Rowan Astronomy AZ100 Telescope Mount

Starting Price: $1,560.00
Price as Configured: $1,560.00
Brand: Rowan Astronomy / SKU: RE-20031200a
UK-based Rowan Astronomy’s AZ100 Alt-Azimuth Mount moves your optics in altitude or azimuth  independently and includes the option to lock the mount’s position and to guide it manually. The Rowan AZ100 is easy to setup and use and just as easy to transport from one dark site to another.
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RE-21031200a - Rowan Astronomy Saddle Plate, 200mm Long, D-Series for the AZ100
RE-21031200a  - Rowan Astronomy Saddle Plate, 200mm Long, D-Series for the AZ100
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Saddle with Losmandy 'D' profile.
CNC-machined and black anodized finish and fitted with stainless steel hardware.
The center of the saddle has a M16 thread to accept a counterweight shaft.
$175.00 each
RE-21131200a - Rowan Astronomy Dual Saddle Plate, 200mm Long, DV-Series for the AZ100
RE-21131200a - Rowan Astronomy Dual Saddle Plate, 200mm Long, DV-Series for the AZ100
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Dual saddle with Vixen 'V' and Losmandy 'D' profiles.
CNC-machined and black anodized finish and fitted with stainless steel hardware.
The center of the saddle has a M16 thread to accept a counterweight shaft.
$269.00 each
RE-20531200a - Rowan Astronomy Pan Tilt Handle for the AZ100
RE-20531200a - Rowan Astronomy Pan Tilt Handle for the AZ100
About This Product
Fits to the inside face of the saddle with 2 x M6 bolts and can be mounted on the left or right side of the mount.
Handle is 350mm or 14" long.
Compatible with both 'D' or Dual 'DV' saddles.
CNC-machined and black anodized finish and fitted with stainless steel hardware.
$122.00 each
RE-22033200a - Rowan Astronomy 25mm Counterweight Shaft w/ Mounting Flange for the AZ100
RE-22033200a  - Rowan Astronomy 25mm Counterweight Shaft w/ Mounting Flange for the AZ100
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25mm diameter stainless steel shaft and mounting flange..
Supplied with anodized aluminum safety knob with integral stop washer.
Select this option if using a single saddle.
$122.00 each
RE-16033200a - Rowan Astronomy Counterweight, 3.7kg, 125mm Diameter, Stainless Steel, for the AZ100
RE-16033200a - Rowan Astronomy Counterweight, 3.7kg, 125mm Diameter, Stainless Steel, for the AZ100
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125mm diameter, 3.8Kg stainless steel weight. 40mm thick. 25mm bore.

How many counterweights to order?

For scopes under 5Kg you can usually mount with without counterweight.
For scopes from 5-8Kg choose 1 counterweight.
For scopes from 9Kg to 14Kg choose 2 counterweights.
For scopes from 15Kg to 20Kg choose 3 counterweights.

These figures are approximate and equate to counterweights of 1/2 to 2/3 the weight of the OTA.
$156.00 each
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RE-21031200a  - Rowan Astronomy Saddle Plate, 200mm Long, D-Series for the AZ100
RE-21031200a - Rowan Astronomy Saddle Plate, 200mm Long, D-Series for the AZ100
$175.00
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RE-21031200a  - Rowan Astronomy Saddle Plate, 200mm Long, D-Series for the AZ100
About This Product
Saddle with Losmandy 'D' profile.
CNC-machined and black anodized finish and fitted with stainless steel hardware.
The center of the saddle has a M16 thread to accept a counterweight shaft.
RE-21131200a - Rowan Astronomy Dual Saddle Plate, 200mm Long, DV-Series for the AZ100
RE-21131200a - Rowan Astronomy Dual Saddle Plate, 200mm Long, DV-Series for the AZ100
$269.00
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RE-21131200a - Rowan Astronomy Dual Saddle Plate, 200mm Long, DV-Series for the AZ100
About This Product
Dual saddle with Vixen 'V' and Losmandy 'D' profiles.
CNC-machined and black anodized finish and fitted with stainless steel hardware.
The center of the saddle has a M16 thread to accept a counterweight shaft.
RE-20531200a - Rowan Astronomy Pan Tilt Handle for the AZ100
RE-20531200a - Rowan Astronomy Pan Tilt Handle for the AZ100
$122.00
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RE-20531200a - Rowan Astronomy Pan Tilt Handle for the AZ100
About This Product
Fits to the inside face of the saddle with 2 x M6 bolts and can be mounted on the left or right side of the mount.
Handle is 350mm or 14" long.
Compatible with both 'D' or Dual 'DV' saddles.
CNC-machined and black anodized finish and fitted with stainless steel hardware.
RE-22033200a  - Rowan Astronomy 25mm Counterweight Shaft w/ Mounting Flange for the AZ100
RE-22033200a - Rowan Astronomy 25mm Counterweight Shaft w/ Mounting Flange for the AZ100
$122.00
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RE-22033200a  - Rowan Astronomy 25mm Counterweight Shaft w/ Mounting Flange for the AZ100
About This Product
25mm diameter stainless steel shaft and mounting flange..
Supplied with anodized aluminum safety knob with integral stop washer.
Select this option if using a single saddle.
RE-16033200a - Rowan Astronomy Counterweight, 3.7kg, 125mm Diameter, Stainless Steel, for the AZ100
RE-16033200a - Rowan Astronomy Counterweight, 3.7kg, 125mm Diameter, Stainless Steel, for the AZ100
$156.00
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RE-16033200a - Rowan Astronomy Counterweight, 3.7kg, 125mm Diameter, Stainless Steel, for the AZ100
About This Product
125mm diameter, 3.8Kg stainless steel weight. 40mm thick. 25mm bore.

How many counterweights to order?

For scopes under 5Kg you can usually mount with without counterweight.
For scopes from 5-8Kg choose 1 counterweight.
For scopes from 9Kg to 14Kg choose 2 counterweights.
For scopes from 15Kg to 20Kg choose 3 counterweights.

These figures are approximate and equate to counterweights of 1/2 to 2/3 the weight of the OTA.
RE-21431200a - Rowan Astronomy Saddle Altitude Adjustment Plate for the AZ100
RE-21431200a - Rowan Astronomy Saddle Altitude Adjustment Plate for the AZ100
$139.00
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RE-21431200a - Rowan Astronomy Saddle Altitude Adjustment Plate for the AZ100
About This Product
This additional plate fits between the mount and existing saddle.
Compatible with both 'D' or Dual 'DV' saddles.
Provides adjustment to align both scopes at the same pointing position.
Both Altitude and Azimuth adjustments are possible.
CNC-machined and black anodized finish and fitted with stainless steel hardware.
RE-22550200a  - Rowan Astronomy Nexus DSC Shelf with Adjustable Ball Joint for the AZ100
RE-22550200a - Rowan Astronomy Nexus DSC Shelf with Adjustable Ball Joint for the AZ100
$47.00
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RE-22550200a  - Rowan Astronomy Nexus DSC Shelf with Adjustable Ball Joint for the AZ100
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CNC-machined black Delrin® with stainless steel fittings.
RE-22133200a - Rowan Astronomy 25mm Counterweight Shaft for the AZ100
RE-22133200a - Rowan Astronomy 25mm Counterweight Shaft for the AZ100
$66.00
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RE-22133200a - Rowan Astronomy 25mm Counterweight Shaft for the AZ100
About This Product
25mm diameter stainless steel shaft.
M16 thread screws directly into a saddle or mounting flange.
Supplied with anodized aluminim safety knob with integral stop washer.
ADV-DSC003 - Astro Devices Nexus DSC Advanced Digital Setting Circles w/ WIFI + Cable
ADV-DSC003 - Astro Devices Nexus DSC Advanced Digital Setting Circles w/ WIFI + Cable
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ADV-DSC003 - Astro Devices Nexus DSC Advanced Digital Setting Circles w/ WIFI + Cable
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Nexus-II is a multifunctional WiFi telescope interface. Using the advantages of WiFi, Nexus allows seamless interfacing of your telescope to the most popular planetarium software running on WiFi compatible computing devices: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Computers, Kindle Fire, Android phones/tablets, Windows-based PCs/tablets.
ADV-DSC002 - Astro Devices Nexus-II Advanaced Wireless Multifunctional Telescope Adapter
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RE-24031200a  - Rowan Astronomy M10 Pier Adapter for the AZ100
RE-24031200a - Rowan Astronomy M10 Pier Adapter for the AZ100
$113.00
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RE-24031200a  - Rowan Astronomy M10 Pier Adapter for the AZ100
About This Product
This adapter bolts directly to the base of the AZ100.
The AZ100 will then fit EQ5 or HEQ5 tripod heads using an M10 bolt.
Ideal for traveling with small / lighter scopes that don't require a large tripod.

Alternatively this adapter allows fitting the AZ100 directly to a pier surface with out the need to access from below.
The pier top will require 4 x M8 tapped holes on 90.0mm circle.
CNC-machined and black anodized finish and supplied with stainless steel hardware.
RE-20201200 - Rowan Astronomy Slow Motion Cables, 320mm + 420mm, Including Knobs
RE-20201200 - Rowan Astronomy Slow Motion Cables, 320mm + 420mm, Including Knobs
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RE-20201100 - Rowan Astronomy Slow Motion Cables Only, 320mm + 420mm
RE-20201100 - Rowan Astronomy Slow Motion Cables Only, 320mm + 420mm
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RE-20201000 - Rowan Astronomy Slow Motion Knobs Only
RE-20201000 - Rowan Astronomy Slow Motion Knobs Only
$62.00
RE-2020110C - Rowan Astronomy Slow Motion Cables Only, Custom Length
RE-2020110C - Rowan Astronomy Slow Motion Cables Only, Custom Length
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The Rowan Astronomy AZ100 Alt-Azimuth mount is a heavy-duty mount designed to hold one or two scopes each weighing up to between and 33 and 44 pounds (15 and 20kg). The structure of the mount is made from fully CNC-machined aluminum and fitted with stainless steel hardware. The mount uses 80mm diameter 7075 aluminum worm wheels and brass worms on both axes. The worms are installed in user-adjustable worm blocks.

The mount features adjustable friction clutches on both axes that allow the user to determine the stiffness of the axes for push-to slewing and engagement of the slow-motion controls. 360-degree slow-motion controls are operated with solid knobs for short OTAs or flexible cable knobs for longer OTAs both included with the mount. The slow-motion knobs remain aligned with the observer at all times.

The mount can be purchased as a pure push-to mount with slow-motion controls for those who enjoy the challenge of star hopping and minimal technology or it can be purchased with pre-installed Renishaw 152,000-step encoders for use with digital setting circles (DSCs). Recommended are the premium AstroDevices Nexus DSC WiFi and Nexus II DSCs. A special ball-mounted shelf is available for convenient mounting of the DSCs or other interface device on the side of the mount directly accessible to the user. The encoder cable moves with the mount head to eliminate cord-wrap issues as the azimuth axis is moved.

Additional options for the AZ100 include D- and DV-series saddles,

an altitude adjustment mechanism to easily align dual scopes,


a pan and tilt handle for easy push-to slewing without having to grab the telescope,


and counterweights shafts and counterweights for use with a single large or heavy telescope.



The AZ100 is natively compatible with common EQ6/Atlas/CGEMs tripod with an M12 attachment bolt (the azimuth pin must be removed). Alternatively, it can be mounted on any flat-topped tripod or pier with an M12 center attachment bolt/knob. There is also an available adapter for use on a common EQ-5 style tripod. For the best quality and performance we recommend a Berlebach PLANET, UNI 28, UNI 18, or UNI 8 tripod (all available from Deep Space Products).