L-series out of this World Tracking Performance
Posted: September 18, 2020
The L-series lineup was born out of the dream to create the most versatile and cost-effective direct drive mount. Whether your goal is capturing beautiful astrophotographs that are out of this world, tracking fast moving satellites, or tracking objects that are not in orbit, the L-series will help you reach those goals all while being extremely simple to operate and maintain.
The results of the L-series tracking performance whether at sidereal, or other rates utilized by astrophotographers, speaks for itself in these sample images captured by our customers.
(1) M101 with a CDK600 by Kurious George, (2) PK 136+05 with a CDK500 by Jeff Lovelace, (3) NGC 4565 with a CDK600 by Kurious George, (4) NGC 225 with a CDK350 by Kevin Morefield, (5) Comet NEOWISE with a CDK600 by Kurious George, (6) NGC 7023 with a CDK500 by Jeff Lovelace. For higher resolution images please click each link.
Tracking LEO satellites moving at velocities over 5 degrees/second is a walk in the park for the L-series mount as seen below.
Tracking the LEO tether deployed by TEPCE in this GIF shows just how amazing the L-series tracking performance is. We used a CDK24 atop the L-600 mount to entirely open loop track the LEO satellite with publicly available TLE commands issued to the mount via our PWI4 software available here.