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WARPASTRON WARPDRIVE WD-17 HARMONIC MOUNT

$4,299.00 AUD
SKU: WA-WD17

WarpAstron

Equatorial / Alt-Azimuth

Payload: 15 kg without counterweight, 20 kg with counterweight

Encoders: None

Vixen/Losmandy

3.8 kg



The WarpAstron WarpDrive WD-17 is a portable, high capacity strain wave gear mount capable of handling 15kg payloads without counterweights and 20kg with counterweights.

Utilizing WarpAstron's Servo Direct Drive technology, the WD-17 has far less backlash and greater tracking accuracy than typical strain wave mounts. This design features a single stage strain wave reducer directly coupled to the servo motor with no need for synchronous belts as found on most strain wave mounts on the market. This eliminates transmission errors caused by such systems or imperfect assembly.

The high torque, totally silent and zero backlash servo motor features a high precision encoder for fast and accurate guide corrections. The RA axis features a type-17 harmonic reducer which allows for a payload capacity of 28Nm (15kg at 20cm from the top of the saddle). Despite this high capacity, the mount itself only weighs 3.8kg, making it the perfect travel mount.

Thanks to its beltless transmission, the WD-17 can work at temperatures as low as -25° C. Additionally, you don't need to worry about belts deteriorating or losing tension with age. The WD-17 also includes a built-in GPS which automatically obtains time and position info, which can then be read in popular astrophotography software such as NINA. The mount's coordinates and home position are stored in memory even after the mount is powered off.

The mount features an electromagnetic brake on the RA axis in case of sudden power failure, preventing your telescope from being damaged. WarpAstron mounts are powered by OnStep and can be controlled via ASCOM/INDI with popular software and control units such as the ASIAIR

 

Mount
Strain wave EQ/ALT-AZ mount
Max payload 15kg without counterweight, 20kg with counterweight
Mount weight
3.8 kg (mount head only)
Transmission
Brushless servo motor with direct drive shaft
RA drive 17-100
DEC drive 14-100
Material 6061 aluminium alloy, 304 stainless steel, ABS
Surface treatment Anodizing and anti-rust coating
Brake RA axis (20Nm torque)
Maximum slew speed 3.5º / second
Latitude adjustment range 0º - 90º
Hand controller Smart hand controller
Power Requirement 12V DC @ 2A
Counterweight Shaft Sold separately
Wireless connection Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
Dovetail saddle Losmandy & Vixen-style
Communication port USB-C
Tripod Sold separately
Mount weight 3.8 kg
SKU WA-WD17

 

 

  • WD-17 harmonic mount
  • Smart hand controller
  • Power cable with 5.5 x 2.1mm plug
  • USB Type-A to Type-C data cable
  • 4mm Allen wrench
  • Aluminium hardcase

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WARPASTRON WARPDRIVE WD-17 HARMONIC MOUNT

$4,299.00 AUD

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Equatorial / Alt-Azimuth

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15 kg without counterweight, 20 kg without counterweight

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0º - 90º

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Vixen/Losmandy

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Encoders: None

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