10 Micron - GM1000HPS Equatorial Mount - Standard Package

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The 10 Micron GM1000 is a high precision EQ mount designed for astrophotographers in search of a mount with exceptional quality in engineering and performance. Designed and built in Italy to exacting standards, the GM1000 uses high precision worms and absolute encoders for superior tracking and pointing accuracy. Load capacity of 55 pounds. Image without the need to auto guide!
SKU: 10M-1000
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Manufacturer 10 Micron
 

Product Description

10 Micron GM1000HPS Equatorial Mount - Standard Package

The GM1000HPS mount is built for the demanding observer using photographic instruments up to a weight of 25kg – 55 lbs (counterweights not included). Movements are driven by two servo brushless motors, with timing belt reduction having zero backlash. Both axes feature a classic worm – wormwheel pairing. The wormwheels are made of bronze (B14), with a diameter of 125mm and 250 teeth, while the worms are built of alloy steel with a diameter of 20mm. The axes themselves are made of 30mm diameter alloy steel, for the maximum rigidity. The double dovetail mounting plate guarantees the maximum compatibility with many telescope manufacturers.

The electronics is housed in an independent control box, easily removable. The connections of motors, encoders and hand pad feature security lock screws. The mount can be controlled using the included hand pad, without connecting an external PC. The keypad is built in order to maintain the maximum readability in all lighting conditions. Both the display and the ergonomic keys, allowing for the use of gloves, feature a red backlight. An heater keeps the display warm for usage below freezing temperatures.

The mount can be controlled using the most common software packages by connecting it to a PC with the RS-232 serial port or the Ethernet connection, via the proprietary 10Micron ASCOM driver or the Meade compatible command protocol. Furthermore, a dedicated software (also included with the mount) can be used to create a “virtual hand pad” replicating exactly the functions of the physical hand pad. The RS-232 port can also be used to control an external dome. This flexibility makes the GM1000HPS an ideal mount for observatories and remotized observing sites. The object database contains many star catalogs and deep-sky objects up to the 16th magnitude. Solar system objects can be tracked so that their motion is compensated with respect to the stars. You may load orbital elements of comets, asteroids and artificial satellites into the mount, so that these objects can be tracked directly using the hand pad (without any external PC).

Including Items:

  • GM 1000 HPS Mount with built-in precision absolute axis-encoders
  • Control box with onboard-intelligence (Linux-processor), stand alone system ( no PC required , V. 2 – HPS version firmware
  • Professional handcontrol unit with graphic display and temperature control – 10M5030
  • Cables
  • Counterweight bar
  • Pier adapter for tripod / column – 10M1090
  • Strong  transport carton-box with shaped foam – 10M1066
  • Allen key set
  • WiFi option included

Specifications

Name 10 Micron - GM1000HPS Equatorial Mount - Standard Package
Manufacturer 10 Micron
Model 10M-1000
In The Box GM 1000 HPS Mount with built-in precision absolute axis-encoders Control box with onboard-intelligence (Linux-processor), stand alone system ( no PC required , V. 2 – HPS version firmware Professional handcontrol unit with graphic display and temperature control – 10M5030 Cables Counterweight bar Pier adapter for tripod / column – 10M1090 Strong transport carton-box with shaped foam – 10M1066 Allen key set WiFi option included
Axes 30 mm diameter, alloy steel
Azimuth Adjustment +/− 7.5°
Bearings Pre-loaded tapered roller bearings Roller thrust bearings
Communication Ports RS–232 port; GPS port; autoguide ST-4 protocol port; Ethernet port
Counterweight Shaft 30 mm diameter, stainless steel, weight 1.7 kg – 3.7 lbs
Database Stars: by name, Bayer designation, Flamsteed designation, Bright Star Catalog, SAO, HIP, HD, PPM, ADS, GCVS. Deep-Sky: M, NGC, IC, PGC, UGC limited to mv = 16. Solar System: Sun, Moon, planets, asteroids, comets, artificial satellites. Equatorial and alta
GOTO Speed Adjustable from 2°/sec. to 15°/sec.
Firmware Features User defined mount parking position, 2-stars, 3-stars alignment function, up to 25 alignment stars for modeling, correction of polar alignment and orthogonality errors, estimate of average pointing error, storage of multiple pointing models, sidereal, sol
Latitude Range 0° – 82° (90° optional)
Motors 2 axes servo brushless
Mount Weight 43 lbs without accessories
Payload Capacity 55 lbs
PC Computer Control Remote control via RS-232 or Ethernet; proprietary ASCOM driver or Meade compatible protocol; update of firmware and orbital elements of comets, asteroids and artificial satellites via RS-232 or Ethernet; virtual control panel via RS-232 or Ethernet. Wi-F
Pointing accuracy < 20” with internal multiple-stars software mapping
Power Consumption ~ 0,5 A while tracking ~ 3 A at maximum speed ~ 4 A peak
Power Supply 24 V DC
Tracking accuracy < +/− 1" typical for 15 minutes (< 0.7" RMS) with multiple-stars software mapping and compensation of flexure and polar alignment errors
Transmission Backlash-free system with timing belt and automatic backlash recovery
Worms diameter 20mm, alloy steel, grinded and lapped
Worm Wheels 250 teeth, 125 mm diameter, B14 bronze

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In the Box

GM 1000 HPS Mount with built-in precision absolute axis-encoders
Control box with onboard-intelligence (Linux-processor), stand alone system ( no PC required , V. 2 – HPS version firmware
Professional handcontrol unit with graphic display and temperature control – 10M5030
Cables
Counterweight bar
Pier adapter for tripod / column – 10M1090
Strong transport carton-box with shaped foam – 10M1066
Allen key set
WiFi option included

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