one-piece assembly makes azimuth adjustment
easier and more accurate for precise polar alignment
in your observatory or in the field. The heavy-duty
construction and integrated one-piece design
results in smooth control of the azimuth axis.
Large left and right adjuster knobs are graduated
for precise control of azimuth position angle.
The small graduations are 1.3 arc minutes per
graduation; long graduations are 6.5 arc minutes
per graduation. The size of the knobs makes
them easy to turn with very little torque required,
even with the mount fully loaded.
The kit includes a set of hardened washers for the four lockdown knobs. With these washers, the lockdown knobs can hold the mount down tight while still allowing the axis to be easily adjusted with your fingers. This will eliminate minor shifts in the axis when you are tweaking your azimuth adjustment.
| The adjuster block installs easily on your base plate using the existing hole
pattern and screws. Simply remove the two existing adjuster blocks and
replace them with the new unit. Place the four washers beneath the lockdown
knobs. The washers have a sharp edged side and a rounded edge side. Place
them with the sharp edge of the washers facing up toward the knob, rounded
edge down onto the painted surface of the base plate. Complete instructions
and tips for adjusting both the azimuth and altitude axes are included
in the package. Installation takes only a few minutes, but will result
in significantly easier setup time the next time out under the stars.
Mounts that can be upgraded: All 1200 mount models that have been produced.
Copyright © 2003,
Astro-Physics, Inc. - All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: August 23, 2004
11250 Forest Hills Road, Rockford, IL 61115, U.S.A.
Phone: 815-282-1513 Fax: 815-282-9847