bearing
Worm wheels
250 teeth, 125 mm diameter, B14 bronze
Worms screw
20mm, tempered alloy steel, grinded and lapped
Transmission system
Backlash-free system with timing belt and automatic backlash recovery
Motors
2 axes servo brushless
Power supply
24 V DC
Power consumption
~ 0,5 A while tracking ~ 3 A at maximum speed ~ 4 A peak
Goto speed
Adjustable from 2°/s to 15°/s
Pointing accuracy
< 20" with internal multiple-stars software mapping
Average tracking accuracy
< +/− 1" typical for 15 minutes (< 0.7" RMS) with internal multiple-stars software mapping and compensation of flexure and polar alignment errors
Security stops
+/− 150° in AZ (software) +/− 155° in AZ (mechanical) +/− 95° in Alt (software) +/− 100° in Alt (mechanical)
Operational temperature range (standard)
- 15° C to + 35° C + 05° F to + 95° F
Storage temperature range
- 40° C to + 50° C - 40° F to +122° F
Communication ports
RS–232 port; GPS port; autoguide ST-4 standard port; Ethernet port
Database
User defined mount parking position, 2-stars and 3-stars alignment function, up to 100 alignment stars for modeling, correction of polar alignment and orthogonality errors, estimate of average pointing error, storage of multiple pointing models, sidereal, solar and lunar tracking speed adjustable on both axes, declination-based autoguide speed correction, adjustable horizon height limit, pointing and tracking past meridian,, assisted balance adjustment, manual or GPS based time and coordinates setting, dome control via RS-232, configurable atmospheric refraction, network settings, comets and asteroids filter, multi-language interface. Remote Assist via Internet connection.
PC control
Remote control via RS-232 or Ethernet; proprietary ASCOM driver or Meade compatible protocol; update of firmware and orbital elements of comets, asteroids and artificial satellites via RS-232 or Ethernet; virtual control panel via RS-232 or Ethernet. Wi-Fi included.

Scope of supply

  • AZ1000 HPS Mount –  with precision absolute axis-encoders
  • Control box with onboard-intelligence (Linux-processor)
  • V. 2 – HPS version firmware
  • Stand Alone System ( no PC required )
  • Professional handcontrol unit with graphic display and temperature control
  • Losmandy 3″/Vixen GP dovetail plate
  • Cables
  • Counterweight bar
  • Transport carton-box with shaped foam

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