AstroTrac 360 German Equatorial Mount
The NEW Exciting AstroTrac 360 German Equatorial Mount - Precise, Compact & Lightweight Telescope Mount with Autoguiding
FINALLY, ARRIVED! AVAILABLE FROM UK STOCK NOW!
Note about product images: the appearance of the actual product might slightly differ. Images show the prototype. Final product uses a white, extremely tough, teflon-like material instead of the more fragile transparent acrylic. The same white material is being used as a safety cover around the drive-wheel. This was not shown on the original images of the prototype as this has been added later.
Our goal with AstroTrac 360 was to do the impossible: engineer a full‑size experience into the smallest, lightest telescope mount possible. And not only is it compact - it’s more accurate than ever. The new AstroTrac 360’s advanced friction drives and optical encoders deliver even better unguided tracking performance than the AstroTrac TT320X-AG.
Split the AstroTrac 360 German Equatorial or Single Arm mount and you have two of the best tracking camera mounts on the planet. Double your results or double your fun with friends and family. Climbing Everest? - just take the one.
The AstroTrac 360 German Equatorial Mount includes
- 2x 360 drive units
- 2x 360 drive clamps (those triangular aluminium pieces that hold together the two drive units)
- 1x 360 OMNI Clamp
- 1x 360 polar scope
- 2x 360 counterweight bars
- 1x 360 inner counterweight (3kg, TBC) (The main picture shows the inner counterweight as well as two outer counterweights, available separately.)
- 1x accessory kit containing cables, hex keys etc.
The "TW3100 Wedge" and ball head shown on the below image are optional accessories available separately or in various BUNDLES.
Please note, all pictures show the old silver wedge (model TW3100) that is redundant. This has been not yet updated on Astrotrac's own website, but we have this info from them, so all customers who ordered the products from them or from us will receive the new black wedge (model 360WDG).
Above picture shows a "360 Omni Clamp". One unit is included as part of the introductory offer.
You could use one at the top end of the setup to secure a telescope via a Vixen-style dovetail bar and you could use another one as a quick-release accessory on the wedge itself as shown on the below image:
...or another configuration for a use of two Omni Clamps shown below. This configuration is excellent for a two-camera setup used for taking mosaics...:
Above image shows the current version of the wedge, the Astrotrac 360WDG wedge. This is an optional accessory with this product or there is a bundled version of this mount that comes with this wedge.