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#1 xuranus

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 11:18 PM

We are proud to introduce our new product.
You can meet our new products at NEAF2019.

 

RST-135_1.jpg

 

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This mount uses a strain wave gear instead of a worm gear.

Both Equatorial and Alt-Az are possible.

It can carry 30lbs without using counterweight. But its weight is only 7.3 lbs!!

 

You can buy from local dealers from May.

The price will be around 3,895USD.

 

Thank you.


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Posted 20 March 2019 - 11:25 PM

Is this goto?



#3 xuranus

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 11:29 PM

Is this goto?

Yes it's "goto" mount.

 

Hand controller is included.

We also provide the ASCOM driver.


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Posted 21 March 2019 - 12:08 AM

Can you post a photo of the hand controller? Thanks



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Posted 21 March 2019 - 12:11 AM

Can you post a photo of the hand controller? Thanks

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Here is photo. :)



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Posted 21 March 2019 - 12:22 AM

What tripod would you recommend for the head? Is there any adapter for any particular tripod?

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 12:30 AM

What tripod would you recommend for the head? Is there any adapter for any particular tripod?

Rgrds-Ross

We recommend a carbon tripod, the LN-404C or RT90C.

Of course, gitzo 3-series and 5-series are also good.

 

The RST-135 includes an adapter for the camera tripod as standard.

 

We also sell "half pier" separately.

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:31 AM

What's the main difference between this and RST-150H?

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 07:23 PM

What's the main difference between this and RST-150H?

1.The main difference with the RST-150H is that the manufacturer of the strain wave gear has changed.

RST-150H uses Harmonic Drive System gear of Japan. HDS's strain wave gear is original and very expensive.

Several companies other than HDS have recently made a strain wave gear.

We purchased and tested many strain wave gears and finally found a good performance, reasonably priced gear.

The RST-135 uses strain wave gears from other companies in Japan rather than HDS.

 

2. The load capacity was slightly reduced from 33lbs to 30lbs.

 

3. RST-135 will have WiFi.

 

We decided to produce more mounts than before.

To lower the price, buy a large quantity of motors and gears at once.

 

Thank you.


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Posted 21 March 2019 - 09:33 PM

Will SkySafari on my iphone connect directly to this mount via the mount's WiFi?

 

Thanks

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 10:00 PM

Will SkySafari on my iphone connect directly to this mount via the mount's WiFi?

 

Thanks

John

I am talking with the SkySafari team now.

I will provide our mount protocol to the SkySafari team.

We expect to be able to control the RST-135 in SkySafari soon.

 

I am also talking with the ZWO team for ASIAIR.

 

Thanks

ByoungJun


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Posted 21 March 2019 - 11:17 PM

I am talking with the SkySafari team now.

I will provide our mount protocol to the SkySafari team.

We expect to be able to control the RST-135 in SkySafari soon.

 

I am also talking with the ZWO team for ASIAIR.

 

Thanks

ByoungJun

Thanks ByoungJun,

If you could post here when you can confirm that skysafari is compatible, that would be great.

John



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Posted 22 March 2019 - 08:36 AM

I am talking with the SkySafari team now.

I will provide our mount protocol to the SkySafari team.

We expect to be able to control the RST-135 in SkySafari soon.

 

I am also talking with the ZWO team for ASIAIR.

 

Thanks

ByoungJun

 

I hope adding Wifi bridge to USB serial by Safari Wifi adapter or Nexus-II,  it  works for RST-150H as well.

 

Tammy



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Posted 22 March 2019 - 05:28 PM

Tammy, are you saying it works for RST-150H, or that you hope it works for RST-150H? (I think you mean "hope" - but just checking).

 

EDIT: Because It would solve my needs also for the serial port on the RST range to have the correct protocol to interface with a NEXUS-iI or Safari WiFi adaptor as well.

 

cheers

John


Edited by happycamperjohn, 23 March 2019 - 06:06 AM.


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Posted 22 March 2019 - 06:35 PM

Will this work  with INDI or Indigo ?



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Posted 25 March 2019 - 04:22 AM

Will this work  with INDI or Indigo ?

We do not have an INDI driver yet.

But I will develop soon. I will let you know when the development is complete.


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Posted 25 March 2019 - 04:01 PM

The RST-135 will start shipping in May. It can be order through here.

 

https://www.tolgaast...ro-rst-135.html


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 12:25 PM

Will the RST-135 accept the QHY Polemaster like the RST-150?



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Posted 05 April 2019 - 01:05 PM

Will the RST-135 accept the QHY Polemaster like the RST-150?

Yes it has a built in polemaster adapter



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Posted 06 April 2019 - 01:59 PM

I do like the idea of these harmonic drive mounts and have been following them for a number of years.  I like the size, weight and smooth drive but from a portability point of view how would the large centre of gravity shift, as the mount tracks around in RA, be countered ?  A big drawback of equatorial mounts is is that they are generally very large but are in balance so there aren’t any shifts in the centre of gravity.

 

Thanks

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 05:31 AM

RST-135 at NEAF 2019
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Posted 08 April 2019 - 12:33 PM

It has a provision for adding a small counterweight bar and weight.  Does this change the load capacity?  



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 11:32 PM

It has a provision for adding a small counterweight bar and weight.  Does this change the load capacity?  

Using a counterweight of 3 kg will increase the load capacity to 18 kg.



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Posted 11 April 2019 - 11:07 AM

Besides a reseller in Italy, do you have any plans to expand your reseller network in Western Europe (Germany, The Netherlands)?



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Posted 11 April 2019 - 06:09 PM

Besides a reseller in Italy, do you have any plans to expand your reseller network in Western Europe (Germany, The Netherlands)?

I am now discussing dealerships with shops in the Netherlands and Germany.

You will soon be able to meet our products in Western Europe.

Thanks.




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