Products by The Pilot Group Inc.
 
 

0.8 Meter Telescope Mount

The 0.8 Meter Telescope Mount is one of the fastest slewing mounts in the world, while still retaining the ability to track with high precision and accuracy. This mount can accommodate up to a 600mm tube, or a 135 kg payload 750mm wide.

Specifications:

  • Acceleration:  25 deg./sec²
  • Slewing Speed: 35 deg./sec.
  • Sidereal tracking:  Better than 0.15 arcsec. RMS

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1.2 Meter Telescope Mount

The 1.2 Meter Telescope Mount is the fastest slewing telescope of its size in the world.  It was designed for the study of transient astronomical events. It slews quickly and has excellent disturbance rejection during tracking due to its rigid design.  This equatorial mount is ideal for larger instrument payloads (900-1300 kg) and remotely controlled observatories.

Specifications:

  • Acceleration:  25 deg./sec² minimum (more depending on payload inertia)
  • Slewing Speed: 60 deg./sec. (near 80 deg/sec. if necessary)
  • Sidereal tracking:  Better than 0.10 arcsec. RMS under calm wind conditions.

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Instrumentation Enclosure

Our Telescope Enclosure comes in a 20 ft cargo container, ready to be shipped anywhere in the world and assembled on-site. Originally built to house our 1.2 meter mount and payload, this enclosure includes the drives and controls system to allow it to be remotely operated. Built to allow a full view of the sky, these enclosures are the perfect choice for housing larger or several smaller instruments.

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