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ZWO AM3 Mount: Advanced Astronomical Tracking

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Introducing the New ZWO AM3 Mount: Advanced Astronomical Tracking.

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Versatility at its Best: The ZWO AM3 Mount is compatible with a wide range of telescopes, cameras, and accessories, making it a versatile choice for astrophotographers of all levels. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced astronomer, the ZWO AM3 Mount offers unparalleled flexibility to accommodate your imaging needs.

With the ZWO AM3 Mount, you can take your astrophotography to the next level. Its state-of-the-art features, durability, user-friendly interface, and versatility make it the ultimate choice for capturing breathtaking images of the cosmos. Experience the difference with the ZWO AM3 Mount and unlock a new level of astronomical imaging excellence.https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/product/zwo-am3-harmonic-equatorial-mount

ZWO AM3 Harmonic Drive AZ-EQ Dual-Purpose Mount - up to 8kg - 13kg Payload - HEAD ONLY

THIS PRODUCT LISTING IS "HEAD ONLY", BUT A TC40 CARBON FIBER TRIPOD IS AVAILABLE SEPARATELY...

... OR BUY IT IN A BUNDLE (mount + tripod)

Comes with 2 years warranty

Watch on Youtube: How ZWO AM5 was born: 3 stages of AM5 before it leaves factory

TRIPOD COMPATIBITIY INFO:

A customer wanted to attach it to a Celestron Advanced VX tripod and the solution we found for him was the Berlebach 11178-GP-3/8 adapter plate. This is necessary to go between the AVX tripod and the AM5 mount.

A 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 brings amateur astrophotographers a lot of inconvenience 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. 

To solve the above issues, ZWO developed the ASI Mount series. No need for a counterweight. With a self weight of 3.9kg, the AM3 mount has a large load capacity from 8kg to 13kg. While portability is very important, stability is also essential in use. Instead of blindly pursuing the lightweight of the mount body, ZWO is more so along the lines of stability for entire use. The internal structure of the body is optimized with the strain wave gear reducer and synchronous belt, bringing more accurate control and an amazing reduction ratio of 300:1. It is also multi-functional that can be used as both an equatorial mount or an altazimuth mount.

You can either control the mount via Wi-Fi and bluetooth, or a hand controller. 

Portable and stable 

The internal structure of the body is optimized with the strain wave gear reducer and synchronous belt, bringing more accurate control and an amazing reduction ratio of 300:1.

Customized Strain Wave Gear

ZWO developed the special strain wave gear based on the actual needs for astrophotography.  It comes with very low periodic error and high torque. Each mount is tested and equipped with an exclusive PE curve before it leaves the factory so that the quality can be guaranteed. 
 

3.9kg Net Weight 

Instead of blindly pursuing the lightweight of the mount body, ZWO is more so along the lines of stability for entire use.

8kg-13kg playload

The load capacity of AM3 without the counterweight is 8kg, and 13kg with counterweight. 
* The counterweight should be secured on a counterweight bar of no more than 20cm in length. 

According to engineering calculations, we estimated the maximum load capacity of AM3 mount:
8kg without the counterweight
13kg with the counterweight.
Supported counterweight:≤5kg
The counterweight should be secured on a counterweight bar of no more than 25cm in length.

Equatorial Mode / Altazimuth Mode

Can be switched via ASI Mount App or hand controller 
Equatorial Mode: Suitable for tracking and photographing objects
Altazimuth Mode: Suitable for visual astronomy
 

All-round 0°-90° Pitch Angle 

Gear 1: Allow you to adjust the pitch anglel grip to achieve a degree between 0 and 60. 
Gear 2: You can loosen the hex-head screw and then adjust the pitch angel grip to achieve a degree between 30 and 90. 

Wireless Control

Tonight's Target, GOTO, Live Preview and so many great functions can all be achieved with your phones. 

Rocker-style Hand Controller

Comfortable touch and easy to use. Integrated with Wi-Fi network allowing for wireless control. You can easily upgrade the firmware of hand controller and mount on the webpage. 

Seamless Linkage with ASIAIR

ASIAIR can control AM5 via wired or wireless connection. The ASI package gives customers the best astrophotography experience. 

What’s in the box

Accessibility tools

① Pier Extension

With the pier extension, the telescope with a long focal length will be greatly avoided from hitting the tripod legs. 

② TC40 Carbon Fiber Tripod 

1. Short and portable. Easy to transport inside your hand luggage. 
2. Carbon fiber material: High strength and high impact resistance. 
3. Adjustable height: 470-800mm. Dual-section legs provide a stable and rigid platform for telescopes and cameras. 
4. Spreader plate: Increase the stability of the tripod.  
5. Weight bag: Provides additional stability by filling it with suitable weight such as stones or your telescope battery pack. 
6. Fixed spread angle: Easy to use. 

ZWO AM3 Mount: Advanced Astronomical Tracking

£1,665.00