One of 10Micron last project is the AZ DDS (Direct Drive System), a new generation of professional robotic mounts, in altazimuthal fork configuration with software integrated derotator/focuser.
Thanks to our long experience in robotic astronomical mounts, we are proud to offer this altazimuthal fork Mount specially developed for professional and research applications such as astronomical and satellite fields, which need a really demanding grade of quality and affordability; our AZ mounts integrate all the last technologies and technical acquirements in mechanical, electrical, electronics, software and design fields: any single feature and component has been accurately studied in order to reach the highest level of efficiency that has always characterized 10Micron products; also, we have integrated some special features in order to ensure the safety of both the instrument and the operator.
The AZ6000 DDS is tipically designed to accommodate an optics with a maximum optical diameter of about 31″ diameter, and we can alwo supply a complete telescope configuration. The Mount is normaly available alone for Cassegrain focus type telescopes (standard version) and we can supply the correct flanges to accomodate the customer’s optics.
A Nasmyth focus configuration is available as option.