The Price does not include the counterwights and the power supply unit, these must be ordered in addition (Accessories).
ALL 10 MICRON mounts can ONLY be used with approved power supplies from our price list (see also Electronics). Damages induced by using third party power supplies can result in loss of warranty! Read more: Important Warranty Information regarding astronomical devices
The AZ2000 "COMBI" is basically splittable” in two parts with an additional locking system; next to the quick locking system, which is very useful to carry and assemble the mount in the field, we added a further locking system. This is meant for customers who have the mount permanently installed in an observatory. It will ensure a great long-term stability.
You can easily revert the mount into a portable (“splittable”) version simply by removing the locking screws.
The original AZ2000 (see images of the yellow AZ2000 above) was also produced in the special “Antarctica” version, which was able to work at extreme low temperatures of -84°C (-119F). Special mechanical and electronic considerations were necessary in order to design and produce this peculiar mount: from the correct choice of material and sizes to the use of special and very expensive lubricants, wiring and connectors. A special housing was also designed to protect against temperature and ice crystals formation and which needed different levels of seals depending on the effective operational temperature.
This mount is the latest version of the AZ2000, an altazimuth mount based on the mechanics of the GM2000 HPS. The AZ2000 is a very versatile research mount, perfect for scientific activities such as satellite tracking, photometric and astrometric measurements, LiDaR laser applications and so on.