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Chimera - Backlash-free Harmonic Drive Telescope Mount

Chimera - Backlash-free Harmonic Drive Telescope Mount

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Introducing the JTW Chimera, our next generation backlash-free Harmonic Drive mount that eliminates the downsides of typical HD mounts by removing the need for guiding** or adding counterweights to achieve it's full rated payload which both go against the spirit of portable use. 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. 

- 35 kg Payload*
- 10 kg Mount head weight
- Full aerospace aluminium construction
- Backlash-free harmonic drive
- 7.5° per second slew rate
- 0.02" resolution
- Absolute encoders, both axes
- Guiding not required**
- Fine balancing 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 7995 euro (exc. VAT) - Normal price 8995 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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