Track the Stars TTS-160 Panther Telescope Mount

Starting Price: $4,020.00
Price as Configured: $4,020.00
Brand: Track the Stars / SKU: TTS-160A
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TTS-160B - TTS-160 Panther Topmount, Arms
TTS-160B - TTS-160 Panther Topmount, Arms
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Adjustable clutch on altitude axle
The Topmount easily installs on the mount head via two conical brass bushings inserted into the ends of the altitude axle. The two lock handles works as clutches that can be released completely when balancing the telescope and locks completely when only running the mount via the motors. If wished the clutches can be set so that the mount can be moved manually and still stays in position.

3-inch dovetail saddle
The top dovetail saddle is a dual Losmandy/Vixen style and locks securely onto the dovetail bar via two brass cylinders. The finger screws are small and compact designed to give the necessary force on the dovetail bar without taking up to much space.

Magnetic hand pad holder
On each side of the Topmount is a magnetic holder for the hand pad. Additional magnetic holders can be delivered if you want to place the hand pad elsewhere on the telescope.

Adjustable counterweight slots
The Counter weight slots on each side can receive 2 counterweights.
$520.00 each
TTS-160C - TTS Counter Weight 2x4kg
TTS-160C - TTS Counter Weight 2x4kg
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Easy balancing
With the azimuth axle being vertical there is only the altitude axle to balance on Track The Stars Mounts. The counterweight can easily be positioned and fixed on the counterweight arms. Just release the altitude clutch and feel the balance and adjust the counterweight position.

Balancing extra equipment
If you install a piggyback camera or guide telescope it’s very easy to balance again just by lovering the counterweights. No need for extra tube mounted counterweight as needed on German Equatorial Mounts.
$270.00 each
TTS-160JA - TTS-160 Panther Folding Pier w/ Adjustable Feet
TTS-160JA - TTS-160 Panther Folding Pier w/ Adjustable Feet
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Extremely compact and easy to transport.
The Folding Pier comes in one single compact transport bag. It will fit in the trunk of even the smallest cars. When folded down the pier is completely smooth with no protruding parts and can be transported in the soft bag without any risk of damage to the Pier or surroundings. With a weight of only 11kg the Pier is easy to bring to the darkest places.

Fast setup and great stability
It takes only a few seconds to unfold the legs and mount the pier tube. The three support rods are easy to tighten and secures a very stable pier. With the Panther mount head there is no need for leveling the pier making the setup even faster.

Leveling
For use with other mount heads this version of the folding pier has adjustable feet for leveling the pier. The Feet can each be adjusted 15mm.

Pier extension
Sometimes for visual observations you might want a higher pier. This can easily be achieved by installing one or more Pier extensions.

Fast adapter for Mount Head
To attach the TTS-160 Mount head or another mount head to the folding pier you need a Pier adapter . This adapter attaches the mount head to the pier with a flick of finger.

Using the Pier with other Mount Heads
The folding Pier can be adapted to be carry other mount heads. Installing the Pier adapter onto the mount head secures the same fast and easy assembly as with the TTS-160 Panther mount head.
$1,020.00 each
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TTS-160B - TTS-160 Panther Topmount, Arms
TTS-160B - TTS-160 Panther Topmount, Arms
$520.00
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TTS-160B - TTS-160 Panther Topmount, Arms
About This Product
Adjustable clutch on altitude axle
The Topmount easily installs on the mount head via two conical brass bushings inserted into the ends of the altitude axle. The two lock handles works as clutches that can be released completely when balancing the telescope and locks completely when only running the mount via the motors. If wished the clutches can be set so that the mount can be moved manually and still stays in position.

3-inch dovetail saddle
The top dovetail saddle is a dual Losmandy/Vixen style and locks securely onto the dovetail bar via two brass cylinders. The finger screws are small and compact designed to give the necessary force on the dovetail bar without taking up to much space.

Magnetic hand pad holder
On each side of the Topmount is a magnetic holder for the hand pad. Additional magnetic holders can be delivered if you want to place the hand pad elsewhere on the telescope.

Adjustable counterweight slots
The Counter weight slots on each side can receive 2 counterweights.
TTS-160C - TTS Counter Weight 2x4kg
TTS-160C - TTS Counter Weight 2x4kg
$270.00
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TTS-160C - TTS Counter Weight 2x4kg
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Easy balancing
With the azimuth axle being vertical there is only the altitude axle to balance on Track The Stars Mounts. The counterweight can easily be positioned and fixed on the counterweight arms. Just release the altitude clutch and feel the balance and adjust the counterweight position.

Balancing extra equipment
If you install a piggyback camera or guide telescope it’s very easy to balance again just by lovering the counterweights. No need for extra tube mounted counterweight as needed on German Equatorial Mounts.
TTS-160JA - TTS-160 Panther Folding Pier w/ Adjustable Feet
TTS-160JA - TTS-160 Panther Folding Pier w/ Adjustable Feet
$1,020.00
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TTS-160JA - TTS-160 Panther Folding Pier w/ Adjustable Feet
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Extremely compact and easy to transport.
The Folding Pier comes in one single compact transport bag. It will fit in the trunk of even the smallest cars. When folded down the pier is completely smooth with no protruding parts and can be transported in the soft bag without any risk of damage to the Pier or surroundings. With a weight of only 11kg the Pier is easy to bring to the darkest places.

Fast setup and great stability
It takes only a few seconds to unfold the legs and mount the pier tube. The three support rods are easy to tighten and secures a very stable pier. With the Panther mount head there is no need for leveling the pier making the setup even faster.

Leveling
For use with other mount heads this version of the folding pier has adjustable feet for leveling the pier. The Feet can each be adjusted 15mm.

Pier extension
Sometimes for visual observations you might want a higher pier. This can easily be achieved by installing one or more Pier extensions.

Fast adapter for Mount Head
To attach the TTS-160 Mount head or another mount head to the folding pier you need a Pier adapter . This adapter attaches the mount head to the pier with a flick of finger.

Using the Pier with other Mount Heads
The folding Pier can be adapted to be carry other mount heads. Installing the Pier adapter onto the mount head secures the same fast and easy assembly as with the TTS-160 Panther mount head.
TTS-160G - TTS-160 Telescope rOTAtor
TTS-160G - TTS-160 Telescope rOTAtor
$1,200.00
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TTS-160G - TTS-160 Telescope rOTAtor
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Equatorial tracking but NO polar alignment
Long exposure astrophotography without polar alignment. To good to be true…. No – with the Telescope rOTAtor installed on the TTS-160 Panther mount that’s exactly what you can do. And it’s so simple that beginners can use it and yet so precise that it can match the most experienced experts.

Install and forget
The Telescope rOTAtor easily installs by inserting the bottom dovetail into the saddle on the telescope mount. The top of the rOTAtor has it’s own dovetail saddle where the telescope is mounted. Connect power and signal cable and you are ready to take images. The internal software in the mount head controls speed and direction of the rOTAtor.

rOTAtor
The telescope rOTAtor rotates the entire Optical Tube assembly OTA. This means that any equipment installed on the OTA is rOTAtedtoo. Therefore you can use a piggybacked guide telescope for guiding or take long exposure images with telephoto lenses mounted on top of the OTA.

Set-up, point and shoot
When using the TTS-160 Panther with the Telescope rOTAtorastrophotography is fast and simple. Setup the mount with the rOTAtor without doing any leveling. Align on two stars and the combined system is ready for imaging. The rOTAtor will automatically wind to the correct side and start derotating when the object has been centered. Guiding is done via the ST4 compatible port on the mount.

TTS-160D - TTS Counter Weight 2x8kg
TTS-160D - TTS Counter Weight 2x8kg
$430.00
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TTS-160D - TTS Counter Weight 2x8kg
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Easy balancing
With the azimuth axle being vertical there is only the altitude axle to balance on Track The Stars Mounts. The counterweight can easily be positioned and fixed on the counterweight arms. Just release the altitude clutch and feel the balance and adjust the counterweight position.

Balancing extra equipment
If you install a piggyback camera or guide telescope it’s very easy to balance again just by lovering the counterweights. No need for extra tube mounted counterweight as needed on German Equatorial Mounts.
TTS-160F - TTS-160 Panther Mini Pier
TTS-160F - TTS-160 Panther Mini Pier
$350.00
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TTS-160F - TTS-160 Panther Mini Pier
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Stable, compact, transportable
The Mini Pier makes the Panther mount an extremely transportable mount system. The low height and short legs makes the pier just as stable as the bigger folding pier.

For astrophotography the minipier can be placed directly on the ground as there is no need to look through the telescope. This will give great stability and lower the influence from wind.

For visual use the minpier can be placed on a stable table or another stable flat surface.

Standard Pier adapter
The Mini Pier receives the standard Pier Adapter for fast and easy installation of the mount head.

It is also possible to install the Pier Extension between Mini Pier and Mount head.

TTS-160H - TTS-160 Panther Side mount unit
TTS-160H - TTS-160 Panther Side mount unit
$230.00
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TTS-160H - TTS-160 Panther Side mount unit
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A lighter setup for travelling or quick looks
With the Vixen style dovetail saddle mounted on the side of the TTS-160 Mount Head there is no need for counterweights giving a lightweight setup

Setup with dual telescopes
It’s possible to install a dovetail saddle on one side or both sides. With two telescopes mounted you can benefit from different views of the same object.

Also for astroimaging
It’s possible to image the planets and many of the brighter deep sky objects with this setup. Even though there is no telescope rOTAtor installed it’s possible to use many short unguided exposures. With no polar alignment, no guiding and no derotation it’s great for beginners and for the fast travel setup.
TTS-160J - TTS-160 Panther Folding Pier
TTS-160J - TTS-160 Panther Folding Pier
$965.00
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TTS-160J - TTS-160 Panther Folding Pier
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Extremely compact and easy to transport.
The Folding Pier comes in one single compact transport bag. It will fit in the trunk of even the smallest cars. When folded down the pier is completely smooth with no protruding parts and can be transported in the soft bag without any risk of damage to the Pier or surroundings. With a weight of only 11kg the Pier is easy to bring to the darkest places.

Fast setup and great stability
It takes only a few seconds to unfold the legs and mount the pier tube. The three support rods are easy to tighten and secures a very stable pier. With the Panther mount head there is no need for leveling the pier making the setup even faster.

Pier extension
Sometimes for visual observations you might want a higher pier. This can easily be achieved by installing one or more Pier extensions.

Fast adapter for Mount Head
To attach the TTS-160 Mount head to the folding pier you need a Pier adapter . This adapter attaches the mount head to the pier with a flick of finger.

Using the Pier with other Mount Heads
The folding Pier can be adapted to be carry other mount heads. Installing the Pier adapter onto the mount head secures the same fast and easy assembly as with the TTS-160 Panther mount head.
TTS-160T - Side mount dovetail saddle Losmandy size
TTS-160T - Side mount dovetail saddle Losmandy size
$145.00
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TTS-160T - Side mount dovetail saddle Losmandy size
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Two or three telescopes on the mount at the same time
Enjoy different views of the objects with more telescopes in parallel on the mount head. Place your large main telescope on the top saddle and a smaller telescope on the side of the mount head.

Installation of the saddle
This Vixen size dovetail saddle is easily installed on the counterweight arm with two screws. The magnetic holder for the hand pad must be removed first. Adjustment of the telescope pointing must be done on the telescope tube rings.

NOTE: Not all versions of the Panther mount has the necessary tapped holes for mounting the saddle. Check your mount before ordering – contact us for details.

Capacity of the Vixen dovetail saddle
The saddle will carry telescopes ud to 10kg in parallel with a telescope mounted on the normal top dovetail saddle. It is possible to install telescopes on both arms at the same time. Be aware of the total capacity of the mount head.

TTS-160Q - TTS-160 Panther Pier Extension 200mm/8"
TTS-160Q - TTS-160 Panther Pier Extension 200mm/8"
$190.00
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TTS-160Q - TTS-160 Panther Pier Extension 200mm/8"
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Increase mount height for visual observations
If you observe visually with a long focal length refractor the eyepiece will be positioned quite low when the telescope is pointed high in the sky. With the optional Pier Extension you can easily increase the pier height with 200 mm/8inch. If you want an even higher pier more Pier Extensions can be stacked.

Extremely fast and easy
The Pier Extension attaches to the pier with the quick lock Pier adapter in a matter of seconds with the flick of a finger.
TTS-160K - TTS-160 Panther Pier Adapter
TTS-160K - TTS-160 Panther Pier Adapter
$190.00
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TTS-160K - TTS-160 Panther Pier Adapter
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Extremely fast and easy
The Quick lock Pier adapter attaches the Mount head to the Pier in a matter of seconds with the flick of a finger.

Installation on mount head
The Pier adapter is installed on the mount head and stays there. It matches the TTS-160 Panther mount head but can also be installed on German equatorial mounts to be used with TTS-160 Folding Pier. Contact us for details.

Installation on Pier extensions
The Pier adapter is also used on the pier extension tubes. This allows for the same fast assembly of the Pier.
TTS-160R - TTS-160 Panther Tripod (flat surface) Adapter
TTS-160R - TTS-160 Panther Tripod (flat surface) Adapter
$120.00
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TTS-160R - TTS-160 Panther Tripod (flat surface) Adapter
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Use the Panther Mount head on your existing Tripod
Install the TTS-160 Tripod Adapter on your high quality tripod and get the fast attachement of the mount head with the Pier Adapter.

Standard 3/8×16 TPI thread
The Tripod adapter can be installed on any flat top tripod and fixed with standard 3/8″x16 TPI photo thread.

Extremely fast and easy
The Quick lock Pier adapter attaches the Mount head to the Tripod Adapter in a matter of seconds with the flick of a finger.

Installation on Pier extensions
The Pier Extension can be installed on the Tripod adapter if a higher setup is needed.
TTS-160S - Side mount dovetail saddle Vixen size
TTS-160S - Side mount dovetail saddle Vixen size
$105.00
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TTS-160S - Side mount dovetail saddle Vixen size
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Two or three telescopes on the mount at the same time
Enjoy different views of the objects with more telescopes in parallel on the mount head. Place your large main telescope on the top saddle and a smaller telescope on the side of the mount head.

Installation of the saddle
This Vixen size dovetail saddle is easily installed on the counterweight arm with two screws. The magnetic holder for the handpad must be removed first. Adjustment of the telescope pointing must be done on the telescope tube rings.

NOTE: Not all versions of the Panther mount has the necessary tapped holes for mounting the saddle. Check your mount before ordering – contact us for details.

Capacity of the Vixen dovetail saddle
The saddle will carry telescopes ud to 10kg in parallel with a telescope mounted on the normal top dovetail saddle. It is possible to install telescopes on both arms at the same time. Be aware of the total capacity of the mount head.

TTS-2780 - Adjustable Feet for the TTS-160 Foldable Pier
TTS-2780 - Adjustable Feet for the TTS-160 Foldable Pier
$85.00
TTS-2622 - TTS-160 Panther Transport Bag Size large
TTS-2622 - TTS-160 Panther Transport Bag Size large
$70.00
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TTS-2622 - TTS-160 Panther Transport Bag Size large
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Compact and safe transport of equipment
The transport bags are made from black and orange neoprene. The bottom of the cylinder shaped bags is covered with a water and dirt resistant material keeping the bags nice and clean even after field trips. The neoprene foam layer protects the mount parts without taking up any extra space. This is possible because the mount parts has been designed to have no protruding parts that can be damaged during transport. The double handles carries the bags even with big weight loads.

For: mount head, folding pier, mini pier
TTS-2664 - TTS-160 Panther Transport Bag Size medium
TTS-2664 - TTS-160 Panther Transport Bag Size medium
$55.00
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TTS-2664 - TTS-160 Panther Transport Bag Size medium
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Compact and safe transport of equipment
The transport bags are made from black and orange neoprene. The bottom of the cylinder shaped bags is covered with a water and dirt resistant material keeping the bags nice and clean even after field trips. The neoprene foam layer protects the mount parts without taking up any extra space. This is possible because the mount parts has been designed to have no protruding parts that can be damaged during transport. The double handles carries the bags even with big weight loads.

For: telescope rOTAtor, pier extension
TTS-2663 - TTS-160 Panther Transport Bag Size small
TTS-2663 - TTS-160 Panther Transport Bag Size small
$40.00
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Weight35 lbs. (16 kg)
Instrument Payload Capacity48.5 lbs. (22 kg) on Topmount / 2 x 33 lbs. (15 kg) on side mount dovetail saddles – depending on telescope length and weight distribution
Drive SystemAzimuth - combined zero-backlash worm and friction roller system
Altitude - zero-backlash worm system
Worm WheelsAzimuth - 100mm
Altitude - 120mm
Transmission SystemAzimuth - Ø100mm bronze worm gear drive combined with second stage friction roller gear. Springloaded worm assembly for zero backlash
Altitude - Ø120mm bronze worm gear drive. Springloaded worm assembly for zero backlash
MotorsDC servomotors with high resolution encoders (0.10arcsec step size)
Power Supply12V 3A battery minimum
Goto Speed3 degrees per second
Communications PortsSerial PC connection LX200/ASCOM Interface
ST4 compatible autoguider port
DatabasePlanets, Messier Catalog, NGC Catalog, IC catalog, Bright Star Catalog
PC ControlLX200/ASCOM Interface. Works with all major planetarium and telescope control software packages.