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Status: Active  Advert Category: Mount-Pier-Tripod  Advert # 134373
Hypertune your SynScan EQ6/AZ EQ6GT mount to sub-arcsecond performance at full payload. Approx 2 week turnaround
We are now the biggest mount tuner in Europe with peerless experience in remanufacturing equatorial mounts, with over 500 of them operating in the UK and worldwide.

Our 2nd Generation EQ6 or NEQ6 mounts refresh your secondhand EQ6/NEQ6/AZEQ6GT from AstroBuySell, into a high performing sub-arcsecond (when guided) astro-photography platform.

Our latest DarkFrame Generation Tuned EQ6/NEQ6-AZ EQ6 GT mounts typically run at a Peak-to-Peak Period Error of circa 8 ArcSec), which is 4-6x better from factory spec. Guided, all our mounts are now sub-arcsecond capable under PHD2, running typically 0.3-0.5 arc-seconds RMS or less under full payload, with a guided PE of 0.5 arc-seconds, depending on seeing. This is proven Customer supplied data across dozens of mounts under UK & European skies, not a factory test.

This translates into up to 10 minutes unguided, with an ED80, 7 mins with an 102ED, and 5 minutes unguided with a 200P Newtonian.

The next closest imaging mount to this level of performance is over 3000+! Our EQ6 StellarDrive with precision worm-gears exceeds the performance of a Takahashi EM200.

We strip, clean, re-profile and re-lubricate the mount. Our greases are 6 a gram, and is not bicycle lube! We correctly fit a Rowan Astronomy Belt Drive kit and fit our high precision Hybrid-Ceramic Worm-Gear Bearings, that eliminate backlash, and ensure the smooth running of the drivetrain.

We can also rebuild your EQ6 if you have previously fitted a kit and are struggling to get decent performance. Over a third of our build are re-installations of these belt-kits! Our builds are at least twice as good as a self-install. 40% of our EQ6 work is refitting these kits. Other components are also re-engineered improve the accuracy of the mount. This is just 289.

The result is that our customer supplied PHD2 data confirms less than 4 arcsecs RMS unguided and circa 0.5 arcsecs or less, under ideal conditions. 0.99ArcSec/min RMS drift at 5000mm focal length is proven over several reference mounts independently. Guiding response is improved by over 40%. Importantly, our build quality based on our evolved Zero Drop Frame methodology means you get more imaging done than a stock mount, with much longer exposure times too! Native period error is better than 8 arcsconds, and that's without a precision worm-gear!

Also, you can image at full 20Kg payload very reliably as tested by many customers, not the 50-66% often quoted for AP work on a stock mount. Why upgrade to a bigger mount?

We are so confident of our mount build quality, that we offer a 2 year world wide warranty on our Hypertuned EQ5, HEQ5, (N)EQ6 EQ6-R and AZ EQ6 GT mounts.

Prices start from 289 to 529 for an EQ6/AZEQ6GT, with Ceramic Bearings that can perform like a higher end mount down to 0.3 Arc-Seconds from our latest Build Type! Each mount is meticulously rebuilt then tested and run-in 4-6hrs before sign off.

If you are happy with your payload then just hypertune your EQ6 and extend its lifespan. This can save you hundreds or thousands of pounds in switching to a premium mount that performs similarly.

This is more than just a belt-drive, bearings and some grease! In our StellarDrive 6 only the motors and the electronics remain untouched. It really is highly upgraded.

We also service/repair/tune Celestron, iOptron, Losmandy, Vixen and Takahashi EQ mounts and offer our StellarDrive SPX worm-gears for nearly every mount. Why buy new? Just upgrade your mount.

PLEASE READ! - We also offer axis bearing packs if your mount is over 5 years old for a totally revitalised mount. If your mount is more than 7 years old it will be in need of a complete strip down. Lubricants will fail over time. We are getting in 10+ year old mounts now with excessive RA wear, that are no longer suitable for AP work. Payload is key, and an unserviced mount will wear faster. Our servicing will last 3-5 years depending on use. We urge you to take heed of this advice gathered from the experience of hundreds of mounts.

Please get in touch if you have an older mount, we may be able to help diagnose it, to see if it is worth tuning or refurbishment. We have been able to successfully revitalise 20 year old mounts, to sub-arcsencond performance once run-in!

29 ThreeWay Shipping! Fully insured we send you a box and packaging, collect the mount, tune it and return it to you in a two-three weeks depending on mount and work needed.

Phone or e-mail for details - dave@darkframe.co.uk

http://www.darkframeoptics.com/category/hypertune-mount-uk

Check out our customer testimonials as they have put our mounts to the test! The figures we quote are our customers data.

http://www.darkframeoptics.com/page/testimonials




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Click to visit us! try a telescope for a week or two dew, focuser, power controls Experts in Astronomy Workshops, Tutorials, Guides, Books on-line astronomy store Amateur Astrophotography Magazine North Star Astronomy 203mm f12 apochromatic refractor
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