LighTrack II mount FULL SET
This is a complete package, only thing you need is your tripod and ballhead for your camera.
€909,00 (exc. VAT)
Autoguiding cable is not included.
Exclusive design and precision
The LighTrack II has been designed for astrophotographers who do not want to make compromises in their beloved field. Looks and functionality go hand-in-hand in perfect unison. Its compact size, lightweight but robust body paired with outstanding tracking accuracy makes the LighTrack II an ideal choice in the market of portable trackers.
“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.”
Friction drive and super tracking accuracy
At the heart of the LighTrack is the precision motor and the friction drive. The fine friction strip makes the movement of the mount very balanced. . The amazing unguided tracking accuracy of the LighTrack is in its own league. Capturing pin sharp stars at 200 mm or more focal length has never been easier. The LighTrack II also presents the best available value-for-money price without any compromises. The peak-to-peak unguided tracking error of the LighTrack is less than 2 arcseconds in eight minutes measuring, a significantly lower value than most other products feature. Measuring and adjusting the tracking rate is not an issue anymore, since this unit runs at just the right speed to prevent image trailing. The LighTrack provides you with optimum tracking accuracy due to strict production tolerances and it is guaranteed to stay reliable for years to come. All LighTrack units are individually calibrated at the factory, so you do not have to worry about the tracking rate.
Periodic error measurement of LighTrack II:
Measuring time: 12 minutes
Accuracy: +- 1 arcsecund (gap between two horizontal lines is 1 arcsec)
Sress tests of LighTrack II (UNGUIDED):
Compact, light and robust
The LighTrack II weighs only 1.3 kg (2.9 lbs). The length is 280 mm (11”), the width is 140 mm (5.5 “) and the height is 40 mm (1.6”). The built is exceptionally massive despite its light weight. All metal components are made from 7075 aluminium alloy reinforced with magnesium, a matterial developed in the building of aircrafts (Please notice this material has poorly anodizing nature which can causes some spots on the surface!). The housing is made of a carbon-composite plastic with a multi-layered, UV and abrasion-proof coating to provide further durability.
“Working with the new LightTrack II is pure joy! The outstanding accuracy in combination with the consumer friendly usability makes this start tracker to my permanent companion during the night.”
Easy to use
Using the LighTrack II is not only a piece of cake, it is also a lot of fun. The retractable arm makes the ergonomics of polar alligment easy. Mount the polar scope and set the arm in a position most comfortable to you. The mount is compatible with 2D and 3D heads as it features both ¼-” and ⅜” threads. Devices can be connected with the mount through a standard ⅜” thread.
The LighTrack II runs on 12V DC. The LighTrack II comes with a cigarette lighter charger cable that can be connected to a powerbank or even to your car. Alternatively, use any 12V DC center positive battery. The mini USB port enables the mount to be updated to the latest software version through your computer. An autoguiding plug rounds things off yielding even more tracking accuracy.
HM3 polar alignment scope with illuminator
FMW-200 wedge for stability and easy polar alignment
The FMW-200 wedge was designed with the LighTrack II in mind. Its the perfect match to your LighTrack II. Polar alignment has never been easier and all this is because of of its massive body and the excellent friction strip. The materials used in the FMW-200 include aluminium, stainless steel and 7075 aluminium alloy making the wedge sturdy and light. The unique fine tuning arm further enhances polar alignment.
SPECIFICATION OF LIGHTRACK II MOUNT:
|Maximum tracking time||107 min|
|Periodic error||< +/-1 arc, (8 min)|
|Recommended longest focal lenght||500 mm|
|Recommended longest exposure duration||6 min|
|Recommended max telescope weight (without balanced counterweight)||6 Kg|
|Recommended max telescope weight (with balanced counterweight – ONLY FMC-100)||12 Kg|
|Directions||Northern hemisphere, southern hemisphere|
|Tracking speed||Sidereal, Solar, Lunar, Half|
|Tripod fixing||3/8″ or 1/4″ photo thread|
|Camera (ballhead) fixing||3/8″ photo thread|
|Dimensions||280 x 140 x 80 mm|
|Mount weight||1,3 kg|
|Voltage||5.5/2.1 center positive DC plug|
|Current draw||~150 mA|
|Built in battery||no|
SPECIFICATION OF FMW-200 WEDGE:
|Dimensions /Weight||140x120x100 mm (5,5×4,7×3,9 inches) /1,1 kgs (2,4 lbs)|
|Maximum recomended weight of the camera and lens or telescope||12 kgs (11 lbs)|
|Latitude range greater than||0-75 degrees|
|Azimuth adjustment||15 degrees|
|Tripod mounting||UNC 3/8 ” photo thread|
|LighTrack II mounting||2x metric 6mm allen screw|
|Other equipment mounting||UNC 1/4 ” photo thread|
RETICLE OF HM5 POLARSCOPE
FMC-100 counterbalance kit€366,00 (exc. VAT) Add to cart
The FMC-100 counterweight system would be a great addition to increase the payload of your LighTrack II mount. FMC-100 gives you the optimum performance with heavier camera lens or telescope.
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