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ALCOR-SYSTEM has installed several fork mount telescope with our directdrive system (motors, encoders, controller and software). Both axis were equipped. These fork mounts have all axles brakes. Below, a 500mm F3.7 fork telescope installed in Chile, This telescope is operated remotely from France. It has absolute positionning capability, and 72 millions step encoders per rotation. Since the telescope is operated remotely, it requires very high reliability and performance. Put in operation in Nov 2017. Please see here the result of this telescope.
ALCOR-SYSTEM won a call for tender issued by Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur in July 2018 to design and build an Altaz-Mount to be installed at Calern Observatory More details on requirements can be found in this PDF file (Universcity Altaz mount). It was jointly designed with Astr'Industry, and this mount will be dedicated for satellite tracking, occultations, and weights 600 kg. This mount will accommodate a special 500 mm telescope, and has two optical tables on its sides. Preliminary tests showed that this mount has very good pointing and tracking performances. This is a pending project, and will be installed into its dome in spring 2020. The span of this mount is 2.2 m