The Rowan Astronomy kit for Neq6 upgrades your mount reducing periodic errors and backlash.
This kit replaces the factory spur gear drive train with timing belts. The pulley modification reduces the spur gear errors that are typical and therefore reduces tracking errors. The belts also make slewing much more quiet eliminating the 'grinding' noise that the standard spur gears produce. The pulley ratio is the same as the factory gears. This means the Synscan hand controller is unaffected by this upgrade. All Synscan functions will operate as before.
The kit uses a 6mm wide belt and does not require the slot in the mount casting to be modified as required by some kits.
The pulleys are design and produced specifically for the NEQ6 mount and manufactured to a high precision.
Rowan Astronomy do not take stock parts and modify them to fit.
- 2 x 47 tooth pulleys, 2 x 9 tooth pulleys
- 2 x timing belts
- 2 x intermediate rollers, 2 x 5 mm mounting shafts
- 1 x 8 mm white acrylic cover spacer + 6 stainless fixings
- Fitting instructions
Installed this kit to my NEQ6 Pro Mount. Instructions were clear and easy to follow. Install went without any issues at all and was done in 2-3 hours easily. Mount is now whisper quiet and guiding values on my Asiair are well below what I was getting prior to the upgrade. Worth ever cent for sure.