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Astrojensen
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TTS Panther 160 mount
      #5510203 - 11/08/12 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.


Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark


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plyscope
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Reged: 11/23/06

Loc: Perth, West Australia
Re: TTS Panther 160 mount new [Re: Astrojensen]
      #5510229 - 11/08/12 04:41 PM

Wow, that looks like a great design.

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BWAZ
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Re: TTS Panther 160 mount new [Re: plyscope]
      #5510239 - 11/08/12 04:47 PM

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

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Mkofski
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Re: TTS Panther 160 mount new [Re: BWAZ]
      #5510245 - 11/08/12 04:55 PM

Great looking mounts. Didn't see pricing anywhere.

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Astrojensen
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Re: TTS Panther 160 mount new [Re: Mkofski]
      #5510264 - 11/08/12 05:09 PM

Quote:

Didn't see pricing anywhere.




http://trackthestars.com/what-we-make/tts-160-panther/a-flexible-setup-for-al...

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


Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark


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my_universe
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Reged: 01/07/10

Re: TTS Panther 160 mount new [Re: Astrojensen]
      #5510318 - 11/08/12 05:40 PM

Interesting. Did anyone find anything about the tracking accuracy?

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Mkofski
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Re: TTS Panther 160 mount new [Re: Astrojensen]
      #5510326 - 11/08/12 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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my_universe
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Reged: 01/07/10

Re: TTS Panther 160 mount new [Re: my_universe]
      #5510329 - 11/08/12 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."

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Astrojensen
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Re: TTS Panther 160 mount new [Re: my_universe]
      #5510340 - 11/08/12 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.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/405484_298677790180301_18950025...

And here's one of the Veil with the prototype rOTAtor: http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/299285_241041175943963_20758413...

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


Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark

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

Edited by Astrojensen (11/08/12 06:01 PM)


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johne
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Re: TTS Panther 160 mount new [Re: Astrojensen]
      #5511083 - 11/09/12 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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