Ascension 200HR

Part#: A200110

Price: $23,500.00

 

PlaneWave Instruments is proud to introduce the Ascension 200HR German Equatorial Mount. The Mount is designed to give peerless performance with up to 275 pounds of payload. It uses 360-tooth, 12.1 inch diameter RA and DEC gears, has built-in homing sensors on each axis, and is supplied with a hand pad. The Ascension 200HR is additionally equipped with state-of-the-art high-resolution encoders on each axis that correct for residual mechanical errors including Periodic Error and DEC backlash, thereby enabling long, unguided exposures.

The Ascension 200HR is an excellent mount for both permanent observatories and portable applications. Modularity makes the mount easily transportable for field work, breaking down into three components. The heaviest component is 96 pounds.

The PlaneWave Instruments Ascension 200HR mount is beautifully machined and finished, featuring anodized aluminum with touches of powder-coated aluminum and stainless steel complements.

Included:

EQ Head

Sidereal Tech Control System

Control Software and Driver

PlaneWave 7.65 inch Saddle - or - PlaneWave's tilt-in saddle for Losmandy style 3-inch dovetail plates

Counter-weight Shaft (No weights included.)

Shipping Crate

 

MOUNT SYSTEM

Type Observatory class German Equatorial Mount
Weight 240 lbs (108.9 kg)***
Component Weights Base 50 lbs, RA 76 lbs, Dec 96 lbs, Count Weight Shaft 18 lbs
Max. Load Capacity 275 lbs (124.7 kg)
Latitude Range 0 to 90 degrees, Northern and Southern hemispheres
Tracking and Slewing Range 22.5 degrees past meridian, East and West
Finish Anodized aluminum with touches of powder-coated aluminum and stainless steel complements
Wiring Cannels Equipment cables can be wired through mount
A200 Base Mounting Hole Pattern Hole Pattern (PDF)

RA AND DEC AXES

RA Gear 12.1 inch diameter, 360 teeth, aluminum worm gear
Dec Gear 12.1 inch diameter, 360 teeth, aluminum worm gear
RA and Dec Axes 3.0 inch stainless steel shaft with a 2.0 inch through-hole
Motors US Digital 500 CPR (2000 ticks in quadrature)
Motor Speed Reduction 19.7:1 in gear head, 2:1 belt reduction, 360:1 worm reduction
High-Resolution Encoders On Axis 10 inch-diameter Renishaw high resolution encoders fully integrated into each axis, with approximately 14 million ticks per rotation (0.07 arc seconds per tick)

CONTROL SYSTEM

Control Electronics Sidereal Technology dual axis telescope control
Power Requirement Accepts 12 to 24VDC. Supplied with 24VDC 9.2A Regulated Power Supply
User Interface Handpad and ASCOM-compatible SiTech control software for PC control applications
Modeling Software PointXP telescope modeling software is fully integrated into the SiTech PC-based control software
Homing Sensors Home position sensors are included. The mount can find the home position on power up.
Slew Rate 2.75 degrees per second maximum, both axes


 

SHIPPING

Crated Shipping Weight 372 lbs   (168.7 kg)
Crate Width 30 inch   (762 mm)
Crate Length 36 inch   (914 mm)
Crate Height 30 inch   (762 mm)
 

PACKAGE - ASCENSION 200HR MOUNT WITH CDK24

ASCENSION 200 HR GERMAN MOUNT (A200110) $23,500
CDK24 Optical Tube (240101) $50,000
COUNTER WEIGHTS, 40 lbs each (600111) x7 $2.800
COUNTER WEIGHT EXTENSION SHAFT 8 INCH (A200-142) $225
Total Price $76,525

PACKAGE - ASCENSION 200HR MOUNT WITH CDK20

ASCENSION 200 HR GERMAN MOUNT (A200110) $23,500
CDK20 OPTICAL TUBE (200101) $32,500
COUNTER WEIGHTS, 40 lbs each, 1.875 inch shaft hole (600111) x3 $1,200
COUNTER WEIGHT EXTENSION SHAFT 8 INCH (A200-142) $225
Total Price $57,425

PACKAGE - ASCENSION 200HR MOUNT WITH CDK17

ASCENSION 200 HR GERMAN MOUNT (A200110) $23,500
CDK17 OPTICAL TUBE (170101) $22,000
COUNTER WEIGHTs, 40 lbs each, 1.875 inch shaft hole, (600111) x3 $1,200
Total Price $46,700
 
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