Sharpstar has announced its new Mark III German Equatorial Mount with a harmonic gear system. Weighing 8 kg without counterweights, Sharpstar rates its load-carrying capacity as 18 kg without counterweights, and 26 kg with counterweights added. A dovetail saddle accommodates both Vixen and Losmandy style platest. A CNC-machines hand controller is included, or the Mark II can be controlled via a USB or WiFi connection. Up to nine stars can be used during alignment.
MSRP: Head : $2895; Tripod: $495