Portable Alt-Az mount with precision equatorial tracking for the discerning Astro Imager and Observer
Setting up and aligning in 7 minutes – no leveling or polar alignment needed.
With the Panther Mount, the setup and alignment is easy. No leveling or polar alignment is needed. Just set up the pier, mount head and telescope. No tools are needed and there are no loose screws or other small parts to handle in the dark.
For visual observations align on just one object and you have goto and tracking.
For Astrophotography align on just two objects and you have precision goto and tracking.
Observe from the darkest places – mount and pier in two compact bags
The Panther mount has been designed for the easiest transport – no matter if it is into your backyard or remote dark sky sites. Utilizing the compact and stable Alt-Az design it has been possible to create a telescope mount much more smooth and simple than competing high end mounts. The design with no protruding parts leads to that the mount can be transported safely in two compact lightweight bags. NO need for bulky transport cases. Read more…
A flexible mount system for all your telescopes
The Panther mount system can be configured to match many needs. See some of the possible solutions below and read more here.
Equatorial Tracking for perfect long exposure Astrophotography
The many benefits of the Alt-Az mount usually means you can’t do serious Astrophotography. For the Panther Mount we have invented a completely new solution to this by introducing the telescope rOTAtor. With this unit installed on the mount head the telescope will track equatorially for long exposure Astrophotography. Everything is controlled by the internal software based on the initial alignment. Read more…
Read the Article about using telescope rotators on telescopemount.org
Examples of user Astrophotos taken on the Panther Mount. See more examples
High-quality Danish Design
All Track the Stars mounts are 100% hand-built from high-quality materials.
Every detail is carefully designed and engineered to guarantee top quality combined with elegant Danish design.
We skytest all mounts to ensure perfect performance for both visual use and high quality long exposure astrophotography.
Examples of user set-up’s
140 mm TEC APO refractor, 60mm TeleVue Guide Scope.
TTS-160 Panther Specifications
|Type||Alt-Az mount with Equatorial tracking|
|Weight Mount Head (with topmount and arms)||16 kg|
|Materials||Black Anodized Aluminium|
|Azimuth Drive||Ø100mm bronze worm gear drive combined with second stage friction roller gear. Springloaded worm assembly for zero backlash|
|Altitude Drive||Ø120mm bronze worm gear drive. Springloaded worm assembly for zero backlash|
|Drive Motors||DC servomotors with high resolution encoders (0.10arcsec step size)|
|Power Supply Needed||12V 3A battery|
|Slewing Speed||3 degrees per second|
|Telescope Dovetail||Top Mount has Dual Vixen/Losmandy Dovetail saddle. Additional Vixen size dovetail saddles can be installed on side arms.|
|Telescope Capacity||22 kg on Topmount / 2 * 15 kg on side mount dovetail saddles – depending on telescope length and weight distribution|
|Object Catalogs Installed||Planets, Messier Catalog, NGC Catalog, IC catalog, Bright Star Catalog|
|PC Interface||LX200/ASCOM Interface. Works with all major planetarium and telescope control software packages.|
|Autoguider Port||ST4 compatible port|
|Firmware||The internal firmware is stored inside the mount head and can be updated by the user via the PC interface.|
|Transport Bag size||Diameter 180mm (7inch), Length 600mm (24 inch)|
|Specifications||Specifications are subject to change without notice|
We call it: The Fastest Way to the Darkest Sky
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