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 technical specifications, sizes and weight of the new AZ 2000 HPS Combi are exactly the same as of the AZ2000 HPS (previous model).
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. 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.
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. Payload secondary telescope 35kg
The double telescope option is compatible with all GM2000 series plates, including the Loduel and Maxidual double mounts. In this way, it is even possible to use four optics directly, two on each side. The double mount kit is designed for great stability and rigidity and is made of high-strength aluminum alloy.