we did it..and it's working extremly well
Officina Stellare is very proud to present a new mount for telescopes up to 80cm, available both in equatorial and alt/az version. It’s a new a professional mount, ready for every demanding user. The structure is optimized for rigidity and proper frequencies damping and has a minimized thermal deformation. Is available both with direct drive or AC brushless high torque motors on both axis.
Absolute Heidenhain encoders are very precise, with a base resolution of 0.03 – 0.007 arc/sec, thus allowing real-time tracking correction on each axes and motion metrology as well. After modelling, the measured and working pointing error is 5 arcsec RMS (less than 30 stars used, than an half respect the recommended number) and the tracking precision is +/- 0.25 arcsec RMS in 20 minutes. These are not theoretical values, but measured ones.
The mount is provided with a full optional software suite: The Sky X pro with all features included. So you can get your mount ready to use, for each needs, also for tracking non stellar objects. Want to know more? Contact us!
The mount is pictured with a RiFAST 600, a powerful combination.