PlaneWave L-Serie Direct Drive Mount

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PlaneWave L-Serie Direct Drive Mount
From: € 22,000.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 18,487.39
  • new Alt-Az L-Serie Direct Drive Mounts by  PlaneWave for CDK17/20 or CDK24
  • L-500 can hold payload of over 200 lbs, for CDK17 / 20 and L-600 can hold up to 300 lbs, for CDK24 (more information about L-600 coming soon)
  • Zero Backlash, Zero Periodic Error
  • with integrated high resolution encoders
  • incredible slew speed up to 50 degrees per second

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From: € 22,000.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 18,487.39

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L-Series Direct Drive Mounts

Planewave L-500 Direct Drice Mount

Alt-Az / Equatorial Direct Drive Mount

The L-Series combines versatility, simplicity and affordability by combining all the technology of our Observatory class telescopes into a compact stand-alone mount.

  • L-500 is designed for the CDK17/20 and can hold payload of over 200 lbs.
  • L-600 is ideal for the CDK24 and can hold up to 300 lbs. (more information coming soon)

The mount is equipped with direct drives motors as well as high-resolution encorders. The software is ASCOM compatible and the direct drive motors can move the telescope at incredible speeds for tracking satellites.

In its Alt/Az configuration it is considerably more compact than its equatorial counterpart, allowing a larger telescope to fit in a smaller enclosure. The mass it takes to make a rigid alt/az mount is substantially less, leading to cost savings. Unlike German Equatorial mounts, there are no meridian flips to deal with, and no  large protruding counterweights to create a dangerous hazard in a public observatory. Alt/Az is more intuitive to use and no polar alignment is needed.

L-Series Features:

L-500 Direct Drive Mount
Planewave L-Series Direct Drive Mount wire cabeling
  • Direct-drive motors on each axis for smooth, fast, and virtually silent movement of the telescope
  • Slew speeds up to 50 degrees per second
  • High resolution encoders on each axis for precise positioning
  • Zero backlash, Zero periodic error
  • Latitude Range:  0 to 90 degrees, Northern and Southern hemispheres
  • Enclosed electronics
  • Through the mount cabling: Access panels in the fork arm and azimuth axis allow for camera equipment cabling through the inside of the mount.
  • Dual mounting bracket: PlaneWave style mounting bracket to hold CDK17/20 onto inside of fork arm with additional option of mounting a scope on the outside of the fork arm. Optional dovetail clamp required.
  • Azimuth dovetail balance system: For precise center of gravity balance whether in Alt-Az or Equatorial configuration
 Control System
  • User Interface: PlaneWave Interface 4 (PWI4) Control Software with integrated PointXP mount modeling software
  • Slew Rate: 20 degrees per second (standard); 50 degrees per second (maximum), both axes
  • Home position sensors are included allowing the mount can find its home position on power up.
Specifications

Additional Information

SKU (#) PW-l-series
Mount Type Alt-Az or Equatorial configuration
Control system electronics PlaneWave Interface dual axis telescope control
Software PlaneWave Interface (PWI4). Incorporates PointXP mount modeling software by Dave Rowe All ASCOM compatible.
Fork Arm 61 kg L-500
Motor Azimuth and Altitude: Direct Drive 3 Phase Axial-Flux Torque Motors (L-500)
Motor Torque Approximately 20 ft-lbs continuous; 50 ft-lbs peak (L-500)
Motor Control Industrial grade brushless motor control system and built in electronics (L-500)
Power Requirements Accepts 120 VAC. Supplied with 12VDC 15A Regulated Power Adapter (L-500)
Encoder 152mm disk built into the azimuth and altitude axes with stainless steel encoder on the circumference with reader yields 18,880,000 counts per revolution of the telescope. This translates to about 0.069 arcsecond resolution. (L-500)
Homing Sensors Home position sensors are included allowing the mount can find its home position on power up. (L-500)
Mount Weight L-500: 257 lbs (100 kg); L-600: coming soon
Payload Capacity (kg) L-500: 200 lbs (91 kg), L-600: 300 lbs (136 kg)
Latitude Range 0 to 90 degrees, Northern and Southern hemispheres
Slew Speeds 20 degrees per second (standard); 50 degrees per second (maximum), both axes
Tracking Accuracy < .3 arcsecond error over 5 minute period (L-500)
Pointing Precision 2 arcsecond (L-500)
All-sky pointing accuracy <10 arcsecond RMS with PointXP Model (L-500)
System Natural Frequency 10 Hz or greater (L-500)
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