ZWO AM5 Harmonic Drive Mount - Ideal for Astrophotography & Astronomy

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ZWO AM5 Harmonic Drive AZ-EQ Dual-Purpose Mount - Dark Clear Skies

ZWO AM5 Harmonic Drive AZ-EQ Dual-Purpose Mount - Head Only

The 2022 ZWO AM5 Harmonic Drive Mount is a groundbreaking addition to the world of astrophotography and astronomy. Available exclusively at Dark Clear Skies, this versatile mount is designed for both professional astrophotographers and passionate astronomy enthusiasts.

Key Benefits of the ZWO AM5 Mount:

  • Dual-Mode Operation: Switch between Equatorial (EQ) mode for precise astrophotography and Azimuthal (AZ) mode for visual observations.
  • Unmatched Precision: Achieve tracking accuracy of 0.5 to 0.8 arc seconds with high-resolution stepper motors and a wave gearbox.
  • Versatile Control Options: Control via hand controller, mobile app, or ASCOM-compatible software, with seamless integration with ASIAIR™ controllers.
  • Compact and Powerful: Lightweight design supports up to 20 kg with counterweights, making it ideal for travel and setup.
  • Advanced Safety Features: A built-in brake mechanism protects your equipment during power outages.

Distinctive Features:

  • High load capacity with a lightweight form factor, perfect for EQ and AZ modes.
  • Superior tracking precision with top-tier stepper motors and a 300:1 wave gear ratio.
  • Customized periodic error correction within ±20 arc seconds.
  • Multiple control options including hand controller and mobile app.
  • Full ASIAIR™ compatibility for comprehensive control and integration.

Technical Specifications:

  • Mount Type: Equatorial (EQ)
  • Modes: EQ/AZ
  • Max Focal Length: 900 mm
  • Load Capacity: 13 kg without counterweights, 20 kg with counterweights
  • Optical Tube Mount: Losmandy/Vixen
  • Counterweight Axle Thread: M12
  • Latitude/Azimuth Adjustment: 0 - 90° / ±10°
  • RA/DEC Drive: NEMA 42 (RA), NEMA 35 (DEC) stepper motors
  • Motor Resolution: 0.17 arc seconds
  • Drive Transmission: Wave gear, toothed belt, 300:1 ratio
  • Periodic Error: <±20 arc seconds
  • Rotation Speed: Max 6°/s
  • Travel Speeds: Multiple options from 0.5x to 1440x
  • Connectors: USB, ST-4, hand controller, power

ZWO AM5 Harmonic Drive Mount - Ideal for Astrophotography & Astronomy

£2,160.00 £2,260.00 4% Off