M-Zeta is the Avalon Instruments Azimuthal mount. Strong, accurate, easy to use, and well-designed the M-Zeta brings the Avalon Instruments concept of the Belt Driven System to an Azimuthal mount. The M-Zeta can manage OTAs up to 20kg/44lb, does not need a counterweight, and is ready to use in a few minutes.
Just connecting the StarGO Control System embedded on the DEC mount body to a pc via USB, WiFi, or Bluetooth (depending on the StarGo model purchased), or just on a device such as Smartphone or tablet, the mount is ready to be used for an observation session.
12,2 kg (26,8 lb), without counterweight and bar
20 kg (44 lb)
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.
Anodized aluminium, worked out from single blocks with high precision 5 axis CNC machines
Heavy duty steel, diam. 35mm; 1 x dual ball bearings, diam. 62mm + 1 x roller bearing diam. 72mm + 2 x roller bearing diam. 45mm – On bearings clutch system
Heavy duty steel, diam. 35mm; 1 x dual ball bearings, diam. 62mm + 1 x roller bearing diam. 72mm + 1 x roller bearing diam. 45mm – On bearings clutch system
StarGO GoTo Control System (WiFi or Bluetooth version)
No counterweight bar is required
No counterweight is required
Losmandy, 3" (75mm), dovetail, single knob with 2 tightening points
2 years from the purchase date, extended to 5 years for the transmission system