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High-end equatorial mounts

The NOVA 120 direct-drive equatorial mount is a top-of-the-line heavy-load telescope precision positioning platfom.

 

This mount leaves no wishes open for the accomplished astro-photographer. Absolute positioning, encoder based, direct drive and excellent drving software.

 

The system is of course 100% ASCOM compliant and fully compatible with our domes and roll-off observatories.

 

DOME PARTS optical offers a full compliment of telescope piers, leveling flanges and accesories for the NOVA 120 series of mounts.

 

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NOVA 120 Direct-Drive EQUATORIAL MOUNT

 

  INSTRUMENT LOAD CAPACITY up to 120KG (265lbs)
  RA-DEC AXIS DIAMETER 120mm diameter, hollow shaft (drive parition)
  WEIGHT OF THE MOUNT 90KG
  MOUNT TYPE GEM
  BEARINGS Four pre-loaded 160/120mm high accuracy ball bearings
  DIMENSIONS 750x750x400mm
  OPERATING VOLTAGE 110VAC..220VAC/50..60c/s, max 120W
  MOTORS on each axis: Integrated direct-drive motors, brushless
  ENCODER SYSTEM

on each axis:

67 million steps per rotation, 26 bit absolute encoders

  ABSOLUTE POSITIONING ON START-UP YES
  BRAKING SYSTEM on each axis, magnetic braking system for power outtages
  LATITUDE RANGE 0-60 degrees (contact us for other latitudes!)
  SLEWING SPEED 20 degrees / sec
  POINTING ACCURACY Under 5 arcsec RMS
  TRACKING ACCURACY Better than 0.25 arcsec in 5 min
  POINTING MODEL Tpoint based
  COUNTERWEIGHTS 5 or 10KG versions available
  AZIMUTH ADJUSTMENT RANGE +/- 15 degrees

 

COMPUTER INTERFACE Ethernet
  OS PLATFORM Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 10 Pro
  CONTROL SOFTWARE 100% ASCOM compliant, we advise PRISM
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