HOBYM CRUX 140 Traveler Mount - Grey

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HOB-CRUX140TRV-GREY
  • The pinnacle of portable astrophotography mounts designed to travel with you, wherever you go.
  • Zero backlash enabled by strain wave gears for perfect tracking.
  • Built-in time-lapse functionality and camera control for easy, streamlined imaging sessions.
  • Weighs only 3 kg (6.6 lb).
  • Maximum payload with counterweight: 15 kg (33 lb).
  • Included TiTan Control System (TCS) opens compatibility for advanced wireless applications and software support.
  • Add 1 Radian Telescopes Quick-Release Carbon Fiber Tripod to your order in the designated area to receive $100 off your order!

You will need a dovetail saddle to attach your telescope to this mount. Either  AA-DUAL-M8 or AA-DSAD-M8 with both V-style and D-series saddle slots will suit this mount well.

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HOBYM CRUX 140 Traveler Mount - Grey

 

The HOBYM CRUX 140 Traveler is the next innovative step for HOBYM Observatory's line of astronomy and astrophotography mounts. Not merely a successor to the original CRUX Mini that could fit in the palm of your hand, this mount is improved in essentially way from the Mini. Boasting absolutely zero backlash, powerful torque, and HOBYM's one-of-a-kind TiTan control system, this lightweight and extremely portable mount is the ultimate choice for the astronomer on the go. Experience innovation with the HOBYM CRUX 140 Traveler.

 

Heavy-Duty Portability

Weighing in at less than 7 pounds (3 kg), the CRUX 140 Traveler is capable of holding up to 28 pounds (13 kg) with an attached 4-pound (1.7 kg) counterweight. This is enough payload capacity to hold even the most revered astroimaging telescopes with ease, like the Celestron RASA 8 or Takahashi FSQ106. As long as you're using the Traveler, you can be sure that this mount will impress you every single time. HOBYM Observatory designs products to outdo themselves every time and to foster the best possible experience for astrophotographers, and the CRUX 140 is no different. 

Adaptable, Intuitive Design

The CRUX 140 Traveler comes equipped with the TiTan TCS (Telescope Control System) handle any operation even the most serious astrophotographers ask of their equipment. The advanced stepped control motor system and strain wave gears allow for one of the smoothest moving systems even under maximum capacity. This goes for each of the 4 modes built into the Traveler, which are equatorial mode, alt-az mode, time-lapse mode, and terrain observe mode. The Traveler is literally designed to travel anywhere with you, adapting to any situation. 

 

Highlighted Features of the HOBYM CRUX 140 Traveler

  • Mount Weight: Less than 7 lbs (3 kg)
  • Alt Range: 0-90 degrees
  • Az Range: 15 degrees
  • Max Slew Speed: 1000x
  • Power Consumption: 400mA ~ 1000mA
  • Input Voltage: 9 ~ 15V
  • TiTan Telescope Control System

HOBYM CRUX 140 Traveler Spec Chart

SPECIFICATIONS

ComputerizedComputerized
Drive TypeStrain Wave Gear
Head DesignEquatorial
Instrument Capacity28 lb
Latitude Range90 Degrees
Mount Head Weight7lb
PortsRS232c
PortsUSB
Slew Speed1000

INCLUDED ITEMS

  • HOBYM CRUX 140 Traveler Mount Head
  • TiTan TCS (Telescope Control System)
  • Power Cable
  • RS232c Cable
  • USB Cable
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09/04/2020
Nick B.
United States United States
The lack of backlash is amazing

I read about and researched this mount for months before making the purchase so it's fair to say I came into this with "expectations." The TitanTCS, like most hand controlled astronomical devices, is menu driven and has a bit of a learning curve, but has a lot of features. For example, the ability to park the mount at user defined points is really nice and the PEC function is very easy to implement. I've read reviews where users boast about the payload capacity, which is quite impressive, however I'm most impressed by the lack of backlash. I've had the good fortune of using several high-end mounts, but I've never seen anything that can track the way this little mount does. Suffice to say, I'm extremely happy and am considering upgrading my permanent observatory mount to a Hobym.