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Takahashi EM-500 Temma-2 GOTO Mount
This is a Observatory Class Mount
Price Lowered for Quick Sale

This mount is about 7 years old and has been in storage for the last 4 years.
It does have some marks on the outside of the mount (SEE PHOTOS)

ONLY COMES WITH WHAT IS LISTED BELOW

Package comes with the Following:
EM500 Temma II Mount ($13,020.00 NEW)
Custom 12' RS232 Cable for Computer Control
Keyspan/Tripplite USB to Serial Converter $39.00
2 x 22lb counterweights
2 Extra 22lb counterweights ($279.00 Each New = $558.00)
120v to 24v Power Cable 

Hand Controller not Included

Total Cost New Would be $13,617.00 - $295.00 (Cost of Controller) = $13,322.00
Selling this Observatory Class Mount for
ONLY $5300.00
That's a Massive $8000 Savings off the cost of a new one.
PACKING AND SHIPPING Not Included


The Mount is heavy with packing about 112 lbs
The Mount itself will be wrapped in plastic and then packed in foam
It will then be double boxed for protection
The Counterweights will go USPS Flat Rate Boxes (2)

No tripod or pier
included.

You do not need the hand controller for the mount to function.
AS A MATTER OF FACT MOST PEOPLE DO NOT USE IT.
It is most of the time controlled via a laptop or wireless device.
It will run right from a laptop or computer with the ASCOM Drivers via a RS232 Interface.
The other option is to use the
SkyFi Wireless Adapter, Orion StarSeek Wireless Telescope Controller
or any compatible wireless adapter

A PC or Wireless Interface is required for GoTo operations.

Mount Has been tested and is fully functional using The SkyX, Starrynight 7 Pro Plus and The Sky 6

The standard controller that it is missing can be ordered from Takahashi America in Houston Texas.
I have checked and the standard controller would cost around $295.00
They
now have a upgraded full function GoTo Hand Controller that is around $985

Takahashi EM-500 Temma II Equatorial Mount

Takahashi EM-500 Temma II Equatorial Mount

The state-of-the-art Takahashi EM-500 Temma II mount has a tracking
accuracy that is guaranteed to +/- 3.5 arc seconds without periodic
error correction and it runs off of 12v or 24V DC. The EM-500 Temma II slews at
560X the Sidereal rate at 24 volts and 260 the Sidereal rate at 12 volts . The Temma II GoTo System can be operated via
The Sky, Level IV software (and more) and is closed-loop. This means
that the telescope can be moved manually without restarting the GoTo
system. The mount can also be operated in manual (non-GoTo) mode without
connecting to a computer and dual-axis tracking is available in this
mode.

The self-contained illuminated polar finder is accurate
to two arc minutes of the pole. Autoguider and CCD cables are available
for most CCD cameras including serial, RJ-11, and USB connectors. Main
gears are phosphor-bronze with matching poly-steel worms for greater
accuracy and durability vs. aluminum & stainless steel. New,
precision micro-stepping motors provide high durabilty with softer
pulse-peaks for better imaging. No need for servos and variable-voltage
systems that reduce longevity.

Despite being observatory
quality, there's no need to hide the Takahashi EM-500 Temma II indoors.
It can be easily installed on a portable pier and polar aligned in just
minutes thanks to the intergrated polar finder, easy balance and
precision of this system. This rock solid mount is capable of taking on
large OTAs and your most demanding astrophotography applications!

Specifications for Takahashi EM-500 Mount

  • Type German Equatorial Mount
  • R.A. slow-motion Motor driven
  • DEC. slow-motion Motor driven
  • Azimuth adjustments 15 degrees
  • Elevation adjustments 1 to 50 degrees
  • Polar finder / Accuracy Built-in / 2'
  • R.A. setting circles accuracy 10" DEC. setting circles accuracy 2 Degrees
  • Encoders Supplied
  • Weight 45 kg
  • Counterweights 2 x 10.5 kg
  • Maximum loading capacity 45 kg (without counterweight)
  • Optimum loading capacity 30 kg (without counterweight)
  • Operating voltage 12V / 24V DC
  • Power consumption 12VDC : 0.52A (NS, sidereal rate and tracking
    speeds) ; 1.4A (HS, pointing speed)
    24VDC : 0.39A (NS, sidereal rate
    and tracking speeds) ; 1.55A (HS, pointing speed)
  • Tube mounting With TMP0210 or TFK2210 plates, 2 x M8 screws (35mm) Not Included
  • Mounting capacities Tube rings, plates and dovetail mounting plates
  • R.A. axis diameter (material) 50 mm (bronze)
  • R.A. worm gear shaft diameter (material) 25 mm (iron)
  • R.A. gear diameter (material) 149 mm/144 teeth (bronze)
  • DEC. axis diameter (material) 50 mm (aluminum)
  • DEC. worm gear shaft diameter(material) 25 mm (brass)
  • DEC. gear diameter (material) 149 mm/144 teeth (bronze)
  • Type Temma-2
  • Stepper motor accuracy 115 pps
  • Slow motion speeds R.A. : 0.1x to 1.9x sidereal rate
  • Dec. :  1.5' to; 13.5' (by increment of 1.5'/sec)
  • High speed mode @12V. : 260x sidereal rate (R.A. and DEC.) @24V. : 520x sidereal rate (R.A. and DEC.)
  • Worm gear shaft cycle 10 minutes
  • Tracking accuracy +/- 3.5"
  • Autoguiding SBIG compatible (with mini-DIN PS2 connector)
  • PC connectivity RS-232 serial port (with S-VHS to DB-9 cable, supplied)

Takahashi Product Number: TSM7100

Additional Information

Accessory Tray Included No

Condition Used

Counterweights 4x22 lbs.

GPS included No

Hand Controller Not included

Head Design Equatorial

Latitude Range 50 degrees

Manufacturer Takahashi

Mount Electronics Dual Drive

Power Supply included AC Wall Adapter

Saddle Width Takahashi

Tripod or Pier included No

Weight Capacity 120 lbs.

Weight of Head 99.2 lbs.

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SHIPPING TO THE US 48 STATES ONLY
SHIPPING TO Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico
is possible by will not be cheap.

International shipping through the eBay Global Shipping Program Only.
I
WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGED PACKAGES AND CONTENTS BECAUSE
OF MISS-HANDLING BY CUSTOM AGENTS OR INTERNATIONAL CARRIERS IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE THE USA YOU ARE TAKING FULL
RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE TO THE ITEM.


SHIPPING INFORMATION
We normally Ship within 2 to 4 business days after payment is cleared. 

We ship by USPS, Federal Express or UPS, our choice. 

We will ship just about anywhere in our Universe. There are some places we wont ship because of bad Aliens.
We accept PayPal and only ship to the bidders confirmed PayPal address. 
Foreign buyers are responsible for their customs tax & brokerage fees.

I
WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGED PACKAGES AND CONTENTS BECAUSE
OF MISS-HANDLING BY CUSTOM AGENTS OR INTERNATIONAL CARRIERS
IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE THE USA YOU ARE TAKING FULL
RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE TO THE ITEM.

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Local Pickup is also welcome on the Planet Earth.

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If Item is found to be defective I will refund your PayPal account the total you paid + return shipping costs.

If
I find that the item is non-defective, there will be a restocking fee
of 20%.
I will refund your PayPal account - the 20% restocking fee and
return shipping will not be refunded.

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