JMI Train-N-Track Motor Drive for Meade LightBridge Dobsonian 8"
The Train-N-Track (TNT) system is a basic alt-azimuth motor drive system with adjustable or trainable tracking. A simple 30-second training procedure allows the scope to track for 10 minutes or more.
The TNT motor drive system includes adjustable speeds on both axes, high speed centering and one-touch re-positioning of the altitude tangent arm. (Current data indicates that the TNT slews the LightBridge 12" at about 7x to 8x.) The azimuth friction drive also allows you to move the telescope around by hand without unlocking any clutches. You just let go and the drive takes over. With a little practice, objects can be kept in the eyepiece for 10 minutes or more. The unit includes a rechargeable battery with a 110vAC/60Hz adapter/charger. Using a 220vAC/50Hz power source will require a converter (not included).
The TNT system does not interface with any other products including our MAX guiding computers.
Installation requires drilling nine small mounting holes (for #4 screws) in the rocker box. You must supply the LightBridge telescope. If you wish to include a LightBridge in your purchase from JMI, please see our LightBridge with TNT product below. Drop-in brackets make removal and re-installation short and simple.
|Manufacturer||Jims Mobile, Inc. (JMI)|