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cavadore
Vendor (SkyVision)


Reged: 03/02/13

New DirectDrive Mount : NOVA 120
      #5749536 - 03/22/13 11:59 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


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 :


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cavadore
Vendor (SkyVision)


Reged: 03/02/13

Re: New DirectDrive Mount : NOVA 120 new [Re: cavadore]
      #5749546 - 03/22/13 12:05 PM

I have to split this post ...sorry

Owl nebula 6x10min , each 10 min exposure is unguided ->


NGC 4565 6x10min Unguided ->


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cavadore
Vendor (SkyVision)


Reged: 03/02/13

Re: New DirectDrive Mount : NOVA 120 new [Re: cavadore]
      #5749550 - 03/22/13 12:06 PM

N5055 6x10min un-guided ->


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cavadore
Vendor (SkyVision)


Reged: 03/02/13

Re: New DirectDrive Mount : NOVA 120 new [Re: cavadore]
      #5749563 - 03/22/13 12:11 PM

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 ->

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 !

C.Cavadore

Edited by cavadore (03/22/13 12:13 PM)


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psandelle
professor emeritus


Reged: 06/18/08

Loc: Los Angeles
Re: New DirectDrive Mount : NOVA 120 new [Re: cavadore]
      #5749627 - 03/22/13 12:52 PM

Cool! Congrats! Want!

Paul


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Lane
Post Laureate


Reged: 11/19/07

Loc: Frisco, Texas
Re: New DirectDrive Mount : NOVA 120 new [Re: psandelle]
      #5749761 - 03/22/13 01:45 PM

Probably cost more than my car.

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Hilmi
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Reged: 03/07/10

Loc: Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Re: New DirectDrive Mount : NOVA 120 new [Re: Lane]
      #5749832 - 03/22/13 02:19 PM

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

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cavadore
Vendor (SkyVision)


Reged: 03/02/13

Re: New DirectDrive Mount : NOVA 120 new [Re: Hilmi]
      #5749899 - 03/22/13 02:53 PM

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

Edited by cavadore (03/22/13 03:03 PM)


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Hilmi
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Reged: 03/07/10

Loc: Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Re: New DirectDrive Mount : NOVA 120 new [Re: cavadore]
      #5749905 - 03/22/13 02:59 PM

I'll wait for the technology to get cheaper

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orlyandico
Postmaster
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Reged: 08/10/09

Loc: Singapore
Re: New DirectDrive Mount : NOVA 120 new [Re: Hilmi]
      #5749956 - 03/22/13 03:27 PM

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

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jamesprovi
member


Reged: 09/20/08

Re: New DirectDrive Mount : NOVA 120 new [Re: cavadore]
      #5750606 - 03/22/13 08:58 PM

Very impressive mount - looking forward to see it at NEAF

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Mike X.
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 06/28/10

Loc: Greece-Athens and Rome-Italy
Re: New DirectDrive Mount : NOVA 120 new [Re: jamesprovi]
      #5750866 - 03/22/13 10:46 PM

Very nice

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BPO
sage


Reged: 02/23/10

Loc: South Island, NZ
Re: New DirectDrive Mount : NOVA 120 new [Re: Mike X.]
      #5752661 - 03/23/13 08:41 PM

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

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cavadore
Vendor (SkyVision)


Reged: 03/02/13

Re: New DirectDrive Mount : NOVA 120 new [Re: BPO]
      #5753431 - 03/24/13 09:14 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


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jonbosley
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 10/19/05

Loc: Texas
Re: New DirectDrive Mount : NOVA 120 new [Re: cavadore]
      #5758766 - 03/26/13 05:57 PM

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

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frédogoto
member


Reged: 12/18/05

Loc: France
Re: New DirectDrive Mount : NOVA 120 new [Re: jonbosley]
      #5792317 - 04/11/13 12:53 PM

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

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ASTERON
Carpal Tunnel
*****

Reged: 11/24/07

Loc: ISRAEL
Re: New DirectDrive Mount : NOVA 120 new [Re: frédogoto]
      #5887234 - 05/27/13 02:30 PM


I'm outa here to rob a Bank


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VectorRoll
super member


Reged: 11/27/12

Re: New DirectDrive Mount : NOVA 120 new [Re: ASTERON]
      #5888148 - 05/27/13 11:54 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.

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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