ZWO
ZWO AM5 Harmonic EQ and AZ Mount (ZWO-AM5) $2,699.00
Mount Body The traditional equatorial mount requires heavy counterweights. It can be very difficult to keep balance in RA and DEC directions, also inconvenient for transit and storage, which bring the amateur astrophotographers a lot of pain when they are out for imaging. Some of the strain wave geared drive mounts are relatively simple in functions, insufficient in load capacity, also not very stable in use. The internal structure of the body optimized with the strain wave gear reducer and synchronous belt, bringing more accurate control and an amazing reduction ratio of 300:1. Astronomy-Dedicated Strain Wave Gear ZWO jointly developed...
ZWO
ZWO TC40 Carbon Fiber Tripod (ZWO-TC40) $404.00
ZWO's TC40 Tripod is a portable, stable, and durable tripod, ready to hold whatever you need. It is constructed of carbon fiber, and can support up to a 50kg payload while only only weighing 2.3kg itself. Description Lightweight Design with large Load Capacity This tripod features great portability, high strength, and high impact resistance 50kg load capacity 2.3kg tripod weight Easy to Carry The TC40 tripod can collapse down to allow easy transport inside your hand luggage 500mm collapsed length 124mm collapsed diameter Stable Performance The tripod head adapter plate offers three mounting points to match the AM5 head. The...
iOptron
iOptron Carbon Fiber Tripod (8061) $419.95
The iOptron carbon fiber tripod provide a lightweight yet strong support for iOptron mounts. This tripod will fit these iOptron mounts (may need extra mounting accessories): HEM27 CEM40 GEM45(may limit low latitude application) CEM26 GEM28 SkyHunter SkyGuider Pro iEQ30/iEQ30 Pro (may limit low latitude application) Camera with 3/8 mounting hole Other equipment with 3/8 mounting hole Note: Tripod only. Mount(s) not included Specifications Max payload 50 kg (110 lbs) Self weight 2.29 kg (5 lbs) Plate diameter 120mm (~4.7") Adjustable height 535mm - 935mm (21" - 36.8") Tube size Ø40mm (upper) / Ø36mm (lower)(Ø1.6" / Ø1.4") Warranty One year limited...
iOptron
iOptron HEM27 w/ High Precision Encoder (H... $4,219.95
Introducing the HEM27 and the HEM27EC, iOptron’s revolutionary hybrid strain wave drive mounts. These light weight, high payload tiny titans will deliver an astronomy experience like never before. Description Imagine a mount head weighing in at 8.15lbs with a payload capability 29.74lbs, without needing a cumbersome counterweight or shaft. Applying iOptron’s multi decade experience creating precision mounts, the HEM27 brings this vision to reality. Utilizing state of the art strain wave drive technology for the RA movement in tandem with backlash-free DEC worm/belt drive design, the HEM27s deliver unparalleled weight to payload efficiency. Its black anodized all metal CNC machined...
iOptron
iOptron HEM27 w/ iPolar (H272A) $2,547.95
Introducing the HEM27 and the HEM27EC, iOptron’s revolutionary hybrid strain wave drive mounts. These light weight, high payload tiny titans will deliver an astronomy experience like never before. Description Imagine a mount head weighing in at 8.15lbs with a payload capability 29.74lbs, without needing a cumbersome counterweight or shaft. Applying iOptron’s multi decade experience creating precision mounts, the HEM27 brings this vision to reality. Utilizing state of the art strain wave drive technology for the RA movement in tandem with backlash-free DEC worm/belt drive design, the HEM27s deliver unparalleled weight to payload efficiency. Its black anodized all metal CNC machined...
SharpStar
SharpStar Mark III Mount Body (MARK3MB) $3,769.00
Mark III is a lightweight and portable German equatorial mount with a delicate harmonic gear system. Despite its lightweight of 7.95kg, Mark III boasts outstanding payload capacity, quick dynamic response and accurate data-transmission and processing. It’s a great option for astro-observation or astrophotography, and a handy and functional helper along your journey to the universe exploration. Description Mark III equatorial mount is powered by Onstep, a fantastic open source software. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the developers and all relevant contributors who have helped a lot to improve the Onstep software. We will also do our...
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iOptron
iOptron HAE29 Strain Wave AZ/EQ Mounts (w/... from $2,649.95
Introducing the new members of iOptron strain wave gear mount family - AZ/EQ dual mount HAE29 and HAE29EC! These light weight, high payload little titans will deliver an astronomy experience like never before. Imagine a mount head weighing in at 8 lbs with a payload capability 29.7lbs, without needing a cumbersome counterweight or shaft. Applying iOptron’s multi-decade experience creating precision mounts, the HAE29 brings this vision to reality. Utilizing state of the art strain wave gear technology for the both RA and DEC movement, the HAE29s deliver unparalleled weight to payload efficiency. Its black anodized all metal CNC machined body...
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iOptron
iOptron HAE43/HAE43EC Altazimuth/Equatoria... from $3,899.95
Introducing the new members of iOptron strain wave gear mount family - AZ/EQ dual mount HAE43 and HAE43EC! These light weight, compact, medium payload titans will deliver an astronomy experience like never before. Imagine a mount head weighing in at 12lbs with a payload capability 43lbs, without needing a cumbersome counterweight or shaft. Applying iOptron’s multi-decade experience creating precision mounts, the HAE43 brings this vision to reality. Utilizing state of the art strain wave gear technology for the both RA and DEC movement, the HAE43s deliver unparalleled weight to payload efficiency. Its black anodized all metal CNC machined body is...
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iOptron
iOptron HEM44 Hybrid EQ Mounts (w/ iPolar ... from $3,599.95
Freedom from cumbersome counterweights and shaft is here! Introducing the HEM44 and the HEM44EC, iOptron’s latest revolutionary hybrid strain wave gear mounts. These light weight, compact, medium payload titans will deliver an astronomy experience like never before. Imagine a mount head weighing in at 13.65lbs with a payload capability 44lbs, without needing a cumbersome counterweight or shaft. Applying iOptron’s multi-decade experience creating precision mounts, the HEM44 brings this vision to reality. Utilizing state of the art strain wave gear technology for the RA movement in tandem with backlash-free DEC worm/belt drive design, the HEM44s deliver unparalleled weight to payload efficiency....

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