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BKS Telescope Assembly – Stage 3 – The Single Fork Mount

The powerhouse of the telescope and one of the main reasons away from the superb optics that I chose this telescope.  

Main features of the NexStar Evolution Mount:-

  • Manual release clutches and precision machined worm gears for both axes providing excellent tracking.
  • USB charge port
  • 4 x Aux Ports – utilised to connect hand controller, Star Sense, Motorised focuser.
  • Fully motorized computer go-to: After automatically aligning with StarSense, select and go to objects with a tap on your smartphone.
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery with enough power for 10 hours of continuous observing.
  • Built-in WiFi: No Hand controller required, just use your smartphone which connects to the telescope via WiFi.
  • Tray lighting / logo and WiFi lighting
  • Two captive attachment bolts on the Wedge and excellent locating zones on both the Wedge and the bottom of the mount position the unit precisely. A single threaded attachment bolt is located the top of the unit – I keep this attached to the unit and just loosen to remove thus preventing any accidental dropping of mount!. As you can see a hefty handle is built into the mount arm to aid in carrying the unit.
The top threaded attachment bolt located and tightened to Wedge.
The rear two captive threaded bolts securing Mount to Wedge
Mount located and secured to Wedge.

I will cover the aux ports connecting the various parts of the scope in further blogs

If you have any questions, do get in touch!

You can contact me by messaging me from my contact page by following this link: Click here.

Many thanks – check back soon,

Cheers,

Rich.

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