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PlaneWave Instruments Ascension 200HR German Equatorial Mount

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Product Description

FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS

 

SYSTEM 

Type

Observatory class German Equatorial Mount

Weight

192 lbs   (87 kg)

Component Weights

Base 44 lbs, RA 46 lbs, Dec 85 lbs, Count Weight Shaft 17 lbs

Max. Load Capacity

275 lbs   (125 kg)

Latitude Range

0 to 90 degrees, Northern and Southern hemispheres

Tracking and Slewing Range

15 degrees past meridian for the East side, and 20 degrees past meridian for the West side.

Finish

Powder-coated aluminum with stainless steel accents

Wiring Cannels

Equipment cables can be wired through mount


RA AND DEC AXES

RA Gear

12.1 inch diameter, 360 teeth, aluminum worm gear

Dec Gear

12.1 inch diameter, 360 teeth, aluminum worm gear

RA and Dec Axes

3.0 inch stainless steel shaft with a 2.0 inch through-hole

Motors

US Digital 500 CPR (2000 ticks in quadrature)

Motor Speed Reduction

5.9:1 in gear head, 2:1 belt reduction, 360:1 worm reduction

High-Resolution Encoders On Axis (A200HR only)

10 inch-diameter Renishaw high resolution encoders fully integrated into each axis, with approximately 14 million ticks per rotation (0.07 arc seconds per tick)


CONTROL SYSTEM

Control Electronics

Sidereal Technology dual axis telescope control

Power Requirement

12 VDC 4 Amp (Control Electronics accepts 12-24Volts)

User Interface

Handpad and ASCOM-compatible SiTech control software for PC control applications

Modeling Software

PointXP telescope modeling software is fully integrated into the SiTech PC-based control software.

Homing Sensors

Home position sensors are included. The mount can find the home position on power up.

PPEC

Permanent Periodic Error Correction on the RA axis.

Slew Rate

5 degrees per second maximum, both axes


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