Be careful when disconnecting the power of the RST-135 mount, since it may back-drive. The back-drive is the nature of the strain wave gear. But do not worry too much. You can see how slow it is when you look at the video.
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
Pointing accuracy< 20” with internal multiple-stars
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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You don’t need counterweights anymore.
You will take your dream shot anywhere if you have RST-135.
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
Size(mm)130 x 120 x 190
MaterialsAL 6061, Steel, Brass
ASCOMSupport ASCOM Driver
Additional FunctionBuilt-in WiFi
Built-in GPS Receiver
Built-in Home Sensor
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.
Power up your astronomy
Professional grade high performance mount with large worm wheels.
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.“
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.
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)
It is the integrated ASCOM driver of MorningCalm series and RST mount series mount.
It operates with firmware version V190402 or later.
You can download and run the attached file.
If a previous version is installed, delete it first and install the new version.
You can delete the program from Control Panel - Add / Remove Programs.
- Version Information
- Installable OS
MS Windows series
- Installable ASCOM platform
6.4 or higher
- Verified compatibility
PHD Guiding 2
Cartes du Ciel
Support Wifi connection