10 Micron - AZ4000 HPS Mount
10 Micron - AZ4000 HPS Mount
The 10 Micron AZ4000 HPS Mount is the largest of the HPS series. Like the rest of the mounts, it is conducive for multiple higher end scientific applications as well as for amateur astrophotography in which precise tracking is a must.
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, it’s necessary an optional field de-rotator (ASCOM compatible) in order to get long exposures without field rotation.
The standard version allows to assembly the optics to only a side of the mount and is supplied with a counterweight bar.
As option, is available the double telescope version which allows the use of two two or more optics in a side by side setup, optimizing the load of the Mount and taking advantage of the altazimuth configuration.
The Double telescope option i s compatible with all the plates used on the GM4000 series, including the dual plates Loduel and Maxidual; in this way is possible to use directly 4 optics, 2 per side.
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.
The AZ HPS series are very versatile research mounts, in altazimuthal configration, perfect for scientific activities such as LEO satelite tracking, space debris monitoring, laser communication, high resolution spectroscopy, photometric and astrometric measurements.
They are also suitable for didactic applications, popular science or some amateur astronomy activies like planetary imaging or visual observations. The standard version allows to assembly the optics to onyl a side of the mount and its supplied with a counterweight bar. An option is avaialbe for a double telescope configarion in order to have two optical systems on the same mounts. Using the same HPS technolgy these new mounts derive from the GM HOS series well knowsn and appreciated all around the world by both professionals and amaterus.
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|Mount Motor Drive
|Mount Load Capacity
|150 kg (330 lbs) for standard single telescope configuration 150 + 100 kg (330 +220 lbs) for optional dual telescope configuration
|Stars: by name, Bayer designation, Flamsteed designation, Bright Star Catalogue, SAO, HIP, HD, PPM, ADS, GCVS. Deep-sky: M, NGC, IC, PGC
|Mount Head Weight
|125 kg (276 lbs) without accessories
|Adjustable from 2°/s to 8°/s (6°/s in R.A.)
|Includes Autoguide Port
|Periodic Error Correction
|Accessory Tray Included?
|In The Box
- AZ 4000 HPS Mount with built-in precision absolute encoders
- control box with onboard-intelligence (Linux-processor),V. 2
- HPS version firmware, stand alone system ( no PC required ),
professional handcontrol unit with graphic display and temperature control – 10M5030
- counterweight shaft
- WiFi option included.