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Trident GTR - Special Offer - Direct Friction Drive Telescope Mount

Trident GTR - Special Offer - Direct Friction Drive Telescope Mount

Regular price $5,366.00 USD
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The Trident GTR is the next generation of Trident P75, building further on an already great platform. There is no other mount that comes close to the payload or precision of a Trident for the same price. 

We were absolutely thrilled to see the first batch of Trident GTR's sell like hot cakes, the entire batch was fully reserved within a matter of weeks, before assembly is even finished, such is the reputation of the Trident P75. 

To celebrate this we have decided to extend the special offer from the 1st batch of Trident GTR's. Purchase a GTR today and you will receive the 1st batch price of 4995 euros (including VAT), equivalent to 10% discount! Delivery will be December at the latest. 

The JTW Trident GTR further builds on the success of the P75 with additional features. The mount now includes a PEC sensor, failsafe homing, GPS, magnetic failsafe brake & optional environmental sensors.  The mount also now features internal cabling and is 25% lighter than a P75 at 30 kg mount head weight.

Addition of a PEC sensor to Direct Friction Drive is a particularly potent addition as our drive system has almost textbook periodic error, a near perfect sine-wave with 16 minute period. 

Our unique direct friction drive system combined with a mount that is designed to be easy to manufacture and maintain yields an unbeatable price/performance ratio. This mount is optimised for remote use and excels at multi-instrument payloads. 

The Trident GTR is essentially maintenance free, any part that might need replacing can be replaced in a matter of minutes, making this system ideal for remote hosting services or people who require a reliable mount with low cost of ownership. 

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Highlights of the Trident GTR include -

  • 75 kg photographic payload
  • Based on the proven OnStepX open source control system
  • Direct friction drive, no reduction rollers to add to periodic error
  • Ceramic-metal hybrid drive
  • PEC sensor 
  • Homing
  • Magnetic failsafe brake
  • GPS
  • Preloaded precision roller bearings throughout
  • Maintenance free drive train
  • 0.12" Resolution
  • 15° per second maximum slewing speed, 7.5° advised
  • Stainless steel drive drive wheels
  • On-the-fly changes to microstepping for fast slewing or fine tracking
  • Missed step detection - advanced electronics use the motors own coils as a pseudo-encoder
  • StealthChop™ silent running, no more stepper motor chirping
  • 0° to 90° Latitude range
  • ±7.5 Degrees of Azimuth adjustment for polar alignment
  • Aerospace aluminium and stainless steel construction
  • Sustainable metallic, textured powder coated finish
  • ASCOM and INDI drivers
  • Mobile app turns any mobile device into a smart hand pad
  • WiFi and USB
  • Optional hygrometer and barometer sensor add-on (atmospheric refraction compensation)

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