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ASA DDM500 Direct Drive EQ Mount 500kg Imaging Capacity

£75,249.17
Price without VAT or delivery


THE DDM500, THE LARGEST STANDARD MOUNT WITH DIRECT DRIVE AND ABSOLUTE ENCODERS AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE.

Over 15 years of experience went into the design of the DDM500. Ready to carry large aperture telescopes with the highest level of pointing and tracking accuracy. Load capacity is 500kg/1100lbs on a custom-built pier. The ASA DDM500 is the perfect workhorse for all areas of research ranging from astronomical observations to laser communication and satellite tracking.

Type Alt-Azimuth (separate addon) / Equatorial

Dual Mounting (TWIN) Yes, 2x 500kg

Motor ASA Direct Drive

Latitude Range 0 to 90 degrees

Max Load Capacity 500kg (1102lbs)

Weight 281kg (620lbs)

Power Supply Included 24 volts

Software ASA Control ONE, fully integrated Mount, Telescope and Observatory automation software, ASCOM

Max Slew Speed Up to 50 degrees per second

Pointing Accuracy (20° to 85°) <8” RMS with pointing model and ASA telescope

Tracking Accuracy (20° to 85°) <0,25” RMS within 5 minutes tracking time over 5 min 0,05” RMS/min

System Natural Frequency 10 Hz or greater

 

The DDM500 requires an Equatorial Pier. This is made to order for the location’s latitude. Use of such a pier removes the need for a meridian flip and prevents any pier collision.

Delivery of the DDM500 is inclusive.

 

The DDM500 is supplied to order and requires a 20% deposit.

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