This mount is based on the mechanics of the GM4000 HPS II and offers a very stable altazimuthal configuration: the AZ4000 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. 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 counterweight bar. The double telescope version which allows the use of two or more optics in a side by side setup, optimizing the load of the Mount and taking advantage of the altazimuth configuration.
Designed to offer a great sturdiness with no flexures, is all made from machined aluminized alloy. You can order the AZ4000 HPS Mount already configured with the Double Telescope option, or buy it after as an accessory. Payload secondary telescope 100kg.
The double telescope option is compatible with all GM4000 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.