One year old Heavy-Duty Equatorial Mount.
Equatorial head with Polar Scope
Tripod w/eyepiece tray
Mounting plate for scope
Handcontroller w/ 2x, 8x, 16x speeds and N/S settings
2 12 lb Counterweights
8 D-Cell power supply
Also MTS-3 Digital Setting Circle/Computer Control System
w/ PC serial cable
w/Autoguider Input Cable (ST-4 and Meade Pictor Compatible)
w/Periodic Error Control (PEC)
w/RA and DEC inputs for the EQ-6 Mount
w/Alligator clips for 12v power source
Great for scopes up to 11" SCT or 8-10" reflectors. Very solid and smooth. It would work well for film astrophotographers who guide manually. Though, if you plan to image, I would recommend a smaller scope as the mount motors seem to have a hard time pushing 56+ lbs of C11/stuff/weights at certain angles. My 6" Schmidt-Newt never had any issues.
The MTS-3 system from Boxdoerfer via APM allows you to interface
with The Sky (via third-party software). I bought the MTS-3 because you can use an autoguider! I spent one night last December hooking
up a webcam as autoguider and using AstroArt (not included).
I didn't get it down perfect, but I actually got one clean 4 min CCD exposure. You'll have to tinker and experiment with settings to
get it to work well with your ccd setup. The MTS-3 can also
be adapted to work with EQ-5, Vixen GP, and GP-DX mounts.
PLEASE NOTE: There are a few dents in two of the tripod legs
which make it difficult to fully retract those two legs. When
I first bought the mount, I was overzealous (too excited)
about securing the leg clamps and I ended up denting the metal.
Basically, I don't fully retract the legs. If you have access to a shop, I'm sure you can pound out the dents.
Thank you for checking out the mount.
I'm happy to send more pics if you're serious about purchasing.
Price: $850 delivered to continental USA only. (Will ship in 3 boxes).