10Micron AZ2000HPS Alt-Azimuth Mount

Starting Price: $13,970.00
Price as Configured: $13,970.00
Brand: 10Micron Astro Technologies / SKU: 10M-2000AZ
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10M-2075 - 10Micron 13.2 lbs (6 kg) Counterweight for the 2000HPS Mounts
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This 13.2 lbs. (6 kg) counterweight is exclusively designed for GM/AZ2000 mounts. A precise 40mm hole offers a smooth movement on the shaft, and facilitates the balancing operations and the stainless steel guarantees no corrosion. The ergonomic screw will ensure a safe tightening.
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10M-2080 - 10Micron 26.4 lbs (12 kg) Counterweight for the 2000HPS Mounts
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This 26.4 lbs. (12 kg) counterweight is exclusively designed for GM/AZ2000 mounts. A precise 40mm hole offers smooth movement on the shaft, and facilitates balancing operations and the stainless steel guarantees no corrosion. The ergonomic screw will ensure a safe tightening.
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10M-2075 - 10Micron 13.2 lbs (6 kg) Counterweight for the 2000HPS Mounts
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10M-2075 - 10Micron 13.2 lbs (6 kg) Counterweight for the 2000HPS Mounts
About This Product
This 13.2 lbs. (6 kg) counterweight is exclusively designed for GM/AZ2000 mounts. A precise 40mm hole offers a smooth movement on the shaft, and facilitates the balancing operations and the stainless steel guarantees no corrosion. The ergonomic screw will ensure a safe tightening.
10M-2080 - 10Micron 26.4 lbs (12 kg) Counterweight for the 2000HPS Mounts
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10M-2080 - 10Micron 26.4 lbs (12 kg) Counterweight for the 2000HPS Mounts
About This Product
This 26.4 lbs. (12 kg) counterweight is exclusively designed for GM/AZ2000 mounts. A precise 40mm hole offers smooth movement on the shaft, and facilitates balancing operations and the stainless steel guarantees no corrosion. The ergonomic screw will ensure a safe tightening.
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This special accessory for the AZ2000HPS mount allows the use of two or more telescopes in a side by side setup, optimizing the load of the Mount and taking advantage of the altazimuth configuration. The double telescope option is compatible with all the plates used on the GM2000 series mounts as well as the dual plates making it possible to use 4 telescopes, 2 per side. Designed to offer a great sturdiness with no flexure, it is made from machined aluminum alloy. You can order the AZ2000HPS mount already configured with the double telescope option, or buy it afterward as an accessory.
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The Losmandy dovetail clamping plate 3” allow the use of standard Losmandy slide bar mounted optical tubes; this product is all CNC machined, black anodized aluminum. Two locking knobs ensure “top of safety” for your instruments. Lenght: 200mm.
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10M-2185 - 10Micron Losmandy 3" Dovetail Clamping Plate, Extra-Long
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10M-2235 - 10Micron “Maxi” (4-inch) Dovetail Clamping Plate, Extra-Long
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10M-2105 - 10Micron D-Series Side-by-Side Bar and Saddles
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This special double plate is designed to allow a parallel mounting of two optical tubes on the 10Micron mounts. The bottom slide is a standard 3” dovetail bar (Losmandy compatible) #10M2130; the clamping plates are two 3” Losmandy compatible (#10M2085). All the components are CNC machined, black anodized aluminum. There are 3 different possible distances between the two clamps: approx. 210, 245 and 281mm (8.3”, 9.6”, 11”). Note: – The GM1000 HPS Mount needs the #10M1105 Adapter in order to mantain the corret encoder’s position references – All the other mounts require a #10M2085 or #10M2185 3″ Losmandy clamping plate.
10M-2100 - 10Micron "Maxi" (4")/Losmandy (3") Side-by-Side Bar and Saddles
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10M-2100 - 10Micron "Maxi" (4")/Losmandy (3") Side-by-Side Bar and Saddles
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10M-2090 - 10Micron Steel Pier Adapter Flange for the 2000HPS Mounts
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10M-2095 - 10Micron Base Adapter Flange for the 2000HPS Mounts
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10M-DSP-2060 - Portable AC Power Supply, Switching Type, 110-240V Input / 24V 6A Output for All HPS Mounts
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10M-DSP-2060 - Portable AC Power Supply, Switching Type, 110-240V Input / 24V 6A Output for All HPS Mounts
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AMI-002 - MGBoxV2
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AMI-002 - MGBoxV2
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MGBox V2 is an evolution of the original MGBox. Improvements are based on customer feedback as well as the manufacturer's findings.

These include, but are not limited to:

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Just like the original MGBox, it can be used stand alone using just a USB-Cable that is connected to your computer providing environmental and GPS information. The optional Ascom local server driver makes this information also available to other applications (thru the Ascom Observing Conditions specification). Optionally and additionally, it can be plugged straight into the computer of your 10Micron mount if you are the lucky owner of one.

Package contents:
1x MGBox V2
1x 1.5m USB cable
1x 1.5m RJ10 cable

Weight - 83g
Dimensions - 10.5x6.5x4 cm

AMI-003 - MGPBox
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AMI-003 - MGPBox
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MGPBox is a combination of MGBox V2 and PBox. It is the most “feature complete” product in our product line. It combines the outstanding accuracy of the Bosch BME280 environmental sensor with the brand new XA1100 GPS-Module from Sierra Wireless. The optional Ascom local server driver makes the environmental information also available to other applications. It has the same features as MGBox V2 but combines the possiblity to remotely shutdown / power up your 10Micron mount (or any other mount that requires a pulse of a certain duration).

Package contents:
1x MGPBox
1x 1.5m USB cable
1x 1.5m RJ10 cable

Weight - 83g
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10M-2011 - 10Micron Controlbox Holder for 8-12" Round Pier (2000HPS and 3000HPS Mounts)
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This accessory allows to accommodate the 10Micron electronic control box on round metal pier. Made of fine machined black anodized aluminum.
10M-2C - 10Micron Special Cold Temperature Option for 2000HPS Mounts
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10M-2C - 10Micron Special Cold Temperature Option for 2000HPS Mounts
About This Product
The GM2000 and AZ2000 mounts are available in a special version for very low temperature operations. This option allows the Mount to operate until -30°C (-22° F) and features the following special modifications: - Special low-temperature lubricants certified until -60°C or lower - Special copper wiring, silicone sheathed - Electronic components certified for temperatures down to -40°C - Endurance tested at low temperatures in our laboratory All 10Micron mounts feature special systems in their mechanics in order to compensate thermal variations. This option is intended for brand new mounts to be ordered; contact us for already delivered mounts.
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The AZ2000HPS is the last version of the AZ2000, an altazimuth mount based on the mechanics of the GM2000. It is a very versatile research mount, perfect for scientific activities such as satellite tracking, photometric and astrometric measurements, LiDaR laser applications and so on. Due to its altazimuth design, it is necessary to use a field de-rotator in order to get long exposures without field rotation. The mount is built for the demanding observer using photographic instruments up to a weight of 110 lbs. (50 kg) in the single telescope mode and 110 lbs. (50 kg) on one side and 77 lbs. (35 kg) on the other in the dual telescope mode. Movements are driven by two servo brushless motors, with timing belt reduction having zero backlash. Both axes feature a classic worm – worm wheel pairing. The worm wheels are made of bronze (B14), with a diameter of 172mm and 215 teeth, while the worms are made of alloy steel with a diameter of 24mm. The axes themselves are made of 50mm diameter alloy steel for maximum rigidity.

The standard configuration allows the assembly of optics on only a side of the mount and is supplied with a short counterweight bar. It’s not necessary to exactly counterbalance the weight of the telescope. Typically, using a counterweight equal to about 50% of your instrument payload is sufficient for a stable configuration. An option is available for a dual telescope configuration, as shown in the pictures above.

The original AZ2000 was produced in a special “Antarctica” version, which was able to work at the extremely low temperature of -84°C (-119F). Special mechanical and electronic considerations were necessary in order to design and produce this peculiar mount, from the correct choice of material to the use of special lubricants, wiring, and connectors. A special housing was designed to protect against temperature and ice crystal formation requiring different levels of seals depending on the effective operational temperature.

The electronics are housed in an independent control box, easily removable. The connections of the mount and keypad feature security lock screws. The mount can be controlled using the included keypad, without connecting an external PC. The keypad is built in order to maintain the maximum readability in all lighting conditions. Both the display and the ergonomic keys, allowing for the use of gloves, feature a red backlight. A heater keeps the display warm for usage below freezing temperature.

The keypad is built in order to maintain the maximum readability in all lighting conditions. Both the display and the ergonomic keys, allowing for the use of gloves, feature a red backlight. A heater keeps the display warm for usage below freezing temperatures.

The mount can be controlled using the most common software packages by connecting it to a PC with the RS-232 serial port or the Ethernet connection, via the 10Micron ASCOM driver or the Meade compatible command protocol. Furthermore, a dedicated software (also included with the mount) can be used to create a “virtual keypad” replicating exactly the functions of the physical keypad. The RS-232 port can also be used to control an external dome. This flexibility makes the mount an ideal mount for observatories and remote observing sites.

The object database contains many star catalogs and deep-sky objects up to the 16th magnitude. Solar system objects can be tracked so that their motion is compensated with respect to the stars. You may load orbital elements of comets, asteroids and artificial satellites into the mount, so that these objects can be tracked directly using the keypad (without any external PC). Pointing is made accurate through the usage of a model containing up to 100 stars, which allows for the correction of the classical polar alignment and conic errors, and also of the most important flexure terms of the optical tube. In this way, it is possible to obtain pointing accuracies of the order of 20 arcseconds RMS. The same model can be used in order to obtain the maximum tracking accuracy, compensating also for the atmospheric refraction (depending on the local atmospheric pressure and temperature).

A series of auxiliary functions is provided to help the user with quickly aligning the mount to the celestial pole. You may also save and recover the alignment data of different observing sessions. This function is very useful if you have many instruments in different setups, each one requiring different flexure corrections. Tracking through the meridian, a typical problem with german mounts, is solved allowing for tracking for up to 30° past the meridian (configurable), in both directions. In this way, any object can be tracked for at least four hours.

Unlike equatorial mounts, tracking through the meridian is not an issue with a altazimuth mount.

The tracking accuracy makes autoguiding unnecessary for many uses. The absolute encoders on both axes allow the mount to obtain a typical tracking error below 1 arcsecond. It is possible to autoguide using the ST4-compatible port or through the serial/Ethernet connection, with a guide rate configurable from 0.1x to 1x. The guide rate can be automatically corrected for the declination of the target so that there is no need for recalibrating the autoguide when observing at different declinations.


The AZ2000HPS is perfect for observatory use.

Other functions of the mount are designed in order to obtain the maximum flexibility in the most usage conditions. The mount can be switched on and off using the hand pad, power switch on the control box, or the dedicated relay connector on the control box panel. You can use the electronic balance functions in order to balance your instrument without unlocking the clutches. The mount can be parked in different user-defined positions. An external dome can be controlled directly using the RS-232 serial port, avoiding the need for using a dedicated external PC. Once configured with your instrument parameters, the firmware is able to make all the calculations required for positioning the dome slit in front of your optical tube, for almost all instrument configurations.

The AZ2000 can be supplied in a special version for very low-temperature operations.

The 10Micron AZ2000HPS basic package includes:

  • AZ2000HPS mount head with absolute encoders on both axes
  • Control box and stand-alone hand pad with internal modeling and control software
  • QCI 2.8 internal software
  • Counterweight shaft
  • Mount cables
  • AC/DC power supply (Monolithic) or DC power supply (Ultra Portable)
  • Integrated WiFi

The full package for the AZ2000HPS Single-Scope version adds:

  • One 13.2 lbs. (6 kg) counterweight
  • One 26.4 lbs. (12 kg) counterweight
  • Tripod adapter
  • Centaurus aluminum tripod
  • Tripod soft case

The full package for the AZ2000HPS Dual-Scope version adds:

  • Double-scope package
  • Tripod adapter
  • Centaurus aluminum tripod
  • Tripod soft case
*Note: gold color on images indicates items that are not included with the dual telescope kit.