ASA Direct Drive Mount DDM60 Pro - Discontinued

ASA Direct Drive Mount DDM60 Pro - Discontinued   Discontinued
$9,450.00
Item # A2-DDM60PRO
  • The ASA DDM60 Pro Direct Drive Mount includes the Mount plus additional hardware.
  • Impressive instrument capacity of up to 61.5 lbs.
  • Incorporates 60mm thick hollow axles, massive bearings, and very high torque motors.
  • This model is also equipped with very accurate encoders.
  • Incorporates a green laser to assist in quickly aligning the mount to the pole.
  • ASA DDM60 Pro Direct Drive Mount includes the Autoslew software package to control the mount.
  • ASA's Autoslew software provides perfect pointing and tracking operation.
  • The guiding accuracy of the ASA DDM60 Pro Direct Drive Mount is superb!
  • Nominal 12VDC operation, with 1 - 2 amperes draw during slewing.
  • The USB ports, the Power connector, and the Data Link sockets are conveniently located on the mount plate.
  • The ASA DDM60 Pro Direct Drive Mount was designed as an equatorial tracking mount to be attached to a fixed pier.
  • Pier measurements are client specific; the optional equatorial pier can be made to align to the client's installation site.
Description

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ASA DDM60 Pro Direct Drive Mount

The ASA DDM60 Pro Direct Drive Mount was specially developed by ASA with the goal of stability, while retaining good transportability! It incorporates 60mm thick hollow axles, massive tapered roller bearings, and motors providing high torque with excellent control. This model is also equipped with very accurate encoders. Not only that: Its outer case is manufactured from high-grade carbon fiber, which means its appearance stands out among the rest. This mount incorporates the mechanical parts, motors, encoders, and ancillary electronic components necessary to operate as a superb Direct Drive Go-To mount, with the appropriate external computer and software. This model, the DDM60 Pro also incorporates wiring internal to the hollow axles, so that the USB ports, the Power connector, and the Data Link sockets are located on the mount plate. This eliminates potential tangling of cables which might occur during tracking or slewing! Requires nominal 12VDC for operation, which can be derived from a car battery. This mount can slew up to 13° per second.

The ASA DDM60 Pro Direct Drive Mount was designed to function as an equatorial mount and to be attached to a tripod or a fixed pier. Because any pier measurements and angles are going to be specific to a particular client's location and requirements, the optional equatorial pier can be manufactured by ASA to be aligned exactly to suit its client's observatory's installation site. This version also includes the following hardware: ASA 60-240 Aluminum Dovetail Plate, and two (2) ASA 2.6kg Counterweights, to make your installation easier!

In addition to its impressive instrument capacity of up to 61.5 lbs., its guiding accuracy is second to none and can easily be compared to larger mounts. Especially important to this design was the expertise of Phillip Keller, physicist and engineer, whose years of experience in the area of large telescope systems was invaluable to ASA's product development!

In common with ASA‘s other mounts, the ASA "Autoslew" software provides perfect pointing and tracking operation. ASA‘s Autoslew software package is included with this product, to support automated pointing, precision tracking, and remote control via the internet.

This ASA product is a special order item and requires a 20% deposit when you place your order, and the balance will be required before the item leaves Austria. This deposit is fully refundable as long as you cancel your order before the product is imported. Please email OPT or give one of our Telescope experts a call at 1-800-483-6287 if you have any questions relating to technical details or ordering procedures.

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU A2-DDM60PRO
Head Design Equatorial
Tripod or Pier Included? No
GPS Included? No
Electronics Included Motorized - Dual Drive
Manufacturer ASA
Warranty Not Supplied By Manufacturer
Hand Controller Included None - None Available
# of Counterweights Included 2
Weight of Counterweights 5.7 lbs. (2.6 kg)
Tracking Rates Lunar, Sidereal, Solar
Objects in Database Not supplied by manufacturer
Saddle Width Universal - Will adapt to most plates
Weight Capacity 61.5 lbs.
Leg Length N/A
Material N/A
Power Supply Included AC Wall Adapter
Tracking Modes EQ North, EQ South
Latitude Range 0 - 90
Weight of Tripod/Monopod N/A
Weight of Head 42 lbs.
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Included Items

Included Items

  • ASA DDM60 Direct Drive Mount
  • Control Software AutoSlew
  • (1) 2.6kg Counterweight
  • (1) 5.2kg Counterweight
  • Dual Saddle, Accommodates both V and D Series Dovetails
  • 12V Power Supply
  • Counterweight Shaft 400mm
  • Mount Base Plate
  • USB Cable
  • Power Cable
  • 4x Cables for Internal Wiring
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

How is a precise polar alignment attained as the photo of this mount doesn't appear to have a mechanical means to accurately adjust the altitude and/or azimuth?
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In the description it states that an "appropriate external computer" is needed. What is meant by "appropriate"?
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