MC700GE-II Heavy Weight Professional Classic Mount by Rainbow Astro

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  • TypeGerman Equatorial mount

  • Size(mm)130 X 120 X 190

  • Weight(mount)60kg (1132lbs without accessories)

  • Instrument payload capacity100 kg (220 lbs)

  • Latitude range30° – 60°

  • Counterweight shaft50 mm diameter, stainless steel,

  • weight 8 kg – 18 lbs

  • BearingsPre-loaded tapered roller bearings

  • Worm wheelsR.A. 412 teeth, 290 mm diameter,

  • Dec. 326 teeth, 230 mm diameter

  • Transmission systemBacklash-free system with timing belt

  • and low backlash fixed

  • Motor2 axes servo brushless

  • Power supply12 ~16 V DC

  • Go-to-sppedx1500

  • Pointing accuracy< 20” with internal multiple-stars

  • software mapping

  • CommunicationUSB2.0 for PC. RJ45 8pin connector

  • for Keypad, Autoguide port


The MC700GE-II mount is built for observatories with an instrumentation up to a weight of 100 kg (excluding counterweights). It is ideal for remote observation sites or educational observation centers, and it’s loading capacity allows for mounting instruments like 250 mm diameter refractors, 450 mm diameter Cassegrains and so on. The wormwheels diameter of 290 mm and 412 teeth in RA, and a 230 mm and 326 teeth in DEC.
The electronics is housed in an independent control box, easily removable. Only one cable runs from the control box to the mount. The MC700GE-II can be controlled completely using the included keypad(Hubo-i NaviCom), without requiring any external PC.

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