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Minotaur - High Resolution Friction Drive Telescope Mount

Minotaur - High Resolution Friction Drive Telescope Mount

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Introducing the JTW Minotaur. This is a modern spin on the traditional type friction drive. It's precise, versatile and economical. 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*
- 12 kg Mount head weight
- Full aerospace aluminium construction
- Hardened hybrid ceramic drive system
- Friction drive
- 7.5° per second slew rate
- 0.04" 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
- Fine polar alignment system
- 15° to 75° latitude range
- 90° Alt-Az mode
- WiFi, Ethernet and USB connectivity
- Dimmable red work light

First batch introductory price 4995 euro (exc. VAT) - Normal price 5995 euro (exc. VAT)
Website product page coming soon, mounts from the first batch can be reserved with no deposit or obligation.

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* 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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