AstroTrac TH3010 Tripod/Mount Head w/ Counterweight System
Machined from superior quality aerospace alloy, the TH3010 Head has a satiny smooth look with excellent, long lasting performance. AstroTrac offers a long wearing and precision product.
This versatile accessory can attach either to a standard camera tripod with a 3/8" adapter screw or to your AstroTrac 320 Guider. The top of this smooth moving head will adapt to a wide variety of adapter and dovetail plates, including the most popular Losmandy and Vixen quick release dove tails. Combined with the included stainless steel counterweight bar and two sizes of counterweights, you'll everything you need to keep your system in balance and smoothly tracking your targets.
Not only is it good looking but it's strong as well! The TH3010 head will carry up to 10 times its weight- that's about twenty pounds!- and still maintain its position for precision you can rely on.
AstroTrac Product Number: HDDEAL
- Additional Information
SKU AT-HDDEAL Manufacturer AstroTrac Head Design Tracker Warranty 1 Year Warranty Head Working Height Info Not Provided By Manufacturer Head Rotation Range Info Not Provided By Manufacturer Head Tilt Angle Range Info Not Provided By Manufacturer Photo Tripod Thread Size 1/4" Weight Capacity 20 lbs. Weight of Head 2 lbs.
- Included Items
- TH3010 Head
- 20" Stainless Steel Counterweight Bar
- (1) 1.5lb. Counterweight
- (1) 2.9lb. Counterweight
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsHi!. I like this with AstroTrac TW3100 Telescope Mounting Wedge, for Bresser 152L refractor Telescope. This is ok? Both components give me result with my telescope?Question by: fran on Jun 10, 2014 7:23:36 AMThe Astrotrac head and wedge are too lightweight to effectively support a 152mm refractor. You would need a substantially heavier equatorial mount in order to prevent slipping and excessive vibration. The Astrotrac itself can carry 33 lbs, but with the EQ head and counterweights attached it only has around half that available capacity. A 152mm refractor will be a meter long or longer and will weight around 24-30 lbs, requiring a mount with a stated weight capacity of ~40+ lbs for stable visual use.Answer by: Chris (Admin) on Jun 10, 2014 10:50:28 AMThis item is advertised as a "Gear Head" but I don't see any indication that there is a locking clamp and a fine adjustment knob. Can you clarify if this is a pure friction lock head or if there is gearing? Also, the "optional quick release dovetail" is mentioned but there is no part specified - can you expand on this?Question by: Denis Grey on Sep 6, 2016 9:51:00 AMThis head is a friction lock system, not a conventional geared head. The "gear" in the head's motion comes from the attached TT320X-AG AstroTrac tracking system.
For attachment of a Vixen style mount, you would want to add an OS-DM and a couple of small-head 6mm screws (not supplied with mount or head).Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Sep 6, 2016 3:36:00 PM
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