Ursa Minor - MC3

Ursa Minor - MC3

The Ursa Minor MC3 is an universal and powerful astronomical telescope controller. Whith this device, you can control equatorial astronomical telescope mounts. It provides goto functionality and it can cooperate with many kinds of autoguiders. The MC3 can be connected to a personal computer and can be used with many planetarium programs.

With handcontroller:  850 EUR (exc. VAT)

Availability: In stock

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This is a versatile telescope controler electronics. This equipment is the optimal choice for all medium to large telescope mounts. It controls the The built-in stepper motors of the mount, allowing the object positioning and tracking. To use this device, you should connect it to a computer, which is running planetarium software (eg, Ursa Minor Pro) or use a hand-held remote control. The device can be easily adapted to most astronomical telescope mounts. With the included (free download) software you can adjust the gear ratio, the current level of the motors and many other parameters. Thanks to the versatile configuration options the motors are running very fine. This capability makes it especially useful for useing at very good atmospheric conditions where the image in the telescope is very sensitive to any kind of small errors. For more information please visit the official website of MC3.

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Main features

  • Freely configurable to most of the medium and large equatorial telescope mounts.
  • It uses bipolar stepper motors in fine microstep mode
  • The unit runs from DC power: 12V-30V, max. 2.5A
  • Maximum motor current: 1,8A
  • The hand controller has a 128 x 64 pixel graphic display with user friendly menu structure
  • Contains built in astronomical database with aprox. 50000 objects.
  • Firmware can be upgraded by the end user.
  • Astronomical database also can be upgraded.
  • Compatibility with most of the planetarium programs: MC3 has a dedicated ASCOM driver with parking and Meridian flip support.
  • Ursa Minor Pro planetarium program developed directly to fully support MC3 and MC5 controllers.

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