Price List

Equatorial and Altazimuth Fork Mounts:

Each fork mount includes the following components:

Model

Description Shipping Weight Price
MI-500 Fork Mount Suitable for compact telescopes such as the Celestron 14, Meade 14 & 16, PlaneWave CDK14, Cassegrains 14 & 16 inch 240 pounds, 109 Kg $14,800
MI-500/750 Fork Mount Suitable for compact telescopes such as Meade 16, PlaneWave CDK17, RC Optical 16, Cassegrain 16 inch 320 pounds, 145 Kg $16,800
MI-750 Fork Mount Suitable for compact telescopes such as the PlaneWave CDK20, RC Optical 20, Cassegrains 18 & 20 inch 340 pounds, 155 Kg $19,600
MI-750/1000 Fork Mount Suitable for compact telescopes such as the PlaneWave CDK20, RC Optical 20, Cassegrain 20 inch 420 pounds, 190 Kg $27,800
MI-1000 Fork Mount Suitable for telescopes such as the PlaneWave CDK20, 20 & 24 inch Cassegrains 500 pounds, 227 Kg $39,800
MI-1000/1250 Fork Mount Suitable for telescopes such as the PlaneWave CDK24, RC Optical 24, 24-inch Cassegrain 540 pounds, 245 Kg $42,800

 

German Equatorial Mounts:

Each German mount includes the following components:

 

Model

Description Shipping Weight Price
MI-500 German Mount Suitable for telescopes such as the Celestron 14, Meade 14 & 16, PlaneWave CDK17 & CDK20, Newtonians and Cassegrains 14, 16, & 20 inch 250 pounds, 114 Kg $14,200
MI-750 German Mount Suitable for telescopes such as the PlaneWave CDK20, Newtonians and Cassegrains 18 & 20 inch 350 pounds, 160 Kg $18,800
MI-1000 German Mount Suitable for telescopes such as the PlaneWave CDK24, large refractors, Newtonians and Cassegrains 20 & 24 inch, multiple telescopes on a custom instrument plate 510 pounds, 232 Kg $38,400

 

Options and Accessories

Item

Description   Price
Bronze Right Ascension Gear A solid bronze worm wheel with a stainless steel worm provides superior wear and longevity. The standard right ascension gear drive uses an aluminum worm gear with a bronze worm. MI-500 $800
MI-750 $1,200
MI-1000 Included
High or Low Latitude Wedge For latitudes above 54 degrees and below 24 degrees, a machined wedge is required to achieve the necesary inclination of the polar assembly. MI-500 $640
MI-750 $920
MI-1000 $1,650
Additional Counter-weights Additional counter weights are available to handle heavy telescopes. Each counter weight includes an internal threaded sleeve that matches the telescope's counter-weight shaft.   $250
Custom Telescope Plate We offer a custom plate machined to accommodate the customer's telescope. Depending on the size and complexity, the price will be quoted on request.   Price on Request
Bisque TCS
Control
The Bisque TCS control is designed for remote operation of the telescope. The TCS includes joystick, servo control box , homing mask, and software for automated telescope control and data collection.   $5,400
AstroPhysics
GTO3 control
The AstroPhysics GTO3 control is available for use with our MI-500 and MI-750 mounts. The GTO3 includes a full featured keypad , electronic control box, and Swiss Maxon servo motors.   $1820
Homing System
for Servo II
The Servo II control supports mount homing. At power on, the mount will point to a known position in the sky with no operator assistance. This allows the mount to be initialized and used remotely. Homing system includes an installed disk mask and home sensor. MI-500 $560
MI-750 $750
MI-1000 $1,260
Dual Axis High Resolution
Encoders
Dual axis encoders provide arcsecond pointing and tracking across the entire sky. Using Renishaw encoders on each axis, the mount position is determined by these master encoders rather than the mount's drive gears and motor encoders. For use with the Servo II control. MI-500 $5,600
MI-750 $6,200
MI-1000 $6,500

 

Aluminum Worm Gears

Diameter

Diametrical Pitch Teeth Thickness Center Hole Worm Price
10-inch 30 300 .50 6.0 1.2-inch $920
12-inch 30 360 .50 7.0 1.2-inch $1440
15-inch 30 450 .56 8.0 1.2-inch $1940
18-inch 30 540 .64 9.0 1.5-inch $2440
20-inch 30 600 .64 10.0 1.5-inch $3680
24-inch 30 720 .72 12.0 1.5-inch $5640

 

Bronze Worm Gears

Diameter

Diametrical Pitch Teeth Thickness Center Hole Worm Price
12-inch 30 360 .50 7.0 1.2-inch $1780
15-inch 30 450 .56 8.0 1.2-inch $2440
20-inch 30 600 .64 10.0 1.5-inch $4880
24-inch 30 720 .72 12.0 1.5-inch $6480