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# 1456600 Price: € 115,800.00
(Price incl. German VAT excl. shipping)

Important note:

To avoid loss of warranty, only power supplies approved by us from our price list may be used.

Read more: Important Warranty Information regarding astronomical devices

AZ 6000 DDS

The AZ DDS (Direct Drive System) mounts are one of 10Microns latest projects. A new generation of professional robotic mounts, in altazimuthal fork configuration with software integrated derotator/focuser.

Thanks to a long experience in robotic astronomical mounts, 10Micron can now offer this solution specially developed for professional and research applications such as astronomical and satellite fields, which need a really demanding grade of quality and affordability; the AZ mounts integrate all the latest technologies and technical acquirements in mechanical, electrical, electronics, software and design fields: any single feature and component has been accurately studied in order to reach the highest level of efficiency that has always characterized 10Micron products; likewise 10Micron has integrated many new security features in order to ensure the safety of both the instrument and the operator.

The AZ6000 DDS is tipically designed to accommodate an optics with a maximum optical diameter of  about 31″ diameter, and we can alwo supply a complete telescope configuration. The Mount is normaly available alone for Cassegrain focus type telescopes (standard version) and we can supply the correct flanges to accomodate the customer’s optics. A Nasmyth focus configuration is available as option.

Ask our team for any customized configuration.

  • New generation robotic fork Mount, altazimuthal configuration with optional derotator/focuser,
  • Suitable for optical tubes until 31".
  • Direct drive high torque motors specially designed for astronomical application
  • On-axis high resolution absolute encoders
  • High quality large diameter ball bearings
  • Very stiff and compact fork to minimize vibrations
  • Integrated electronics and onboard microserver with internal sky model capability
  • Integrated interface with focuser/derotator
  • Minimum base height for improved stability and use with small domes
  • Nasmyth focus(ers) - optional: with 100 mm Nasmyth hole diameter
  • very fast pointing speed up to 30°/sec.
  • very accurate tracking for long exposure unguided imaging
  • optimized for satellite and space debris tracking
  • two line elements tracking available

Professional Graphic Display Included

  • Stand alone control unit – no PC required – includes all necessary functions for field use
  • Rugged keypad with metal body and reliable industrial grade micro switches
  • Large graphic display with up to five text lines and status icon, heated for low temperature operation, dimmable display and keyboard with LED backlit keys
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AZ 6000 DDS
Mount type
Alt-azimuth direct drive mount with on-axis high resolution absolute encoders
360 kg (mount without telescope and accessories)
Instrument payload capacity
up to 300 kg, 800 mm (31”) diameter
Axes bearing
High quality large diameter, special ball bearings
Professional grade direct drive motors; no worm gears or transmission systems, zero backlash
High Resolutions, premium quality absolute encoders
Power supply
48 V
Power consumption
7 A peak
Goto speed
Pointing accuracy
<10" rms with internal 25 stars software mapping, max 100 stars; Modeling software (Model Maker) available for automatic alignment operation
Average tracking accuracy
1" typical for 15 minutes / 0.6" RMS with itnernal 25-stars model (REAL sky observations.) <0.01" encoder readout error
Nasmyth holes diameters
2 standard on each side, 110mm diameter
Nasmyth focus payload capacity
35 kg
Safety features
Mechanical stops in both axis Anti-wrap logic On board and remotable Emergency stop button with safety relay Aural warning system Unbalance/collision protection system
Security stop
Mechanical stops Az: +/- 300° (~2 turns) Alt: 100° (-5°/+95°)
Security brakes
Electromechanical brake for unbalance security in altitude
Dimensions (only mount with standard fork)
1660 x 550 x 1520 mm
Focuser / DeRotator standard
GO1 by 10Micron (optional)
10Micron specific, software integrated control
Payload capacity
25 kg
Temperature compensation
Internal temperature probe
Communication ports
RS–232 port; GPS port; autoguide ST-4 protocol port; Ethernet port
Integrated database
Stars: by name, Bayer designation, Flamsteed designation, Bright Star Catalogue, SAO, HIP, HD, PPM, ADS, GCVS. Deep-sky: M, NGC, IC, PGC ,UGC limited up to mV = 16. Solar system: Sun, Moon, planets, asteroids, comets, artificial satellites. Equatorial and altazimuth coordinates. User defined objects, fast slewing positions.
Integrated control electronics features
User defined mount parking position. Mount modeling with up to 100 stars / points. Storage of multiple pointing models. Configurable tracking speed. Adjustable movement limits. Assisted balance adjustment. Integrated leap second support. Direct dome control via RS-232. Configurable atmospheric refraction compensation.
Keypad control
Rugged keypad with metal housing, backlit micro switches, dimmable graphic display. All the functionality of the mount is available through the keypad without requiring an external PC.
PC control
Remote control via RS 232, Ethernet network. Update of firmware and orbital elements for satellite tracking and minor planet objects. Virtual keypad control panel replicating the functionality of the physical keypad. Mount manager software including advanced user interface. Usage of any client software supporting the ASCOM standard through proprietary ASCOM driver, or through the LX200 compatible protocol. NEW professional WEB interface comingh soon…..

Scope of supply

  • Fork Mount AZ 6000 DDS with high-resolution Renishaw Absolut-Encoders
  • Power Supply
  • #1452059 |  professional 4-line Stand-Alone Hand control

Please note: The Derotator / focuser is optional


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