Mounts

Fornax55_2

Fornax 55

(polar aligned from May to September) With OnStep Telescope control (24V) Suitable for telescopes up to 12”

Interfaces: USB (USB B “printer cable” available), ST4 and WLAN Connections:
motors Ra+DEC 2 cables, USB B, hand control box and/or ST4 port. Control and park position as well as GoTo functionality is possible via the manual control box, as well as via ASCOM on PCs.

The observatory with the Fornax 55 mounting is only rented out to experienced astronomers since the handling of such large mountings and telescopes require practice and experience.

10ZollFotonewtonaufALT

ALT 6 ADN

Load capacity 35kg, with OnStep Telescope control (24V)
Suitable for telescopes and astrographs up to 14″.
Only in combination with Fotonewton 10”

With OnStep Telescope control (24V). Interfaces: USB (USB B “printer cable” available), ST4 and WLAN. Connections: motors Ra+DEC 2 cables, USB B, hand control box and/or ST4 port. Control and park position as well as GoTo functionality is possible via the manual control box, as well as via ASCOM on PCs. On a sheltered 4x4m platform with recouped, anti-vibration pier, table, chairs, ladder, 230V Euro sockets

Fornax51_2

Fornax 51​

(Polar aligned from May to September)
24kg load capacity With OnStep Telescope control (24V). Suitable for telescopes up to 12″

Interfaces: USB (USB B “printer cable” available), ST4 and WLAN. Connections: motors Ra+DEC 2 cables, USB B, hand control box and/or ST4 port. Control and park position as well as GoTo functionality is possible via the manual control box, as well as via ASCOM on PCs. On a sheltered 4x4m platform with decoupled, anti-vibration pier, table, chairs, ladder, 230V Euro socket

Equipped with a combined 2” and 3” dovetail clamp.
A 3” double adapter also forms part of the package.

EQ6-R

EQ6-R

(Polar aligned from May to September)
Load capacity up to 20kg.
Only suitable for optics up to max. 250mm aperture.

Syn-Scan hand controller, USB-B connection & ST4 auto guider port (but without ST4 cable). Power transformer 220V to 12V and power cable. Recording from either Vixen Style or Losmandy rail.
On a sheltered 4x4m platform with recouped, anti-vibration pier, table, chairs, ladder, 230V Euro sockets

TakahashiEM200_2

Takahashi EM200

(Polar aligned from May to September)
12 kg load capacity
With Temma-2 controller for auto guiding. Suitable for telescopes up to 8”
Connection of the optics via Losmandy 3″ dovetail – on a sheltered 4x4m platform with decoupled, anti-vibration pier, table, chairs, ladder, 230V Euro sockets

Incl. Temma-2 controller, with autoguiding-port, 3“dovetail adaptor, on a sheltered 4x4m platform with decoupled, anti-vibration pier, table, chairs, ladder, 230V Euro sockets

The Temma-2 controller of the EM-200 mount:
Interfaces: ST4- and serial interface
Connections: hand controller, serial interface, auto guide socket
(Adapter for RJ12-cable available!).

Journey Description

From Windhoek you follow the B6, which skirts the beautiful Auas Mountains (follow directions to the International Airport). After about 24 km, turn right on to the C23 (direction Dordabis). From Dordabis you take the gravel road C15 / MR33 (direction Uhlenhorst). At Klein Nouas, you pass an old white tower on the right hand side. From here you drive straight on to the D1448 for about 12 kilometres – the entrance to the  Kiripotib farmstead is on the right hand side (well signposted).  
 
From the International Airport Windhoek you drive in the direction of Windhoek and, after about 20 km, you turn left onto the C23 (direction Dordabis). From Dordabis, follow the directions as outlined above.
 
If you are travelling from the South, take the C15 / MR33 to Uhlenhorst and from there travel towards Dordabis. About 20 km beyond Uhlenhorst (before you reach Dordabis) you turn right onto a small gravel road D1219 until you reach a t-junction – some 23 km.  From there you turn left and drive on the D1448 for about 8 km until you reach Kiripotib.