New DirectDrive Mount : NOVA 120
Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:59 AM
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
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 :
Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:05 AM
Owl nebula 6x10min , each 10 min exposure is unguided ->
NGC 4565 6x10min Unguided ->
Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:11 AM
I have recorded a earth crossing asteroid called 1990 SP, a single 4 min exposure show its own motion ->
The mount can track the asteroid with its own motion speed relative to sideral speed :
This mount performs really well, I'mreally happy of it !
Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:53 PM
This mount will be presented at NEAF 2013.
Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:58 PM
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:14 AM
I'm not seeling this mount, this is done by Skyvision.
Nevertheless, I'm participating to tests and software.
Posted 26 March 2013 - 04:57 PM
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Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:54 PM
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.