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More than 20 years ago we began working on a robotic telescope system developed specifically for the discovery of exo-planets. The project ran under the name HAT (Hungarian Automated Telescope), in those in cooperation with Harvard University, now replaced by Princeton University. The HATnet and HATsouth projects have discovered nearly 140 exo-planets. In addition, we participate in the mechanical part of BlackGem, a project aimed at researching gravity waves. We use our scientific research expertise in our products developed for everyday users.

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WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT
FORNAX MOUNTS?

I’ve been working with Fornax Mount’s LighTrack series since their first model. And it was love at first sight or at first track, actually. It fits in my hand luggage when I fly, it offers crazy accurate tracking and it’s built by people who love the night sky.
Lightrack has been a great tool in the development of my landscape astrophotography projects, allowing me up to 6 minutes exposures without star trails. As a landscape astrophotographer I recommend the Lightrack for the production of your astronomical images.
The Fornax 51 is an extremly good mount, it has a really great value for the money. It has no backlash, and reacts immediately to guiding corrections on both axes. Tracking is very smooth, periodic error is also in a smooth +/- 5" range. Head weights 28kgs (62lbs), load capacity is up to 50kgs (110lbs).

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Ambassadors of FORNAX MOUNTS

Alex Conu is an award-winning photographer, living in the Lofoten Islands, Norway. He has been fascinated with the night sky for as long as he can remember and has been an active promoter of astronomy to the public. Alex enjoys pretty much any kind of astrophotography, but likes being mobile. He is a member of TWAN - The World at Night.
Mehmet Ergün, was born in 1980 in Turkey. Since 1986 he lives in Germany/Bad Kreuznach. Already as a child he was interested in the stars and the universe. He's a passionate Turkish/German astronomyphotographer. I started practising astrophotography 8 years ago and over time my photographs won many astrophotography competitions.
Yuri Beletsky, an astronomer and nightscape astrophotographer. Images obtained by Yuri have been featured on popular websites, TV, in press releases, and in various books and magazines. He continually shares his passions for astronomy and astrophotography with people around the world.
Iván Éder started to photograph the night sky in 2000 with a 150/900 Maksutov-Newtonian. I used film techniques with manual guiding. After 3 years of imaging I still got trailed stars. I could not handle differential flexure, so in 2003 I moved to a 130/780 TMB apochromatic refractor. Award winning photographer.
Lóránd Fényes is a member of the Hungarian amateur astrophotographer community. Special award winner of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition and had the honor of being selected for the NASA's APOD several times. After many years of practicing DSLR astrophotography, he graduated to an another experience and started working with CCD cameras on Fornax mounts.

Sergio Montúfarofficial Astrophotographer for Ciudad de La Plata Planetarium in Argentina since 2014. Landscape astrophotographer who likes to connect people, earth and sky since 2012. Timelapse and astrophotography director for the movie "el camino eterno". My photos have being featured in several science outreach media like APOD, sky & telescope among others.

Delil Geyik's roots are from Mesopotamia, Kurdistan. He lives in Germany, Stuttgart. He's an international photographer dealing with landscape and astrophotography.We met him in early July of 2017 and since then he's using the LightTrack II mobile tracking on the move. Delil Geyik:"Our Nightsky has always fascinated me..." 

Jonathan Giovannini, 23 Years Old, Born in 1994. I was born in Sassoferrato, a tiny village in middle italy. I just graduated in Informatic Engineery, I have always been passionate about mountains and photography. In the last years, I became very passionate and interested about exploring nature and taking pictures in amazing locations. 


Scientific Projects

THE BLACKGEM PROJECT

 

The BlackGEM project is a wide-field telescope array dedicated to measure the optical emission from pairs of merging neutron stars and black holes. A few hours prior to the optical emission, these violent events should also emit copious amounts of gravitational radiation in the form of gravitational waves

THE HATNET PROJECT

 

The Hungarian-made Automated Telescope Network (HATNet) Exoplanet Survey is a geographically distributed network of 7 small telescopes optimized for detecting transiting exoplanets. Since first light in 2003, we have discovered 60 exoplanets to date.

HATSOUTH PROJECT

 

The Hungarian-made Automated Telescope Network-South (HATSouth) Exoplanet Survey is a network of 6 astrograph telescope systems designed to detect transiting exoplanets in orbit around relatively bright stars visible from the Southern hemisphere.

HAT PI

 

The HAT-PI Project is building a telescope that will, in a single exposure, observe the majority of the night sky visible from its observing site in Chile in 30 seconds. This is accomplished by attaching up to 63 carefully aligned lens-and-camera sub-units to a large mount.