Original price $30,375.00 - Original price $30,375.00
$30,375.00 - $30,375.00
Current price $30,375.00
Combines versatility, simplicity, and affordability by combining all the technology of our observatory class telescopes into a compact stand-alone mount. In its Alt/Az configuration, it is considerably more compact than its equatorial counterpart, allowing a larger telescope to fit in a smaller enclosure. Unlike traditional German Equatorial mounts, there are no meridian flips to deal with, and no large protruding counterweights to create a dangerous hazard in a public observatory. Alt/Az is more intuitive to use and no polar alignment is needed. Besides, it is the way the pros do it! For added flexibility, the L-Series mounts can be installed in either Alt/Az or equatorial mode with the optional wedge accessory.
Direct-drive motors and encoders
|Direct-drive motors and on-axis encoders eliminate the need for gears, thereby eliminating backlash and periodic error. With high-resolution encoders providing the feedback for the direct-drive motors, not only will the telescope track without periodic error and backlash, but the mount will also counter wind gusts with precise servo feedback.
Incredible Slew Speed
|The direct-drive motors can move the telescope at speeds up to 50 degrees per second for tracking satellites or just to minimize target acquisition time.
Dual mounting bracket
|PlaneWave style mounting bracket to hold CDK17/20 onto the inside of fork arm with the additional option of mounting a scope on the outside of the fork arm. Optional dovetail clamp required.
Azimuth dovetail balance system
|For the precise center of gravity balance whether in Alt-Az or Equatorial configuration.
Through the mount cabling
|Access panels in the fork arm and azimuth axis allow for camera equipment cabling through the inside of the mount.
Proven CDK700/PW1000 Technology
|The L-Series uses the same proven technology as the CDK700 and PW1000 which are being used in Universities around the world.
PlaneWave L-500 Direct-Drive Mount
|One 16′ USB cable
|To connect the mount to the observatory control computer
|One 120VAC power cable
|To provide power to the mount
|Standard Allen Key set
|For tightening bolts used on the mount
|Contains PWI4 software for mount control and instructions for installation
|Used for operating the RA balance leadscrew on the mount
|Used for control of the mount tracking speeds for visual observing
|Dovetail Saddle (200919)
|To mount OTA