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P35 - Minotaur Friction Drive Telescope Mount

P35 - Minotaur Friction Drive Telescope Mount

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Coming 1st Quarter 2023. Reserve your mount now, no prepayment required & no obligation to buy.  

Introductory price will be 4955 euros exc. VAT, shipping & handling.

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The Minotaur is a synergy of JTW’s engineering & ENS Optical’s design input. This has helped us to combine professional engineering with a practical understanding of what astronomers need in the way of features and ergonomics all in one package.

The Minotaur is a new breed of mount that that ticks all the boxes from the get-go, building on the success of the Trident P75. 
Highlights of the Minotaur P35 -
  • 35 kg Imaging capacity* (excluding counterweights)
  • 12 kg Mount head weight (best in class payload to weight ratio)
  • Backlash free friction drive
  • High resolution stepper motors in a closed loop system
  • 7.5° per second slewing
  • Hardened stainless steel drive
  • 55 mm diameter hollow axles, aerospace aluminium
  • Preloaded & sealed-for-life bearings
  • 0.06" Drive resolution
  • 30 mm Counterweight shaft
  • 5 & 10 kg Counterweights available
  • Dual Losmandy/Vixen saddle
  • 26-bit Absolute encoders - 0.02" resolution
  • Hardware & software limits
  • Unguided imaging for most users as standard
  • On-board adjustable red night light - switch or software control for setting ups in the dark
  • Ability to turn off all mount lights when in use
  • PoleMaster fitting
  • 15-75º Latitude range
  • Unique polar align mechanism with removable key
  • Compatible with standard NEQ6, CGEM, etc tripod fittings
  • Bubble level
  • OnStep control system (derived from the Trident controller)
  • Mount modelling
  • WiFi
  • GPS
*Imaging capacity is based on SCT, RC or similar telescope


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