If you need a very heavy-duty mount and are not concerned with go to, this mount is it. A very stable and accurate mount that I have taken many images with. Search for my web page for more info and images at astroimager dot net, or Jim's Astrophotography Site.
Asking $5000.00 or reasonable offer. Prefer local pickup but will ship at buyers expense, including packing. Escrow purchase OK at buyers’ expense. Registered Astromart users in the US and Canada only please. No tripod included but a tripod and / or pier adapter is included. Of course telescopes in picture NOT included.
All machined mountings made from stainless steel and black anodized aluminum bar stock.
Equatorial Mount Head Mass is 84 lbs. but can be quickly disassembled into two components of 42 lbs. each; and no tools are necessary!
Rated payload capacity of 150 lbs.
Right Ascension Worm Gear is 9.000" Diameter, 360 tooth, of 7075 Aluminum, with Heat Treated and Precision Ground Stainless Steel Worm, Dual
Supported by Ball Bearings assuring +/-5 Arc Second Tracking.
Average Periodic Error as Reported by my SBIG ST-V as low as .5 arc seconds under excellent conditions.
Latest version steppers from Losmandy for ultra smooth tracking.
1.968 inch Diameter Stainless Steel R.A. Shaft.
5.062 inch Diameter Needle Thrust Bearings and 3.543 inch Sealed Ball Bearings.
Declination 8.00 inch Radius Tangent Arm Drive. +/- 11 degree Movement. Tangent Screw Fully Enclosed.
Removable counterweight shaft, 1.500" diameter.
Altitude and azimuth fine positioning adjustments for quickly and accurately zeroing in on the Celestial pole in the field.
Built in optical encoders on both axes; 8192 step high resolution on RA 6144 on Dec.
Losmandy Dual Axis Drive controller system.
Losmandy Digital Setting Circles
Quick Release Weight System with Two 21 lb. counterweights included
Custom Aluminum Pier and Tripod Adapter Included
Split Dovetail Saddle Plate.