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Avalon M-Zero LHQ Equatorial Fork Mount (Bluetooth Version)

SKU : AVA-1MZR006

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  • From 0° to 70°, built for low-latitude areas
  • Light, strong and smart
  • Travel-friendly

Product Details

  • ZERO DEGREES, ZERO LIMITS

    The M-Zero LHQ is the perfect mount for low latitude area and travelling astronomy.

    Comes with four range degrees available:

    mount tilt animation

    • 0° to 17°
    • 17° to 40°
    • 30° to 55°
    • 55° to 70°

    NOTE: The Alt/az configuration is not available in the M-zero LHQ mount.

    6 DECLINATION ARM POSITIONS ON RA AXIS

    The M-Zero LHQ allow the DEC arm to move up and down on the RA axis in 6 different positions - depending on the user setup, allowing for fine balancing by using as little counterweight possible. In most cases this can be done with less than 1 kg (2.2-pounds) of counterweight.

    DOUBLE TELESCOPE SETUP

    Thanks to the Dual-DEC system, or by assembling the optional X-guider accessory, it is possible to mount a second telescope in the opposite side of the declination axis. Considering this capability it is possible to use a great range of optics starting from a small 4 to 5 kg (8.8 to 11-pound) refractor up to a double setup with a total weight of 12 to 13 kg (26.4 to 28.6-pounds) obtaining performances so good it will be over the need of a bigger mount. Thanks to StarGO GoToControl System the M-Zero can be controlled by smartphone and tablet via a Bluetooth or WiFi connection.

    ZERO MAINTENANCE

    Long-lasting materials, along with the possibility to easily update the StarGO firmware and software, allow the M-Zero to always be ready-to-use, up-to-date, and reliable.

    LIGHT & STRONG

    The mount weighs only 6 kg (13.2-pounds) and reaches 12 kg (26.4-pounds) with the T-Pod 90 tripod. Made entirely from anodized aluminum by using 5-axes CNC machines.

    TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

    With the zero-backlash Fast-Reverse Belt Drive System and StarGO GoTo control system combined, you will get excellent photographic performance. Long-exposure images (see the suggested PHD2 guide parameters table just below) will be well guided, even while using very long focal length telescopes.

    PHD2 Guide:  The best guiding performance with Avalon belt driven mounts comes by using the lowest possible guiding speed ( 0,2 / 0,4 ) , the shortest possible guide exposure ( 1 sec is ok ) and the lowest possible RA/DEC pulse guide duration (300 / 600).

    Chart

    Due to the Fast Reverse Belt Drive System fast pulse guide responding, it is strongly suggested to use a smoothed guide settings, to avoid over-corrections/oscillations. The shown PHD2 guide parameters table can be used as starting values that must be adjusted to depending of the setup and the live performance, they also suggest to use the Off Axis Guider, specially with long focal-length longer then 800 mm or/and mirror telescopes, to avoid differential mechanical flexure that can create issues on the final star shape quality. Image note: Euro number structure used. 0,5 in EU = 0.5 in US.

    POLAR ALIGNMENT

    This can be performed by using the polar scope mounted on the RA body, it can be rotated to the upper position for a comfortable adjustment for Polar Alignment.

    The standard kit for polar alignment includes:
    • Polarscope
    • Support stand
    • Scope fixing-knobs
    • Dovetail attachment with fixing-grip knob
    • Illuminator cap with red LED
    • Connection cable to the StarGO

      What does LHQ stand for? Low Latitude High Quality Motors

      TECHNICAL DATA

      • Type: Equatorial Single-Arm mount.
      • Weight: 10.1 kg/22.2 lb.
      • Capacity: 8 kg/17.6 lb (one telescope) - 13 kg/28.6 lb (double telescopes setup).
      • Transmission system: All belts drive system based on four stages reducer.
      • All the movements are on ball bearings. No maintenance and no backlash system.
      • Pulleys made with special polymer fiberglass charged and high precision toothed belts.
      • Construction Material: Anodized aluminum, worked out from single blocks with high precision 5-axis CNC machines.
      • Polar Finder: Celestron model.
      • GOTO system: StarGO GoTo Control System WiFi version.
      • Counterweight: 0.5 kg/1.1 lb.
      • Scope plate: Vixen style.
      • Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years from the purchase date, extended to 5 years for the transmission system
      • LHQ (Low Latitude High Quality Motors)
      • This mount is made to work for low-latitude areas: as low as 0° and high as 70°.
      • specifications

        ComputerizedComputerized
        Drive TypeWorm Gear
        Head DesignEquatorial
        Instrument Capacity17.6 lb (one telescope)
        Instrument Capacity28 lb (two telescopes)
        Latitude Range0 to 70 Degrees
        Mount Head Weight22.2lb
        Telescope ConnectionV Style
      • included items

        Included:

        • Motor’s connecting cable.
        • Mount Head.
        • Mount Head and accessory transport bag.
        • Counterweight rod.
        • StarGO Keypad.
        • 0.5 kg(1.1-pound) Counterweight.
        • Polar scope with support.
        • Power Supply 15V /4A.
        • Manufacturer Warranty and Testing Certificates.
        • Declaration of Conformity.
        • Allen wrench.
        • Tripod plate and screws for fixing the mount to the tripod.
        • USB flash drive with manuals and software.
        • Ra/Dec motor cables.

         

         

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        LD
        08/10/2020
        Lew D.
        United States United States
        Avalon M-Zero LHQ

        Pretty good considering Opt obviously recently added the Italian Avalon line of products. Avalon has some accessories for this mount (some of which are needed such as second ***** clamp that you were not aware of. The sales rep. was great