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SHARPSTAR MARK III HARMONIC MOUNT

$4,599.00

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The Sharpstar Mark III is a new strain wave-geared German equatorial/Alt-Azimuth mount for serious on-the-go astrophotography.  

Lightweight and portable at only 7.95kg, the Mark III has an impressive payload of 18kg without counterweight or 26kg with counterweight. The mount is fully CNC-machined and anodized for strength and stability.

The Mark III can be controlled via Wi-Fi or a wired USB connection via ASCOM/INDI, as well as with the included CNC-machined hand controller. Go-to functionality is powered by the open-source OnStep control software.

The mount is equipped with an electromagnetic brake on the RA axis in case of sudden power failure, which will prevent your telescope from being damaged.

Note: mount does not include carbon fibre tripod.


 

Mount type
Alt-Az/Equatorial
Max payload 18 kg without counterweight, 26 kg with counterweight
Mount weight
7.95 kg
Drive Strain wave gears
Reduction ratio
1000 : 1
Periodic error (PE) TBD
Latitude adjustment range 15º ~ 80º
Azimuth adjustment range ± 4º
Dovetail saddle 200mm Losmandy & Vixen
Motors
42mm stepper motors with automatic braking system
Max slew speed 3.8º/S
Guide port ST4
Communication interface USB / Wifi, ASCOM, INDI
Sensors Temperature and humidity
Operating Temperature -25º - 40º C
Power failure protection Yes
SKU SS-MARKIII-MOUNT

 

 

 

  • A: 5kg counterweight
  • B: Mark III Harmonic Mount body
  • C: Tools/screws for fixing mount on tripod
  • D: Counterweight bar
  • E: Power cable
  • F: Hand controller cable
  • G: Hand controller

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