ZWO AM5N Harmonic Dual Equatorial Mount - AM5N - NEW for 2024!

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Regular price $2,699.00 CAD

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Introducing the Improved ZWO AM5N
Astrophotography Mount for 2024

**Availability Info**

The new AM5N will have very limited availability due to raw materials shortages until October or November of this year. In the meantime, here is the estimated shipping schedule for our in incoming shipments, though it may change due to circumstances beyond our control:

**Shipment 1**: Sold out and shipped

**Shipment 2**: Currently accepting back orders. Originally expected in late July, now expected mid to late August

**Shipment 3**: Expected late August to early September

**Shipment 4**: Expected sometime in October

The Best-Selling Mount Just Got Even Better

What’s New for 2024:

  • Enhanced Connectivity: New USB-C & DC 12v output ports on the mount saddle.
  • Bluetooth Compatibility: Improved wireless connectivity.
  • Streamlined Design: New base design eliminates azimuth locking knobs.
  • Superior Tracking: Improved performance with higher load angles & heavier payloads.
  • Precision Upgrade: Reduced periodic error from ±20 down to ±10 arcseconds.

Key Specifications:

  • Payload Capacity: 33 lbs (15 kg) without a counterweight, 44 lbs (20 kg) with.
  • Portability: Mount head weighs only 12 lbs (5.5 kg) and fits in most carry-on luggage.
  • Accuracy: Zero backlash & negligible periodic error of ±10 arcseconds for ultra-precise tracking.
  • Compatibility: Can be controlled wirelessly from the ASIAIR or ASCOM-driven software.
  • Hybrid Operation: Functions in both equatorial & alt-az modes.
  • Tripod Included

Cutting-Edge Strain Wave Mount Technology

Goodbye Counterweights: The ZWO AM5N features advanced strain wave gears, offering precise tracking in a lightweight package. Unlike traditional mounts, it can operate without counterweights for payloads up to 33 lbs (15 kg). If needed, the capacity extends to 44 lbs (20 kg) with additional counterweights.

Zero Backlash: Strain wave drive mounts eliminate the common issue of backlash found in traditional worm gear mounts. While there is some periodic error, the AM5N keeps it under ±10 arcseconds, complete with an inspection certificate. Autoguiding accuracy impresses at 0.5 to 0.8 arcseconds.

High Payload, Low Weight

Portable and Powerful: Weighing just 12 lbs (5.5 kg), the AM5N is easy to transport and comes with a premium soft shell case. It handles up to 28 lbs (13 kg) without counterweights, ideal for medium refractors and large SCTs. With counterweights, it supports even larger telescopes, increasing the payload capacity to 44 lbs (20 kg).

Hybrid Equatorial & Alt-Azimuth Operation

Versatile Use: With a 0-90 degree latitude range, the AM5N supports both equatorial and alt-azimuth modes, making it perfect for astrophotography and visual observing. This flexibility allows imaging from virtually any location on Earth.

Wireless Capability & ASIAIR Compatibility

Total Wireless Control: Operate the AM5N entirely via your phone or tablet with the included hand controller and the ASI Mount app. It seamlessly integrates with the ZWO ASIAIR for comprehensive control of your mount and other ZWO devices.

Hand Controller

Manual and Wireless Operation: The rocker style hand controller allows manual pointing and acts as the WiFi bridge for wireless operations and firmware updates.

ZWO TC40 Carbon Fiber Tripod

Sturdy and Lightweight: The included tripod weighs just 5 lbs (2.3 kg) and can support loads up to 110 lbs (50 kg), providing a secure yet portable setup.

Additional Features:

  • Ports: USB for accessories, ST-4 for guide cameras, a hand controller port, and a 12v DC power port.
  • Dovetail Compatibility: Accepts Losmandy (D style) or Vixen (V style) dovetail bars.
  • Power Failure Protection: Internal brake stops gears to prevent telescope damage.

ZWO AM5N Specifications:

  • Mount Type: Strain wave gear equatorial mount.
  • Operating Modes: Equatorial & Alt-azimuth.
  • Load Capacity: 32 lbs (15 kg) without counterweight, 44 lbs (20 kg) with.
  • Mount Head Weight: 12 lbs (5.5 kg).
  • Latitude Range: 0° to 90°.
  • Azimuth Adjustment: ±6°.
  • Periodic Error: Less than ±10 arcseconds.
  • Autoguiding Accuracy: 0.5 to 0.8 arcseconds.
  • Drive: Strain wave gear + synchronous belt (300:1 reduction ratio).
  • Power Requirements: 12v (11v - 15v), 3 amp power supply.

Experience the next level of astrophotography with the enhanced ZWO AM5N Mount, combining portability, precision, and innovative technology.

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