Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
NOW AVAILABLE!! ST2 and ST3 Tripods and the Precision Azimuth Adjuster for the iEXOS 100 PMC-Eight Mount !!
Additional counter-weights are also available for the iEXOS 100 PMC-Eight mount as needed.
You can find this equipment on our website at the following links:
iEXOS 100 PMC-Eight Precision Azimuth Adjuster
iEXOS 100 1 kg (2.2 lb.) Counterweight
Medium Duty ST2 Tripod - White
Heavy Duty ST3 Tripod - Black
Heavy Duty ST3 Tripod - White
I expect that the weight limit for astrophotography will now be bumped up when using the larger tripod and azimuth adjuster. You should be able to load about 15 lbs. of equipment on the iEXOS 100 (when using the extra counterweight) for astrophotography. Some of you are already at that limit with the current tripod shipped with the iEXOS 100 PMC-Eight mount.
Please let me know if you have any comments or questions.
Vice President of Engineering
Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home
Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Mounts: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras: QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating
Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!