M-Zeta is the Avalon Instruments Azimuthal mount. Strong, accurate, easy to use and well designed the M-Zeta bring the Avalon Instruments concept of the Belt Driven System to an Azimuthal mount. The M-Zeta can manage OTAs up to 20kg/44lb, does not need counterweight and is ready to use in a few minutes.
Just connecting the StarGO Control System embedded on the DEC mount body to a pc via USB, WiFi or Bluetotooth (on depending of the StarGo model purchased), or just on a device such as Smartphone or tablet, the mount is ready to be used for an observation session.
|Weight||12,2 kg (26,8 lb), without counterweight and bar|
|Capacity||20 kg (44 lb)|
|Transmission system||All belts drive system based on four stages reducer.
All the movements are on ball bearings. No maintenance and no backlash system.
Pulleys made with special polymer fiberglass charged and high precision toothed belts.
|Construction Material||Anodized aluminium, worked out from single blocks with high precision 5 axis CNC machines|
|AR Axis||Heavy duty steel, diam. 35mm; 1 x dual ball bearings, diam. 62mm + 1 x roller bearing diam. 72mm + 2 x roller bearing diam. 45mm – On bearings clutch system|
|DEC Axis||Heavy duty steel, diam. 35mm; 1 x dual ball bearings, diam. 62mm + 1 x roller bearing diam. 72mm + 1 x roller bearing diam. 45mm – On bearings clutch system|
|GOTO system||StarGO GoTo Control System (WiFi or Bluetooth version)|
|Counterweight bar||No counterweight bar is required|
|Counterweight||No counterweight is required|
|Scope plate||Losmandy, 3″ (75mm), dovetail, single knob with 2 tightening points|
|Warranty||2 years from the purchase date, extended to 5 years for the transmission system|