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# 1452901
Price: € 14,650.00
(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).

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


AZ 2000 HPS Combi Mount

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.

  • Altazimuthal mount
  • Exclusive 10Micron HPS technology with absolute axis-encoders and high performances motor drives;
  • The standard version allows to assembly the optics to only a side of the mount and is supplied with a short counterweight bar. It’s not necessary to exactly counterbalance the weight of the telescope: using counterweiths for about 50% of your payload to get a sucfficient stable configuration. .
  • Due to its altazimuthal design, astrophotography requires a field rotator. With an image field rotator (we recommend the IR90 from Planewave and the Gemini from Optec), "classic" astrophotography with the usual 10 micron precision is also possible.
  • An option is available for a dual telescope configuration (#1452905 AZ 2000 DT Upgrade Kit). Payload capacity of 50 +35 Kg in dual telescope configuration optional
AZ Series
AZ 2000 HPS
Mount type
Altazimuth German Mount
30 kg - 66 lbs
Instrument payload capacity
50 kg (110lbs) for standard single telescope configurtion 50 + 35 kg (110+77lbs) for optional dual telescope configuration
Counterweight shaft
40mm diameter, stainless steel
50 mm diameter, alloy steel
Pre-loaded tapered roller bearing
Worm wheels
215 teeth, 172 mm diameter, B14 bronze
Worms screw
24mm, tempered alloy steel, grinded and lapped
Transmission system
Backlash-free system with timing belt and automatic backlash recovery
2 axes servo brushless
Power supply
24 V DC
Power consumption
~ 0,7 A while tracking ~ 3 A at maximum speed ~ 5 A peak
Goto speed
Adjustable from 2°/s to 20°/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
Operational temperature range (optional)
- 35° C to + 35° C / - 31° 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
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