Hobym Crux 170HD Computerized German Equatorial Mount

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HOB-CRUX-170HD
  • This quiet, lightweight, and portable mount can hold up to 5 times its own weight with shaft and counterweights!
  • Perfect tracking for at least 10-minute exposures without the use of guiding.
  • The HOBYM 170, like the rest of HOBYM mounts, has zero backlash with PEC assistance for effectively perfect tracking.
  • Extremely minimal cable management and quick to set up out of the box.
  • Includes TiTan Telescope Control System (TCS) which requires an AC power supply (not included).
  • You will also need a dovetail saddle plate (not included, see below) to mount either V-style or D-style dovetail bars. 
  • The AA-DSAD-M8 dovetail plate has a single slot for accepting D Series dovetail bars.
  • The AA-DUAL-M8 dovetail plate has a double slot for accepting D Series dovetail bars as well as V Series dovetail bars.
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  • Regular price $6,200.00

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Hobym Crux 170HD Computerized German Equatorial Mount

Small Mount, Huge Performance

The CRUX 170HD is amazingly efficient, weighing an ultra-light 10.8 lbs and able to carry payloads almost 5 times its weight with optional counterweights. The harmonic drive that moves this mount offers excellent tracking performance due to its zero-backlash design. The CRUX 170HD does not require any counterweights for payloads up to 22 lbs (10 kg). This ensures lower costs and much greater freedom in transporting the mount to remote locations. The mount can carry a full 52.9 lbs (24kg) with the optional counterweight and counterweight shaft.

Cruz 170HD with TEC 140

ACCURATE TRACKING

The Crux 170HD utilizes the P-motion Control system to control cycle errors in the gears. This can minimize the tracking error to less than ±3 arcseconds. You'll be able to take no less than a 10-minute exposure without the use of guiding! This extremely silent mount is also a fraction of the size of other mounts in the same class. 

TITAN TCS

This incredible telescope mount is equipped with the most advanced telescope control system, the TiTaN TCS, to realize the highest ease of use and control among mobile systems – with or without a computer. The TiTaN TCS controller has high power and the ability to scale and supports advanced wireless environments as well as a connection via serial or USB.

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SPECIFICATIONS

ComputerizedComputerized
Drive TypeHarmonic Drive
Head DesignEquatorial
Instrument Capacity53 lb
Mount Head Weight10.8lb
PECYes
PortsMicro USB Type B
PortsRJ12
PortsRS232
PortsUSB Type A
Slew Speed1000x Sidereal
Telescope ConnectionTakahashi Style 35mm Spacing

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