Fornax 100 GoTo Mount with Absolute Encoderfor telescopes up to 90 kg weight
The mounts are manufactured in Hungary by experienced amateur astronomers and professional precision mechanics. The result are stable mounts with precise mechanics for astrophotography.
The mounts consist of a combination of aluminium alloy, cast aluminium, bronze and stainless steel. The sensitive parts, such as worm, worm wheel and of course the motors, are sealed watertight and dustproof in the robust housing. This guarantees a long service life. The mounts can also be used well in observatories. The mounts do not react to temperature fluctuations and are practically maintenance-free.
The typical periodic error without autoguiding is very small at +/-6 arc seconds. It also occurs very slowly. A period is 7.5 minutes long. Any standard autoguider can guide the mount without any problems. Of course, the MC3 Goto control also offers the autoguiding interface.
"The Fornax 52 is a good mount, it has a great value for the money. It
has no backlash, and reacts immediately to guiding corrections on both
The MC5 GoTo controller with hand box
The control was developed by Ursa Minor for large mounts and is ideal for Fornax mounts. Of course, the control unit is delivered readily adjusted with the mount. About 50,000 objects are already contained in the database.
- Power supply 12 V to 30 V - we recommend 24-30 Volt stabilized power supply
- Maximum current consumption 2.5 A (controller only)
- Computer connection - USB available
- Autoguiderport ST4 level available
- DSLR control (2.5 mm stereo jack) available
Scope of Delivery:
- Controller with handbox
- Absolute Encoder (2 Heidenhain ECN 125 2048 5XS08-c4 R)
Note: Counterweights per KG 11 EUR (please specify when ordering)
The Fornax 100 with Absolute Encoder is a highly accurate equatorial GoTo mount for astrophotography and observation.