ZWO AM5 Harmonic Drive AZ-EQ Dual-Purpose Mount - up to 13kg - 20kg Payload - with Tripod

product code: ZWO-AM5+TRIPOD
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ZWO AM5 Harmonic Drive AZ-EQ Dual-Purpose Mount - up to 13kg - 20kg Payload - with Tripod

ZWO AM5 Harmonic Drive AZ-EQ Dual-Purpose Mount with Tripod - up to 13kg - 20kg Payload

A CARBON FIBER TRIPOD IS INCLUDED IN THIS PRODUCT LISTING...

... OR BUY JUST THE MOUNT...

Comes with 2 years warranty

Watch on Youtube: How ZWO AM5 was born: 3 stages of AM5 before it leaves factory

Traditional equatorial mounts require heavy counterweights for use. Extra effort needed to achieve balance in RA and DEC directions and the extra weight makes them not so convenient when there is a need to take the equipment away to a dark site or even just to the other end of the garden...

Well made harmonic drive mounts bring the solution. The internal structure of the body is optimised with the harmonic drive speed reducer and synchronous belt, bringing more accurate control and an amazing reduction ratio of 300:1.

SUPPORT: ASCOM / INDI / SkySafari

LX200 PROTOCOL

Astronomy-dedicated Harmonic Speed Reducer

ZWO jointly developed with well-known domestic manufacturers to improve the harmonic drive speed reducer according to the actual needs of astro-photography. 

It comes with very low periodic errors, smooth gearing and high torque. The guiding accuracy is 0.5-0.8 arc seconds, which makes the AM5 mount extremely suitable for astrophotography.

The internal structure of the body is optimised with the harmonic drive speed reducer and synchronous belt, bringing more accurate control and an amazing reduction ratio of 300:1.

PE Curve Report with Each Mount

ZWO measures each mount and provides it with an exclusive PE curve before it leaves the factory. The x-axis represents the periodic error. The periodic erro is kept within +/- 20 arc seconds.

Above photos show images at 200% zoom. A 130mm aperture APO telescope with 900mm focal length was used. The image scale is 1 arc second per pixel, basically reaches the limit of the AM5 mount, therefore when imaging faint DSO objects with long exposure times, we do not recommend to use the mount with telescope with longer focal length than this.  Planetary imaging with much longer focal length is possible or shorter exposure of brigther deep sky objects as well.

Lightweight Mount with High Load Capacity

The mount weights 5 kg, which is a very good compromise between stability and portability.

Load capacity without a counterweight is 13kg. 

The mount also comes with a counterweight, and when you use it, the load capacity increases to appr. 20kg.

DUAL PURPOSE MOUNT


 

The design of the mount makes it possible to change the pitch angle between 0  and 90 degrees, which also allows to convert the mount from equatorial into an Alt-Azimuth mount for convenient visual observations with your telescope.

WIRELESS CONTROL

HAND CONTROLLER

POWER FAILURE PROTECTION

CONNECTION WITH ASIAIR

FEATURES

SPECIFICATIONS

Mount Type Equatorial Mount
Mount Modes Germa Equatorial Mode / Alt-Azimuth Mode
Drive Harmonic Drive + Synchronous Belt (Reduction ratio: 300:1)
Periodic Error < +/- 20"
PE Duration 432 seconds
Drive (RA) Harmonic NEMA42 stepper motor + Model No. 17 (Reduction Ratio: 100:1) + Brake
Drive (Dec) Harmonic NEMA35 stepper motor (Reduction Ratio: 100:1) + Model No. 17
Load Capacity

13kg without counterweight

20kg with counterweight

Weight 5kg
Latitude Adjustment Range 0 - 90 degrees
Azimuth Angle Adjustment Range +/- 10 degrees
Dovetail Clamp Losmandy and Vixes-style  500g
Interface Thread of Counterweight Shaft M12
Stepper Motor Resolution 0.17"
Max Slew Speed 6 degrees / second
Slew rate 0.5x, 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 20x, 60x, 720x, 1440x
Power Port DC5.5-2.1 (12V-3A)
Power Consumption 12V / 0.386A (Standby), 12V / 0.58A (Tracking), 12V / 1.5A (GOTO)
Guide Port ST4
Communication Interface USB / WIFI
Zero Position Mechanical
Operating Temperature -20C - 50C
Power Failure Protection Yes

MECHANICAL DRAWINGS

WHAT'S IN THE BOX

This product listing of the BUNDLE comes with the TRIPOD included. 

We believe the pier extension (called Heightening Part above) is optional to this BUNDLE, but we are awaiting confirmation.

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Brand ZWO
Condition New
Product Code ZWO-AM5+TRIPOD