TTS-300 Mammoth Mount Head

Starting Price: $15,415.00
Price as Configured: $15,415.00
Brand: Track the Stars / SKU: TTS-300
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TTS-300C - TTS-300 Mammoth Mount Head Counterweights 2x4kg
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TTS-300C - TTS-300 Mammoth Mount Head Counterweights 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-300D - TTS-300 Mammoth Mount Head Counterweights 2x8kg
TTS-300D - TTS-300 Mammoth Mount Head Counterweights 2x8kg
$430.00
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TTS-300D - TTS-300 Mammoth Mount Head Counterweights 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-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-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
About This Product
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.

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Configurable observatory mount system


The TTS-300 Mammoth mount head is the heart of the highly flexible and configurable mount system. It’s possible to configure mount set-ups for visual observations, for long exposure astrophotography or several telescopes in parallel.



Alt-Az mount for stability, compactness and fast setup

The professional astronomers has known for years that the most compact and stable telescope mount is the ALT-AZ configuration. Now it’s available for you too. The benefits is a mount that’s stable and very compact so it will take up less space in the observatory.

More telescopes in Parallel

It’s possible to mount more telescopes on the top dovetail saddle plate. Besides this the mount can be supplied with side mount dovetail saddles placed close to the altitude axle. Telescopes installed here will not demand any counterweight increasing the total capacity of the mount.



Precise goto and tracking

The mount can automatically goto any objects selected from the handpad or a connected PC, Ipad, Iphone, etc. Precise tracking for astrophotography with autoguiding capabilities.

Perfect eyepiece position, no meridian flip, maintain good collimation


The Alt-Az movement pattern of the mount ensures the eyepiece is always in a perfect viewing angle. This is especially important when using Bino Viewers.
The mount never needs to perform a meridian flip (unlike German Equatorial Mounts). Therefore all your installed equipment (finders, guide scopes, cameras, filter wheels …) always stays in the best position where you can easily acces it and you avoid cables being twisted unnecessarily. Finally keeping the optical tube assembly in the same angle minimizes the risk of destroying a good collimation of the optics by turning them upside down.

Simplicity on the outside, technology inside


All the technology and delicate working parts are sealed inside smooth anodized aluminum cylinders, so dirt, dust and moisture stay out. The streamlined, compact design also protects the mount from damage during transport or storage.



Convenient hand pad and intuitive user interface

enable easy operation – even with your gloves on! – The hand pad is specially designed to ensure simple operation. No need to search for the right button. Roller knobs make it possible to navigate through the interface quickly. Goto function lets you track any object in the extensive object catalog.



Interface connectors


You can connect a PC via the ASCOM (LX200) compatible connector to control the mount with any astronomy software supporting the ASCOM standard. Autoguiders can be connected through the dedicated ST4 standard connector. Finally the mount has a connector the the control of the optional telescope rOTAtor and a connector for the handpad.

Exact Drive – high precision tracking in a compact design


To be able to track the sky very precisely over long periods of time it is necessary to have a drive system with low and very smooth periodic error. Most high quality German equatorial mountings on the market tries to solve this problem with large diameter worm gear drives. These large diameter worm gear results in mountings that are large and heavy. For the TTS-300 Mammoth Az-drive we have created a drive system we call “Exact Drive”. A unique combination of a worm gear and a roller drive ensures optimal tracking performance – with lower periodic error values and no sudden changes in tracking speed.



Includes:
  • Mount head
  • Top mount with counterweight arms
  • Hand pad
  • Hand pad cable
  • PC connection cable
  • Power cable