- The ASA Direct Drive Mount DDM60 is the lightest of the ASA-mounts.
- Built in laser and a special developed adjustment system allows fast polar alignment.
- The ASA Direct Drive Mount DDM60 has a loading capacity of up to 25 kg.
- Software supports you to end up with a perfect polar alignment.
- The AstroSysteme Austria Direct Drive Mount DDM60 tracking accuracy is very high and therefore neither a guide scope nor a guide camera is necessary.
ASA - AstroSysteme Austria Direct Drive Mount DDM60
The mission at ASA, over the past few years, has been to develop a new mount with similar tracking technology used by professional Observatories, and offer that mount at a fair price. We have achieved our objective with this new line of mounts! The accuracy of any manufactured part is generally limited by the mechanical characteristics. Even the finest astronomical mounts, relying on mechanics lone, cannot solve all the problems experienced during a common astronomical imaging session. Thus they have to look with one eye at the development status of the professional Observatories where mechanical limits are also shared by the best commercially available mounts. Borrowing a page from the professionals, we too seek to overcome those issues with well-engineered, electronic solutions that come with a very costly price tag.
Of particular interest one might be amazed to learn that the by using an ASA mount Autopointing (plate solving) via CCD camera is no longer required. Thus ASA mounts can be very quickly and easily used in the field. The normal tracking operations disrupted by a momentary gust of wind will be quickly and easily compensated with this technology. Also no more wasted time and frustration searching for a guiding star. The AstroSysteme Austria direct drive mount can also be used very easy and reliably in remote controlled operations
In most cases guiding is not necessary and the use of ancillary support systems such as adaptive optics (Starlight, SBIG) is no longer necessary. Because of this excellent tracking, purchasing an ASA mount can begin to immediately pay for itself over more traditional mounts. The tracking accuracy makes this an unbeatable purchase decision. The AstroSysteme Austria DDM60 is the lightest of the ASA-mounts. With 12 Volt power supply it is the ideal mount for the field with a loading capacity of up to 25 kg. A built in laser and a special developed adjustment system allows fast polar alignment. Finally, the software supports you to end up with a perfect polar alignment. The tracking accuracy is very high and therefore neither a guide scope nor a guide camera is necessary. In summary one can save weight and money. At the DDM60 PRO version the cables are installed inside the mount.
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