The AZ3000 HPS is an altazimuth mount based on the mechanics of the GM3000. The AZ3000 HPS is a very versatile research mount, perfect for scientific activities such as satellite tracking, photometric and astrometric measurements, LiDaR laser applications and so on.
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 counterweigths for about 50% of your payload to get a sufficient stable configuration. An option is available for a dual telescope configuration (# 1453905 AZ 3000 DT Upgrade Kit)
Not available for retrofitting existing mounts
Standard cables and greases become brittle and cause severe premature aging when subjected to deep freeze temperatures over longer periods of time. We strongly advise to choose this upgrade package for either AZ3000 or AZ4000 mounts, in case the mechanics and electronics of the mount have to work flawlessly under hard environmental conditions. Please note that this can only be integrated into the mount during master assembly and cannot be upgraded. This treatment would cost many times as much, if it were to be performed on an existing mount that would need to be fully disassembled to the core.
The ColdTemp-package includes:
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