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Basilisk - High Speed Direct Drive Telescope Mount

Basilisk - High Speed Direct Drive Telescope Mount

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Introducing the JTW Basilisk. A high speed direct drive system, derived from much larger systems that we've built in the past. The scoring system is relative to other mounts in our new modular range.

This listing is to reserve a mount from the first batch. No deposit is required.

- 40 kg Payload*
- 12 kg Mount head weight
- Full aerospace aluminium construction
- Direct drive
- 60.0° per second slew rate
- 0.02" Drive resolution
- 0.02" Resolution absolute encoders, both axes
- Guiding not required**
- Losmandy/Vixen saddle with no-mark clamping
- Internal mount wiring
- Through-mount cable conduit
- Soft and hard overtravel limits
- Tool-free operation
- Fine polar alignment system
- 15° to 75° latitude range
- 90° Alt-Az mode
- WiFi, Ethernet and USB connectivity
- Dimmable red work light
- GPS
- Removable magnetic bracket for digital polar scopes
- Adapter system to fit most tripods

First batch introductory price 8995 euro (exc. VAT) - Normal price 9995 euro.
Website product page coming soon, mounts from the first batch can be reserved with no deposit or obligation.

For more details - info@jtwastronomy.com

* For difficult loads such as large refracting telescopes the payload will be reduced
** In almost all instances. Some special situations such as extremely long focal lengths may require guiding
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