Takahashi EM-500 Temma-2M (with GO-TO system), illuminated polar finder and ring level, Maximum speed : with 12V 560X -
It's true, this amazing mount looks like a large EM-200 but the size is just impressive. It releases an immediate feeling of stability and refinement. Its design points out the EM-200 but it is much more than a simple oversizing.
In spite of its weight of 45 kg, the EM-500 EQ mount will not be restricted to an only observatory use. Indeed, it is installed quickly on its stand pier and will be polar-aligned in a few minutes only using its integrated and precise polar finder. With a maximum loading capacity of 45 kg, it will be able to receive large-sized tubes, such as Mewlon-300 or the BRC-250 reflectors.
The EM-500 becomes a fabulous and final tool for the demanding amateur astronomer who will consider his transport for a temporary use in altitude for example.
The fully integrated motor drives ensures a reliable and precise control of tracking and slewing speeds for astrophotographic or CCD guiding. The electronic control panel allows speed adjustments of slewing corrections by increment of 0.1x sidereal rate on both axes. A connector is available for autoguiding (SBIG compatible) as well as a RS-232 serial port
The tracking accuracy is announced with an error of ± 3.5 arcsecond per turn of 10 minutes worm gear shaft (without guiding system) .
TTM73110 EM-500 Temma-2M mount
TTT02100 Pegasus 21 (remote control software for PC)
TRS02320 PC connector
TCW02400 Counterweight 10.5 Kg X 2