Mach2GTO Universal Robotic mount that sets a new standard for portable telescope mounts. It is so easy to use that you will be up and running in no time at all and the mount will simply disappear into the background. No fuss, no bother.
Universal Robotic means that Mach2 fulfills all of the requirements of a robotic mount for automated operation for imaging, satellite tracking, comet tracking, star survey work and others. In addition, the clutches allow it to be used manually for star sweeping. It is so easy to use that it can be set up quickly in the field with minimal effort and no complicated startup routines. The encoders keep track of the axis positions at all times whether parked, unparked, power on or power off.
To order select the options below and at checkout select payment by check. This will enter you in the waiting list. We will send you an invoice for 50% deposit when your number comes up in the waiting list. At this time we are not able to give estimated shipping dates for customers in the waiting list.
|Construction||All parts CNC machined aluminum, stainless steel, brass bar stock; finest quality bearings; stainless steel fasteners|
|Finishing and Assembly||Every part is hand-finished and inspected. All assembly is done by hand, by highly skilled mount assembly staff.|
|Worm wheel - R.A./Dec.||5.9" (150 mm), 225 tooth aluminum|
|Worm gear - R.A./Dec.||0.705" (17.9 mm) diameter, brass|
|Axis shaft - R.A./Dec.||1.77" (45 mm) diameter|
|Latitude range||0 to 67 degrees, engraved scale|
|Azimuth adjustment||Approximately 13 degrees (+/- 6.5 degrees from center)|
|Counterweight shaft||1.875” (47.6 mm) diameter x 13.625" (346 mm) usable length, incl. washer and safety knob. Weight 10.7 lb. (4.8 kg)|
|Diameter of base||5.800" (147.32 mm) diameter|
|Weight of mount||Total: 39 lb. (17.7 kg)|
|Capacity||Approximately 75 lb. (34 kg) scope and accessories only (maximum capacity depends on scope diameter). Refer to the graphic that discusses weight capacity calculation.|
|Electronic components||Rated for industrial and automotive applications|
|Motors||Brushless micro-step servo system, enclosed in machined aluminum housing|
|Absolute Encoders||R.A. and Declination axes|
|Periodic error (native)||0.25” arc seconds peak-to-peak, 0.05 RMS|
|Servo Motor Control Box||GTOCP5 Control Box, removable|
|Hand-held computer (optional)||GTO Keypad to control all mount functions. Includes extensive databases and tour features in a simple, intuitive interface. Firmware updates via the internet|
|Power requirements||Nominal 12 to 24 volt DC supply, minimum of 5 amps continuous|
|Maximum slew speed||
5 degrees / second at 12V