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L-600 Direct Drive Mount

# 1321101 Price: € 46,300.00
(Price incl. German VAT excl. shipping)

L-600 Direct Drive Mount

L-Series Direct Drive Mounts

Alt-Az / Equatorial Direct Drive Mount

The L-Series combines versatility, simplicity and affordability by combining all the technology of our Observatory class telescopes into a compact stand-alone mount.

  • L-350 is designed for the CDK14 and CDK 12,5 can hold payload of over 100 lbs.
  • L-500 is designed for the CDK17 and CDK20 and can hold payload of over 200 lbs.
  • L-600 is ideal for the CDK24 and can hold up to 300 lbs.

The mount is equipped with direct drives motors as well as high-resolution encorders. The software is ASCOM compatible and the direct drive motors can move the telescope at incredible speeds for tracking satellites.

In its Alt/Az configuration it is considerably more compact than its equatorial counterpart, allowing a larger telescope to fit in a smaller enclosure. The mass it takes to make a rigid alt/az mount is substantially less, leading to cost savings. Unlike German Equatorial mounts, there are no meridian flips to deal with, and no  large protruding counterweights to create a dangerous hazard in a public observatory. Alt/Az is more intuitive to use and no polar alignment is needed.

  • new Alt-Az L-Serie Direct Drive Mounts by  PlaneWave for CDK24
  • L-600 can hold up to 300 lbs, for CDK24
  • Zero Backlash, Zero Periodic Error
  • with integrated high resolution encoders
  • incredible slew speed up to 50 degrees per second
  • through the mount cabling
  • Requires a crating #1323506. The crating will be charged extra
  • L-600 Mount on Equatorial Wedge: requires external sliding weight accessory, including 1x each 2lbs, 5lbs and 10lbs weight #1321353
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Alt-Az or Equatorial configuration
Payload Capacity (kg)
300 lbs (136 kg)
Weight (kg)
338 lbs (153 kg)
Latitude Range
0 to 90 degrees, Northern and Southern hemispheres
Slew Speeds
20 degrees per second (standard); 50 degrees per second (maximum), both axes
Tracking accuracy
< .3 arcsecond error over 5 minute period
Pointing Precision
2 arcseconds
All-sky pointing accuracy
<10 arcsecond RMS with PointXP Model
System Natural Frequency
10 Hz or greater
Control system electronics
PlaneWave Interface dual axis telescope control
PlaneWave Interface (PWI4). Incorporates PointXP mount modeling software by Dave Rowe All ASCOM compatible.
Homing Sensors
Home position sensors are included allowing the mount can find its home position on power up
Direct Drive 3 Phase Axial-Flux Torque Motors
Motor Torque
Approximately 20 ft-lbs continuous; 50 ft-lbs peak
Motor Control
Industrial grade brushless motor control system and built in electronics
152mm disk built into the azimuth and altitude axes with stainless steel encoder on the circumference with reader yields 18,880,000 counts per revolution of the telescope. This translates to about 0.069 arcsecond resolution
Power Requirements
Accepts 120 VAC. Supplied with 12VDC 15A Regulated Power Adapter
Manufacturer SKU

PlaneWave Live: L600 Direct Drive Mount


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