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AZ100 Alt-Azimuth Mount

AZ100 Goto Motor System

Orders for the Goto Motor kit are expected to ship end of January.
AZ100 Alt-Az Mount Goto Motor System

AZ100 Goto Motor System.
2x motor assemblies.
2x 32 tooth Pulleys and belts.
1x motor controller.
4x Encoder and motor leads.

AZ100 Goto Motor System.

AZ100 Goto Motor Specifications.
WiFi Connecivity to SkySafari and built in Motor Configuration page.
Built in mini-planetarium for 1 or 2 start aligmment.
This upgrade requires AZ100 with Encoders already fitted.
Please contact us if your mount requires to have encoders installed.

Power requirement. 12VDC to 13.8 VDC @ 2 amp on 5.5mm DC jack with 2.5mm centre pin.

Q. Do encoders have to be already fitted.
A. Base mounts without encoders will need encoders to be fitted for the motor kits to work.

Q. What Power supply is required.
A. The mount draws between 0.8 and 1.1A 12v DC - A 2Amp power supply is required. DC connector 5.5mm with 2.5mm centre pin. The power supply can be battery or mains powered.

Q. Does the mount require the handset to work.
A. No, the mount will work without a display of any kind in Quick Start mode. See below:-

Q. What is the quick start mode.
A. Quick start is where you set the OTA level and pointing south (or reference point) this provides a very quick ‘alignment’ sufficient for the mount to calculate the tracking rates when you are push to observing.
i.e the mount will track the area of sky currently being observed.
In this mode a tablet or DSC is not required so the mount can be set up and observing in a matter of minutes.
If you want the mount to make an automatic GOTO move, it will require a smart phone or tablet or DSC for accurate positioning a 2 star alignment which is also quick as the alignment process is assisted by already having an approximate alignment provided by the quick start.

Q. Does the mount work with both Android and iOS
A. Yes. You can also control the mount with a PC via WiFi.

Q. What functions does the built in user interface and planatarium provied.
A. In addition to a object database and two star alignment, the user interface provides various configuration settings such as slew speeds, accelleration rates, Quick Start ALT AZ reference point, Data base search and display magnitude filtering, virtual joystick settings etc.

Q. Can Sky Safari be used with the mount
A. Yes.

Q. Can the Nexus DSC / DSC Pro be used with the mount
A. Yes.

Q. Does the mount lose position if you manually push to during a GOTO move.
A. The mount retains its position at all times. A 'fast' manual slew can also be made during a GOTO for rapid large angular moves.
Q. Can the slow motion controls still be used.
A. Yes. We recommend removing the handles from the flexible shafts and fit the handle back on the the motor shafts.
The motors MUST be turned off in the app' to use the manual slow motion controls.

AZ100 Goto Motor System

Rowan AZ100 Alt-Az Mount Goto Motor System

All CNC machined aluminium motor and controller housings and black anodised.
Finished and fitted with stainless steel hardware.

AZ100 Goto Motor System
Motor System controller.

AZ100 Goto Motor System
Motor Gearbox.

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AZ100 Alt-Az Mount Altitude Spacer

AZ100 Altitude Axis Spacer.

AZ100 Altitude Axis Spacer

All CNC machined aluminium and black anodised.
Supplied with stainless steel hardware.
The Altitude Axis spacer is to allow the use of longer dovetail bars when mounted on the left side of the mount to give clearance where the motor is fitted. The spacer is not required if using a D dovetail bar in a DV saddle on the left or any dovetail / saddle combination on the right side of the mount.

AZ100 Goto Motor System

AZ100 Alt-Az Mount Altitude Spacer

AZ100 Motor Controller to Nexus DSC Connection Lead.

AZ100 to Nexus DSC and DSC Pro connection lead

Connects the AZ100 motor system to Astro Devices Nexus DSC.
Search for objects in the Nexus databases and issue goto commands to the mount.
This lead must be connected to the RS232 socket on the AZ100 motor controller.

AZ100 Goto Motor System