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#1 Astrojensen

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:19 PM

Hello folks

Danish mount producer Track The Stars (TTS) has just launched their new english homepage:

http://trackthestars.com/

Their mounts are superb and quite revolutionary. Check them out.


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:41 PM

Wow, that looks like a great design. :cool:

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:47 PM

What appeals to me is its capability to support a binoscope or big binocular. Truly interesting!

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:55 PM

Great looking mounts. Didn't see pricing anywhere.

#5 Astrojensen

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:09 PM

Didn't see pricing anywhere.



http://trackthestars...setup-for-al...

Scroll down to the mount configuration tree. Prices shown for each part and suggested combinations.


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:40 PM

Interesting. Did anyone find anything about the tracking accuracy?

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:44 PM

Thanks Thomas... That's a little less than I thought it would be. Certainly is a great looking set up. Unusual, but very good looking.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:47 PM

Ah, I see it now. On the company info page there's a company history timeline. There they mention that the ExactDrive has a periodic error of "below +/-6 arcsec."

#9 Astrojensen

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:59 PM

An experienced Danish imager mentions briefly in a thread on our Danish astronomy forum, that the guide curve from the TTS 160 with rOTAtor was smoother than the one from his (I believe modded) EQ-6.

Here's an image taken with a TEC 140 and TTS 160 with rOTAtor: http://sphotos-d.ak....301_18950025...

And here's one of the Veil with the prototype rOTAtor: http://sphotos-b.ak....963_20758413...

Both images are by TTS company owner Niels Haagh and from the company FB page.


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PS: I am *not* a vendor or in any way financially affiliated with Track The Stars.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:55 AM

Seems to be a very impressive portable mount. Very slick video on setting it up. It will be interesting to start seeing some reviews of it in action, out in the field. Looks very promising.






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