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10Micron GM 1000 HPS 25kg Imaging Capacity


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10Micron GM 1000 HPS 25kg Imaging Capacity


can be shipped within 3-5 days

£7,400.00
Price includes VAT, plus delivery


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 brush less motors, with timing belt reduction having zero backlash. Both axes feature a classic worm drive system. The worm wheels 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 axis themselves are made of 30mm diameter alloy steel, for maximum rigidity. The double dovetail mounting plate guarantees the maximum compatibility with many telescope manufacturers.

The electronics are housed in an independent control box which is 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 to an external PC. The keypad is designed to offer the maximum readability in all lighting conditions. The display and the ergonomic keys, (which allow use with gloves), feature a red back light. A 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 remote 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).

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