ZWO AM5N Harmonic Drive Mount


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    ZWO AM5N Harmonic Drive Mount

    Latest update of the ZWO AM5 harmonic drive mount – better capacity and a host of new features!

    DUE at BINEL mid to late July 2024 – get your order in now!

    • Increased load capacity without a counterweight  – now 15kg
    • Improved tracking
    • Multi-mount mode – AZ and EQ
    • Cable management with USB-C and DC Power port
    • Bluetooth/Wi-Fi support with live star database
    • Plus more!

    The AM5N is the latest in ZWO’s harmonic or strain wave series of telescope mounts. These use a special, constant drive that offer a high torque but compact design ideal for astronomical use, whether it’s for visual observing or astrophotography. If you’d like to learn more about harmonic drive, check out this BINTEL blog article here.

    Load Capacity

    Without counterweights, the ZWO AM5N can handle 15kg of astro gear

    Lightweight and easy to setup

    Ideal for transporting to dark sky site or setting up in your backyard

    Improved tracking

    For even sharper images

    Cable Management Features

    DC output and USB Type-C ports now standard

    New Bluetooth Connectivity

    For better mount control

    EQ and Alt-AZ Modes

    For both astrophotography and visual observing


    Mount type German Equatorial Mount
    Mount mode Equatorial/Alt-Azimuth
    Drive Strain Wave Gear + synchronous belt

    (300:1 reduction ratio)

    Periodic error <±10″
    PE duration 1288s*
    Drive (RA) Stepper motor + synchronous belt + 17 type 100

    reduction ratio strain wave gear + brake

    Drive (DEC) Stepper motor + synchronous belt + 17 type 100

    reduction ratio strain wave gear

    Payload 15kg (without counterweight)

    20kg (with counterweight) @25cm

    Mount Weight 5.5kg
    Latitude adjustment range 0°-90°
    Azimuth adjustment range ±6°
    Dovetail saddle Losmandy & Vixen
    Interface thread for counterweight bar M12×1.75 coarse teeth
    Resolution 0.17″
    Max slew speed 6° per sec
    Slew speeds 0.5x, 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 20x,60x, 720x, 1440x
    Power port DC5.5 – 2.1(12V- 3A)
    Power consumption Standby: 12V/0.5A, Tracking: 12V/0.7A,

    GOTO: 12V/1.2A

    Auto Guide port ST4
    Communication USB/Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
    Zero position Mechanical
    Operating Temperature -20°C-40C
    Power-off brake RA axis
    Cable Management Supported


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