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SPECIFICATION: R.A. / DEC. AXIS
  • All machined aluminum and stainless steel, black anodized.
  • All stainless steel hardware.
  • One 2.100' diameter needle thrust bearing.
  • One 2.000' diameter needle thrust bearing.
  • Two 1.500' diameter needle bearings.
  • 2.812' diameter, 7075 aluminum worm gear, 180 tooth.
  • Dual supported, ball bearing housed stainless steel worm-heat treated and ground.
  • Variable slip clutch, both axes. One knob design.
  • 1.250' diameter aluminum shafts.
  • Fully locking, unique tangent arm design altitude adjustment, 0-64 degrees, large knob for easy alignment.
  • Laser engraved latitude scale in 2 degree increments.
  • Single knob azimuth control, bi-directional +/- 8.5 degrees.
  • 3.500' diameter laser engraved setting circles 6 minute R.A. / 2 degrees DEC. R.A. circle engraved for Northern and Southern Hemisphere.
  • Porter slip ring design.
  • 160 oz/in stepper motor, 1.0 arc sec. step.
  • Spit Dovetail saddle-plate design. Accepts 'D' series dovetail plates. Dovetail plate drops in and locks allowing for interchaning of any tube assembly, reducing the need for DEC weights.
  • Removable stainless steel weight shaft w/safety knob.
  • 7 lb counterweight.
  • 11 lb and 21 lb. extra counterweights available.
  • Through the axis polar scope, works in Northern and Southern hemisphere. Polar scope optional.
  • Instrument weight capacity 30 lbs.
  • Equatorial head weight 21 lbs.

  • TRIPOD:

  • All machined aluminum, black anodized.
  • Tripod height, adjustable from 27' - 43'
  • Fold-up tripod design for easy transporting.
  • Tripod weight 15 lbs.

  • DUAL-AXIS ELECTRONICS:

  • Diamond push button pattern.
  • R.A. and DEC. reversing switches.
  • Three guiding rates; 30%, 50% and 2x sidereal rate.
  • Three setting rates; 4x, 8x, 16x sidereal rate and super fast 32x HST (high speed transfer).
  • Quartz tracking rates: sidereal, solar, lunar, king.
  • Periodic Error Correction (PEC).
  • Programmable DEC. Backlash Compensation (TVC).
  • Control panel dimmer.
  • Accepts auto-guider systems.
  • Northern and Southern Hemisphere operation.
  • 12 volt DC - 500ma power use.
  • Tiltable control panel for easy access.
  • Small hand control box for comfortable use.
  • All heights are to top of tripod. Add 9' @ 34 degrees to center of Dec.-R.A. junction. Add 6' from Dec.-R.A. junction to top of saddle.

    If you are interested in this product, we require a 50% downpayment and delivery is schedule to 8 to 10 weeks.


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