OPT is excited to offer the amazingly innovative Chronos mount! The Chronos uses harmonic drives instead of a worm-and-wheel or spur gear system. The Chronos harmonic drive has 320 teeth, and a third of them are engaged at any given time, unlike traditional gears where the maximum engagement is three! This means the Chronos has extremely smooth operation over the full 360º of rotation, and lacks the possibility of slipping clutches and PEC inconsistencies. Because the Chronos is clutchless, there is no backlash...none, zip, nada, zero.
The Chronos mount does not use counterweights, which means you can change your equipment while the mount is autoguiding, and it has the ability to move across the sky from horizon to horizon without doing a "meridian flip"!
Whether you live in Chile or Colorado, Aberdeen, Scotland or Sidney, Australia, you can use the Chronos mount without the need for additional hardware! The Chronos is capable of a full 90º of latitude adjustment.
The Chronos mount comes in two sizes, the HD32 and the HD50. Both of these mounts can be customized for your application, and that is why you will not see pricing attached to these specialized mounts. Call and speak to a member of our telescope department at 1-800-483-6287, start a chat, or send an email and we will gladly give you a customized quote.