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#1 cavadore

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:59 AM

Dear people,

I would like to introduce you the new directdrive mount NOVA 120 NOVA 120 . It can accomodate a telescope that weights 100 kg.

It is a directdrive mount (no worm and gear) and high resolution absolute encoders (50 millions steps per rotation).

Here is what it look like
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This mount allows un-guided exposures.

I have tested this mount with a RC 250mm and 2000mm focal length telescope, and a camera that samples the sky at 0.5 arcsec/pixel, and here is some results :

#2 cavadore

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:05 AM

I have to split this post ...sorry

Owl nebula 6x10min , each 10 min exposure is unguided ->
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NGC 4565 6x10min Unguided ->
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#3 cavadore

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:06 AM

N5055 6x10min un-guided ->
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#4 cavadore

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:11 AM

The mount offers a pointing model and a speed pointing model that allows long unguided exposures even if the mount polar station is not perfect.

I have recorded a earth crossing asteroid called 1990 SP, a single 4 min exposure show its own motion -> Posted Image

The mount can track the asteroid with its own motion speed relative to sideral speed :

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This mount performs really well, I'mreally happy of it !

C.Cavadore

#5 psandelle

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:52 AM

Cool! Congrats! Want!

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#6 Lane

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:45 PM

Probably cost more than my car.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:19 PM

So how much did it cost you? The site doesnt say.

#8 cavadore

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:53 PM

The price is around 22K€.
This mount will be presented at NEAF 2013.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:59 PM

I'll wait for the technology to get cheaper :)

#10 orlyandico

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:27 PM

That costs more than an El Capitan with encoder...

#11 jamesprovi

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:58 PM

Very impressive mount - looking forward to see it at NEAF

#12 Mike X.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:46 PM

Very nice :)

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:41 PM

An awesome bit of gear. Europe continues to forge ahead with the new technology.

#14 cavadore

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:14 AM

Thanks for your comments.
I'm not seeling this mount, this is done by Skyvision.
Nevertheless, I'm participating to tests and software.
Thanks

#15 jonbosley

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 04:57 PM

A NOVA 50 or 60 at half that price would appeal to a larger market.

#16 frédogoto

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:53 AM

its not possible, because HR coder are too exepensive, and if they can reduce mount, they canot recuce the price of coder ;)

#17 ASTERON

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 01:30 PM

:drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5:
I'm outa here to rob a Bank :roflmao:

#18 VectorRoll

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:54 PM

Such beautiful Scopes and Mounts. I know what I want for Christmas. Sadly I can not afford anything this good. But if I ever win the Lottery or become Rich somehow, I will definitively come back and look into buying some of them. :money:

They will now be in my top ten list of things to get when I become Wealthy.
Until then I just have to dream about it. :)






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