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Avalon - M-UNO Single Fork Equatorial Mount with Stargo - Bluetooth

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The Avalon Instruments M-uno mount is a single arm computerized equatorial mount capable of carrying loads up to 55 pounds. Avalon’s unique Fast Reverse technology utilizes a tooth belt drive which eliminates backlash and increases accuracy while lowering mount maintenance for better performance over the life of the mount. This model includes the Bluetooth connected ASCOM complaint GoTo controller.
SKU: AVA-AVM1DSGBT
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Avalon Instruments M-Uno Equatorial Mount with Bluetooth Controller

Avalon Instruments M-uno is a single fork arm EQ mount designed for combined exceptional performance and portability.  The Muno mount head weighs just 11 pounds making it easy to lift and transport but can carry up to 55 pounds.  Avalon‘s unique approach to equatorial mount design, the M-uno uses no gears - drastically reducing maintenence over the life of the mount and increasing accuracy. 

What is Fast Reverse Technology?

Avalon Instruments uses Fast Reverse technology in their M-uno equatorial mounts to greatly reduce vibrations and backlash, improve tracking and point accuracy, increase mount life and reliability over time.  Rather than traditional worms and gears, the M-uno mount uses a tooth belt transmission which is the key component in this drive technology.  Tooth belts have no play or backlash while being much less expensive than worms and gears that would acheive the same results allowing Avalon to produce an equatorial mount capable of professional results without the high costs of similarly performing mounts.  Belt movements are linear which increases overall accuracy.  Tested life of the tooth belt is 60,000 miles and considering typical use at 2 rpm and termal stresses between 30-195 degree Fahrenheit, overall life when used in the M-uno mount is extremely long.  The belt remains in contact with the pulley system at a range of 50% - 90% of the girth surface at all times therefore any errors which would eventually be present in any system are averaged over a greater area than traditional worm geared mounts, effectively minimizing periodic error to minuscule proportions.   Worm geared mounts have a single point of contact of the working parts, as a result small non-linear movements in the mount arms occur.   This is typically not as noticeable with telescopes with short focal lengths but as focal lenghts increase, the movements become exponentially more problematic.    

The Avalon M-uno EQ mount is well suited to any application but was designed specifically for long focal length telescopes such as Cassegrains and long refractor telescopes and will allow you to track very near to meridian to follow the best sky conditions, avoiding excessive light pollution and atmospheric turbulence.  Depending on the physical length of the telescope, the weight capacity of the Muno is up to 55 pounds.  The shorter the tube, the highes the possible load capacity while still maintaining the highly accurate performance of the mount.    The M-uno mount has a longer overhang of the suppouting arm to allow for a greater pointing angle than other equatorial mounts. 

Avalon’s Star-Go GoTo hand controller is bluetooth connected and ASCOM compliant for remote control with any Bluetooth enabled device.   Programmed for users of all levels and to Avalon Instruments high quality standards, the Star-Go includes a control box , hand control, Bluetooth Smartphone/Tablet Connection, autoguide port, Steeldrive port, 2 aux ports, DSLR time lapse port.

These features coupled with the low weight of the mount make the M-uno an exceptional choice for traveling astrophotographers seeking dark skies and requiring a high level of performance in the field.  

Specifications

Name Avalon - M-UNO Single Fork Equatorial Mount with Stargo - Bluetooth
Manufacturer Avalon
Model AVA-AVM1DSGBT
In The Box Avalon M-Uno Single Fork Equatorial Mount Fast Reverse Technology Star-Go Bluetooth Version Losmandy 3" dovetail clamp 1.10 lb Counterweight W/ Shaft Carrying Bag Handle Polar Finder Power Supply 15V/4 A
Construction Anodized aluminium, worked out from single blocks with high precision 5 axis CNC machines
Counterweights 0,5 kg counterweight
Counterweight Bar Dovetail 3" clamp
Counterweight Shaft
Declination Axis Heavy duty steel, diam. 35mm; 1 x dual ball bearings, diam. 62mm + 1 x roller bearing diam. 72mm + 1 x roller bearing diam. 45mm – On bearings clutch system
GOTO Speed StarGO GoTo Control System (Bluetooth version)
Payload Capacity 20 kg (44 lb) in imaging, 25 kg (55 lb) in observing
Polar Finder Skywatcher model (optionally Losmandy model)
Right Ascension Axis Heavy duty steel, diam. 35mm; 1 x dual ball bearings, diam. 62mm + 1 x roller bearing diam. 72mm + 2 x roller bearing diam. 45mm – On bearings clutch system
Transmission All belts drive system based on four stages reducer. All the movements are on ball bearings. No maintenance and no backlash system. Pulleys made with special polymer fiberglass charged and high precision toothed belts.
Warranty 2 years from the purchase date, extended to 5 years for the transmission system

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In the Box

Avalon M-Uno Single Fork Equatorial Mount
Fast Reverse Technology
Star-Go Bluetooth Version
Losmandy 3" dovetail clamp
1.10 lb Counterweight W/ Shaft
Carrying Bag
Handle
Polar Finder
Power Supply 15V/4 A

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