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MC700GE-II Heavy Weight Professional Classic Mount by Rainbow Astro

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SPECIFICATION

  • 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

OVERVIEW

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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Rainbow Astro RST-135 Weightless Mount

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You don’t need counterweights anymore.

You will take your dream shot anywhere if you have RST-135.

SPECIFICATION

  • Mount TypeEquatorial / Alt-Az Dual Mount

  • Type of GearStrain Wave Gear

  • Payload13.5kg (30lbs) - No need counterweight

  • 18kg (40lbs) – Use counterweight

  • Slew Speed6º / Second

  • Latitude Range0º to 90º

  • Power Input12 to 16V DC

  • Power Consumption0.2A - Tracking, 16V

  • 3A - Slewing, 16V

  • Weight3.3kg (7.3lbs)

  • Size(mm)130 x 120 x 190

  • MaterialsAL 6061, Steel, Brass

  • ASCOMSupport ASCOM Driver

  • Hand ControllerIncluded

  • Additional FunctionBuilt-in WiFi

  • Built-in GPS Receiver

  • Built-in Home Sensor

OVERVIEW

The RST-135 uses a new type of gear, strain wave gear. Due to the strong force of the strain wave gear and the motor, counterweight is not needed. The mount weights only 3.3kg, but you can use a 13.5kg telescope. We call this breakthrough mount a Weightless Mount. The volume and weight of the mount is no longer a problem in a trip for astrophotography.

FEATURES

Compact and light   Mount weighs only 3.3kg. You do not need a separate bag for Mount. Just put it in your backpack.

Compact and light

Mount weighs only 3.3kg. You do not need a separate bag for Mount. Just put it in your backpack.

Equatorial / Alt-Az dual Mount   You can easily change to Equatorial mode and Alt-Azi mode. Show your family a star easily in Alt-Azi mode.

Equatorial / Alt-Az dual Mount

You can easily change to Equatorial mode and Alt-Azi mode. Show your family a star easily in Alt-Azi mode.

No need counterweight   You do not need a counterweight to use a 13.5kg telescope.

No need counterweight

You do not need a counterweight to use a 13.5kg telescope.

Beauty of machined product   Feel the beauty of machined product. All parts of RST-135 are made by machining solid block. The RST-135 is the perfect premium mount.

Beauty of machined product

Feel the beauty of machined product. All parts of RST-135 are made by machining solid block. The RST-135 is the perfect premium mount.

Strain wave gear   It is a new type of gear which is widely used in industrial robots. There is no backlash.

Strain wave gear

It is a new type of gear which is widely used in industrial robots. There is no backlash.

Built-in WiFi   This Mount has built-in WiFi. You can control and auto-guide the mount without cable.

Built-in WiFi

This Mount has built-in WiFi. You can control and auto-guide the mount without cable.

Built-in GPS receiver   Built-in GPS receiver eliminates the need to enter the location of the observer.

Built-in GPS receiver

Built-in GPS receiver eliminates the need to enter the location of the observer.

Built-in Home sensor   Home sensor finds the mechanical origin by itself. This is useful for remote observation.

Built-in Home sensor

Home sensor finds the mechanical origin by itself. This is useful for remote observation.

RSF motor focuser for RC RSF-8, RSF-10, RSF-12

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Power up your astronomy

Professional grade high performance mount with large worm wheels.

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OVERVIEW

Here is a secondary mirror moving motor focuser for RC telescopes.

But disappointed with Focuser!
This product is equipped with a crayford focuser, but many users are investing a lot of money to replace it with a more accurate focuser. 

It is already in use for large RC telescopes. 
All custom-made large RC telescopes use secondary mirror motor focusers.
" The RSF series is provided as a DIY kit and can be easily installed by anyone.“ 

Perfect compatible
The RSF Series can be easily and completely mounted without damaging your telescope. The location of the secondary mirror is the same as before. In addition, the optical axis can be readjusted easily after mounting the motor focuser. 

ASCOM Driver
The RSF series supports ASCOM Driver, convenient and precise control is possible by connecting to PC via USB. You can also create an autofocusing environment through programming based on your abilities. (this is not supported by Rainbow)

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Hubo-i ASCOM Driver V1.4.8

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- Explanation

  •   It is the integrated ASCOM driver of MorningCalm series and RST mount series mount.

  •   It operates with firmware version V190402 or later

 

- install

  •   You can download and run the attached file.

  •   If a previous version is installed, delete it first and install the new version. 

 

- delete

  •    You can delete the program from Control Panel - Add / Remove Programs. 

 

- Version Information

  •    V1.4.8

 

- Installable OS

  •    MS Windows series 

 

- Installable ASCOM platform

  •    6.4 or higher 

 


- Verified compatibility

  • MaximDL 5

  • TheSky 6

  • TheSky X

  • StarryNight 6

  • StellaNavigator10

  • PHD Guiding 2

  • FocusMax

  • CCDAutoPilot

  • Stellarium 

  • Cartes du Ciel

 

- Fixes

  • Added RST-135

  • Support Wifi connection

  • Improved compatibility

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