AVALON - M-Zero
The M-Zero continues Avalon's tradition of cutting edge design and top quality performance in portable observing and Astro-imaging systems.
Avalon Instruments introduces the M-Zero, an Equatorial-Altazimuth Single-Arm mount with Fast-Reverse technology.
The new M-Zero single-arm mount by Avalon Instruments has been designed to revolutionize the world of portable astronomy with both the style and function that Avalon Instruments is known for. Made entirely from anodized aluminum with stainless steel hardware, the low weight and high quality of this mount make it the ideal companion for travelling observers and astro-photographers.
M-Zero is four mounts in one::
- Standard Equatorial but with no meridian flip,
- Altazimuth for astronomical use,
- a time-lapse platform for panoramic pictures.
The great versatility and compact size combined with Avalon's unmistakable style, allows M-Zero to get you to a level where competition stops.
With only 10 kg of total weight (including the brand new T-Pod 90) and 8 kg loading capacity the M-Zero fits in a medium-sized trolley for safe transportation while traveling.
M-Zero features summary:
The Avalon M-Zero is a mount integrating solutions making life of amateur astronomers easier, eliminating many technical problems. For example:
- Single-Arm Equatorial & Altazimuth
- Fast-Reverse-Technology (belt drive system)
- No backlash and no maintenance
- Total mount weight 5,9 kg
- Max. load capacity for photographic use: 8 kg
- Max. load capacity for visual use: 10 kg
- Hand control for manual use
- AvaLon M-Uno Mount now with new StarGO GoTo Control System (WiFi or Bluetooth version). More about the AVALON StarGo GoTo Control System.
- Virtual hand control from smartphones and tablets
- PC control ASCOM compatible
- Autoguide port ST4
- Baader Steedrive Port
- Time-lapse control port for DSLR camers
- Two Aux ports for motors and Filterwheels
- 12V DC power supply 0,5A
Detailed information about the revolutionary technology and AVALON Mounts are available here.
AVALON StarGo Control System
The combination of the brand new StarGo GoTo-System with several esclusive functions, the innovative Fast-Reverse technology (belt drive system) and the top-quality construction allows high level performances and autoguided long-exposure astrophotography without time limits - even with telescopes with focal length up to 2m,(8" SCT & 8" RC).
The Avalon StarGo GoTo-System has been designed and manufactured by Avalon to meet all needs, from the beginner to the professional photographer. In Equatorial mode the M-Zero does a meridian flip and relatively long tubes can be used as well. It can also quickly be set in Altazimuth mode for observation with large telescopes and binoculars or to acquire automatic timelapse sequences.
More about the AVALON StarGo GoTo Control System.
- AVALON Instruments M-Zero Montierung
- 3", Losmandy type plate
- Polar Finder
- Small counterweight for accurate balance
- Avalon StarGo Control System (Bluetooth or WiFi version)
- Cardboard box with customized foam
Images on AVALON M-Zero Mount:
|Mount||Equatorial & Alt-Az Single-Arm Mount|
|Palyoad capacity (kg)||5 - 10 kg|
|Control system electronics||StarGO GoTo Control System (WiFi or Bluetooth version)|
|Transmission||All belts drive system based on four stages reducer. All the movements are on ball bearings. No maintenance and no backlash system. Pulleys made with special polymer fiberglass charged and high precision toothed belts.|
|OTA plate||Dovetail 3" clamp, with a single blocking knob using two tightening points.|
|Material||Aluminium, steel, brass, technopolymer|
|Tripod plate||With multiple holes, ready for Avalon, Celestron, Baader AHT and SkyWatcher EQ6 tripods|
|Motor||Stepper, microstep motors|
|Power Requirements||12 V 0,5 A stabilized|
|Mount Weight||5,9 kg ( withount accessories)|
|Weight of Counterweights||1.1lb (0,5 kg)|
|Payload Capacity (kg)||17.6 lb (8 kg) one telescope, 28.6lb (13 kg) double telescopes setup|
|RA Axis||Heavy duty steel, diam. 35 mm.; 2 roller, conical bearings - on bearings clutch|
|DEC Axis||Heavy duty steel, diam. 35 mm.; 2 roller, conical bearings - on bearings clutch|
|Slew Speeds||up to 1400x|
|Communication Ports||USB, RS 232, Autoguiderport (ST-4), DSLR, 2x AUX Ports|
|All-sky pointing accuracy||+/-5 arc-seconds without Guiding|
|Polar Finder||SkyWatcher EQ5 model, Losmandy optional|