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Mount

 

 

The mount is an Astro Physics 1200GTO German Equatorial Mount, which was purchased in the summer of 2011. The mount is extremely accurate and very solid with a photografic weight capacity of around 64 kg. The periodic error is guaranteed to be below +/- 2.5 arc seconds from the factory without PEC enabled.

Here you can see the raw periodic error curve measured with PEMPro:

pe-raw

and here the average curve:

PE-mean

Very impressive! And this is with PEC disabled.

 

Old mount:

C14CGE

The old mount was a Celestron CGE with a (visual) weight capacity of around 30 kg.