The GM 2000 HPS II COMBI combines the solid stability of the GM2000 HPS II Monolith with the portability of the GM 2000 HPS II Ultraport. These two mounts are no longer produced and will be replaced by this successor model.
The "COMBI" is basically an "Ultraport" (“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, comparable to a GM2000 HPS II Monolith.
You can easily revert the mount into a portable (“splittable”) version simply by removing the locking screws. This way the new GM2000 HPS II COMBI combines both advantages of the previous models in one single mount!
The technical specifications, sizes and weight of the GM 2000 HPSII Combi are exactly the same as of the GM 2000 HPS II Ultraport.
10Micron has modernized the well proven parallactic / equatorial mount. By "Dual Axis Tracking", small errors in the polar axis and other disturbing parameters, such as deflection of the telescope tube, are compensated fully automatically during tracking.
HPS stands for High Precision and Speed and the mount is an advancement of the known GM 2000 QCI of 10Micron with the same proven mechanics, however, less load-carrying capacity than this - and with it highly transportable.
The GM 2000 HPS reaches a Satellite tracking and positioning speed from 20 degrees / sek. with an average positioning accuracy <20" and a tracking accuracy of approx. 1"/15min (peak to peak).
The GM 2000 HPS disposes, in addition, of high-precision Absolut-Encoders on both axes which opens absolutely new possibilities. The mount never loses its orientation, even if one axis is shifted by hand. Also after a power failure no new Alignment is necessary. In field use the mount is quicker and easier to install and to align than any conventional equatorial mount.
Standard configuration of all HPS Mounts
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 GM3000 or GM4000 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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