Mounts

Fornax55_2

Fornax 55

Load capacity: 30 kg (photographic)

With OnStep Telescope control (24V)
SUITABLE FOR OPTICS UP TO APPROX. 12″

Interfaces: USB (USB B “printer cable” available), ST4 and WIFI.
Connections: motors Ra+DEC, 2 cables, USB B, ST4 port.
Control and park position as well as GoTo functionality is possible  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 Fotonewtonian 10”

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

Fornax51_2

Fornax 51​

Load capacity 24kg 
With OnStep Telescope control (24V).
Suitable for telescopes up to 12″

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

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

EQ6-R

EQ6-R

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.

Power transformer 220V to 12V.

Recording from either Vixen Style or Losmandy rail.

TakahashiEM200_2

Takahashi EM200

Load capacity 12 kg
WITH TEMMA-2 CONTROLLER FOR AUTO GUIDING.
Suitable for telescopes up to 8”
Connection of the optics via Losmandy 3″ dovetail.

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).

To connect your notebook to the EM-200 control panel please bring along your own USB/Serial adapter! GoTo via PC is possible, e.g. with CDC or TheSky software! For this purpose, please install the software components which are marked below in addition to your star map software. Please adhere to the sequence shown below!

In order to ensure the proper connection between EM-200 and your notebook, we recommend to buy a USB to serial (RS232) adapter cable (e.g. this) and test it at your personal mount.
Bring along that cable to Kiripotib then. If you already own a fully functional adapter cable for your notebook, bring it along as a precaution.

The Ascom platform: https://www.ascom-standards.org