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Fornax 2002 Ltd is the manufacturer of the Fornax Mounts branded products that covers a wide range of load capacities, from one of the most precise mobile tracking mounts in the world, the Fornax 10 Mark II, through the medium-heavy duty Fornax 52, that we also use in our own observatory at 365astronomy, to the really heavy-duty Fornax 100 and Fornax 150/100. There are also some real gems of telescope manufacturing as they now added a Fornax 200 mount to the list, one of these were installed in Chile. You can read about the installation of this enormous mount in our blog where we shared some images of a Fornax 200 installation: Fornax Mounts in Chile – Fornax 200 Installation

Fornax also manufactures custom made instruments that have been in service on various scientific projects all around the world. These are the BlackGEM project that is a wide-field telescope array dedicated to measure the optical emission from pairs of merging neutron stars and black holes, the HATNET project that is an exoplanet survey of  geographically distributed network of 7 small telescopes optimized for detecting transiting exoplanets, the HATSOUTH that is another exoplanet survey with a network of 6 astrograph telescope systems designed to detect transiting exoplanets in orbit around relatively bright stars visible from the Southern hemisphere, and the most curious project is the HAT PI that is 63 carefully aligned lens-and-camera sub-units attached to one huge tracking mount that will enable the detection of a diverse array of objects ranging from near-earth asteroids and exoplanets around bright stars to novae and bright gamma-ray bursts.

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SKU: VSH36507-0.5KG-WEIGHT
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0.5kg EXTRA Counterweight for 365Astronomy PHOTO UNO or PHOTO DUO Counterbalance Systems
 
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If you already own a 365Astronomy PHOTO UNO or PHOTO DUO Counterbalance Upgrade Kit and straggling with balance, you might need to add few more counterweights.

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SKU: VSH36507-DUO
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365Astronomy PHOTO DUO Counterbalance Upgrade Kit with 2 Rods and 2 Counterweights
 
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If you already own a Fornax 10 Lightrack Mark II, an Astrotrac, a Vixen Polarie Star Tracker or a similar mobile tracking mount, this counterweight system would be a great addition to increase the payload of your mount,...

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SKU: VSH36507-UNO
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365Astronomy PHOTO UNO Counterbalance Upgrade Kit with 2 Rods and 1 Counterweight
 
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If you already own a Fornax 10 Lightrack Mark II, an Astrotrac, a Vixen Polarie Star Tracker or a similar mobile tracking mount, this counterweight system would be a great addition to increase the payload of your mount,...

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SKU: Fornax-12KG-SS
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Fornax 12kg Stainless Steel Counterweight for Fornax 52/100/150 Mounts
 
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This counterweight comes with a Teflon insert when ordered for a Fornax 52 mount. This would allow a use of this counterweight on larger Fornax mounts in case if you upgrade your mount to a larger one at a later date.

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SKU: Fornax-18KG-SS
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Fornax 18kg Stainless Steel Counterweight for Fornax 52/100/150 Mounts
 
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This counterweigth comes with a Teflon insert when ordered for a Fornax 52 mount. This would allow a use of this counterweight on larger Fornax mounts in case if you upgrade your mount to a larger one at a later date.

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SKU: Fornax-52-MC3-UMiPro
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FORNAX 52 Heavy Duty Equatorial Mount with MC3 Controller and UMiPro Software - 50kg Load Capacity
 
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Designed and manufactured in the Europe Union, the Fornax 52 is a heavy-duty german equatorial telescope mount for precise positioning and tracking large telescopes up to 45-50kg load capacity. Although there are examples of...

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SKU: Fornax-52-MC3-UMiPro-EX-DEMO
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FORNAX 52 Heavy Duty Equatorial Mount with MC3 Controller and UMiPro Software - 50kg Load Capacity - EX DEMO
 
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Designed and manufactured in the Europe Union, the Fornax 52 is a heavy-duty german equatorial telescope mount for precise positioning and tracking large telescopes up to 45-50kg load capacity. Although there are examples of...

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SKU: Fornax-8KG-SS
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Fornax 8kg Stainless Steel Counterweight for Fornax 52/100/150 Mounts
 
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This counterweight comes with a Teflon insert when ordered for a Fornax 52 mount. This would allow a use of this counterweight on larger Fornax mounts in case if you upgrade your mount to a larger one at a later date.

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SKU: Fornax-100-MC3-UMIPro
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FORNAX 100 Heavy Duty Equatorial Mount with MC3 Controller and UMiPro Software - 100kg Load Capacity
 
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Fornax 100 Heavy Duty German Equatorial Telescope Mount plusMC3 Motor Controller plus Ursa Minor Pro Planetarium and Telescope Control Software

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SKU: Fornax-150_100-MC3-UMiPro
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FORNAX 150/100 Heavy-Duty Equatorial Mount with MC3 Controller and UMiPro Software - 150kg Load Capacity
 
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Fornax 150/100 Heavy Duty German Equatorial Telescope Mount plus MC3 Motor Controller plus Ursa Minor Pro Planetarium and Telescope Control Software

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SKU: Fornax-200
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FORNAX 200 Heavy-Duty Equatorial Mount with MC4 Controller and UMiPro Software
 
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Fornax 200 Heavy Duty German Equatorial Telescope Mount plus MC4 Motor Controller plus Ursa Minor Pro Planetarium and Telescope Control Software

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SKU: UrsaMinor-MC3-Handset
Ursa Minor
Ursa Minor Handset for MC3 MkII Telescope Controller
 
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The Ursa Minor Handset for MC3 MkII is a hand control unit that has been specifically designed for the Ursa Minor MC3 and MC4 telescope controllers. With this device you can directly use the MC3/MC4 without a computer. This...

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SKU: UrsaMinor-MC3-MkII
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MC3 Mk II Motor Controller for Telescope Mounts with UMi Pro Planetarium and Telescope Control Software
 
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 Ursa Minor MC3 Mk II Universal Stepper Motor Controller for Telescope Mounts. Ursa Minor's MC3 is an universal stepper motor controller. Designed for astronomical telescope mounts, but it is more universal: can be...

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SKU: Fornax-Hydra
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FORNAX Hydra Robotic Telescope Unit for Fornax Observatory Grade Mounts
 
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Hydra integrates seamlessly into the Fornax product family and let’s you control your mount via any popular planetary program, wired or wireless. The addition of absolute encoders turns the mount into a complete...

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SKU: Crux-170HD
Hobym Observatory
Crux 170HD Harmonic Drive Mount Up to 18kg Capacity
 
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The Crux 170HD is probably the ultimate in medium capacity mounts. It weighs only 4.7kg. It is a fully GoTo enabled system which includes a 12000+ object database. Without any counterweight the mount has a load capacity of...

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SKU: Crux-200HD
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Crux 200HD Harmonic Drive Mount Up to 40kg Capacity
 
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​The Crux 200HD is a true observatory class mount system but one which is also portable. It weighs only 11.5kg yet can be used with telescope systems up to 40kg!. It is a fully GoTo enabled system which includes a 12000+...

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SKU: Crux-MINI
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Crux MINI Harmonic Drive Mount Up to 8kg Capacity
 
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The Crux MINI is probably the ultimate travelling mount system. It weighs only 2.7kg. It is a fully GoTo enabled system which includes a 12000+ object database. Without any counterweight the mount has a load capacity of 4kg....

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SKU: Crux-200HD
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Crux 200HD Harmonic Drive Mount Up to 40kg Capacity
Added: 21/10/2018
 
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​The Crux 200HD is a true observatory class mount system but one which is also portable. It weighs only 11.5kg yet can be used with telescope systems up to 40kg!. It is a fully GoTo enabled system which includes a 12000+...

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SKU: Crux-170HD
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Crux 170HD Harmonic Drive Mount Up to 18kg Capacity
Added: 20/10/2018
 
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The Crux 170HD is probably the ultimate in medium capacity mounts. It weighs only 4.7kg. It is a fully GoTo enabled system which includes a 12000+ object database. Without any counterweight the mount has a load capacity of...

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SKU: Crux-MINI
Hobym Observatory
Crux MINI Harmonic Drive Mount Up to 8kg Capacity
Added: 19/10/2018
 
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The Crux MINI is probably the ultimate travelling mount system. It weighs only 2.7kg. It is a fully GoTo enabled system which includes a 12000+ object database. Without any counterweight the mount has a load capacity of 4kg....

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£39.00
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SKU: VSH36507-0.5KG-WEIGHT
365ASTRONOMY
0.5kg EXTRA Counterweight for 365Astronomy PHOTO UNO or PHOTO DUO Counterbalance Systems
Added: 23/09/2018
 
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If you already own a 365Astronomy PHOTO UNO or PHOTO DUO Counterbalance Upgrade Kit and straggling with balance, you might need to add few more counterweights.

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RRP: £4627.00 £3300.00
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SKU: Fornax-52-MC3-UMiPro-EX-DEMO
FORNAX MOUNTS
FORNAX 52 Heavy Duty Equatorial Mount with MC3 Controller and UMiPro Software - 50kg Load Capacity - EX DEMO
Added: 26/06/2018
 
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Designed and manufactured in the Europe Union, the Fornax 52 is a heavy-duty german equatorial telescope mount for precise positioning and tracking large telescopes up to 45-50kg load capacity. Although there are examples of...

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SKU: Fornax-18KG-SS
FORNAX MOUNTS
Fornax 18kg Stainless Steel Counterweight for Fornax 52/100/150 Mounts
Added: 05/06/2018
 
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This counterweigth comes with a Teflon insert when ordered for a Fornax 52 mount. This would allow a use of this counterweight on larger Fornax mounts in case if you upgrade your mount to a larger one at a later date.

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£220.20
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SKU: Fornax-12KG-SS
FORNAX MOUNTS
Fornax 12kg Stainless Steel Counterweight for Fornax 52/100/150 Mounts
Added: 05/06/2018
 
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This counterweight comes with a Teflon insert when ordered for a Fornax 52 mount. This would allow a use of this counterweight on larger Fornax mounts in case if you upgrade your mount to a larger one at a later date.

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SKU: Fornax-8KG-SS
FORNAX MOUNTS
Fornax 8kg Stainless Steel Counterweight for Fornax 52/100/150 Mounts
Added: 05/06/2018
 
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This counterweight comes with a Teflon insert when ordered for a Fornax 52 mount. This would allow a use of this counterweight on larger Fornax mounts in case if you upgrade your mount to a larger one at a later date.

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