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AP Mount

Lightweight and easy-to-use mount with versatility that are satisfied with both beginners and experienced observers. 

With the friction control mechanism on the AP mount, the telescope can be moved by hand quickly to your target object.  You can keep tracking the object by turning the manual slow motion control knobs.
The AP mount with an optional Polar Meter which consists of a compass with bubble level and an altitude scale is convenient for locating Polaris with ease.  Even the first-time telescope owner can start serious celestial observing with the AP mount.

Product No.39972

AP Mount Specifications

Composition of AP Mount
- Manual Slow Motion Control Modules
- AP Polar Axis Body Unit
- AP Clamp Mount Head Unit (without clamp lever)
- AP Declination Body Unit

R.A slow motion

Worm and wheel gears with 144-tooth whole circle micro movement (by hand), 58.4mm in diameter

DEC slow motion

Worm and wheel gears with 144-tooth whole circle micro movement (by hand), 58.4mm in diameter

Worm shafts

9.8mm in diameter, made of brass (Both R.A and DEC)

R.A and DEC axes

59mm in diameter, made of aluminum alloy

Number of bearings

7 pieces

Counterweight bar

20mm in diameter, made of steel

Polar alignment scope

Optional

Azimuth adjustment

Fine adjustments with twin screw knobs about 1.4 degrees per rotation, adjustable range about +/-6.5 degrees

Altitude adjustment

Latitude adjustable between 0 degree and 65 degrees,  about 1.9 degrees per rotation with tangent screw

Loading weight

6 kg (maximum torque load: 150 kg-cm at a point of 25cm from the place where the RA and DEC axes cross.)

Dimensions

263mmH x 302mmW x 96mmD

Weight

3.6 kg (without counterweight)

Accessory

Counterweight 1 kg x 1


AP Mount

AP Mount System Structure Diagram

パーツケース

ウェイト1.9kg×2個

Both the STAR BOOK ONE and STAR BOOK TEN controllers are not compatible with the SX, SXD, GP2 and GPD2 mounts.

Similarly the STAR BOOK controller is not compatible with the SX2, SXD2, SXP, AXD, GP2, GPD2 mounts, and the STAR BOOK Type-S controller is not compatible with the SX2, SXD2, SXP, AXD, SX, SXD mounts.Do not attempt to use the controller in a combination other than the specified here. This could damage the controller and mount.