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ZWO AM5N Harmonic Equatorial Mount
ZWO AM5N Harmonic Equatorial Mount
ZWO AM5N Harmonic Equatorial Mount
ZWO AM5N Harmonic Equatorial Mount
ZWO AM5N Harmonic Equatorial Mount

ZWO AM5N Harmonic Equatorial Mount

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ZWO AM5N Harmonic Equatorial Mount

New version 2 of the highly popular AM5, the AM5N brings upgrades and new features including:

  • Bluetooth compatibility
  • Built-in DC and USB-C ports into the saddle plate
  • The new ports also increase cable management

Traditional equatorial mounts require heavy counterweights and it is usually very difficult to keep balance in RA and DEC directions. These are also inconvenient for transporting and storage. Some of the harmonic drive mounts are relatively simple in functions, insufficient in load capacity, also not very stable in use.

New ZWO AM5N Harmonic Equatorial Mount - the internal structure of the body is optimised with harmonic drive speed reducer, bringing more accurate control and an amazing reduction ratio of 300:1

ZWO AM5N Harmonic Equatorial Mount Main Features:

  • Load capacity - 15kg without counterweight, 20 kg with counterweight
  • Multi-functional - Equatorial and Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • Lightweight Design - no counterweight required
  • Precision Control - harmonic drive speed reducer, reduction ratio of 300:1
  • Hand Controller + App for control - Wi-Fi connections and life star database
  • Supports ASCOM, compatible with lx200
  • Power failure protection
  • Weight: 5kg

ZWO AM5 Harmonic Equatorial Mount Load Capacity


ZWO AM5 Harmonic Equatorial Mount Angle 

ZWO AM5N Harmonic Equatorial Mount comes with Astronomy-dedicated Harmonic Speed Reducer.

ZWO jointly developed with well-known domestic manufacturers to improve the harmonic drive speed reducer according to the actual needs of astro-photography. It comes with very low periodic errors, smooth gearing and high torque. The guiding accuracy is 0.5-0.8 arc seconds, which makes the AM5N mount extremely suitable for astrophotography.

ZWO AM5 Harmonic Equatorial Mount Speed Reducer

ZWO AM5 Harmonic Equatorial Mount PE Curve

ZWO AM5 Harmonic Equatorial Mount with ASIAIR

ZWO AM5 Harmonic Equatorial Mount Functions

ZWO AM5 Harmonic Equatorial Mount Mechanical DiagramZWO AM5 Harmonic Equatorial Mount in the Box


Specifications: ZWO AM5N Harmonic Equatorial Mount

  • Mount Type: Equatorial Mount
  • Mount Modes: German Equatorial Mode / Alt-Azimuth Mode
  • Drive: Harmonic Drive + Synchronous Belt (Reduction ratio: 300:1)
  • Periodic Error: < +/- 10"
  • PE Duration: 288 seconds
  • Drive (RA): Harmonic NEMA42 stepper motor + Model No. 17 (Reduction Ratio: 100:1) + Brake
  • Drive (Dec): Harmonic NEMA35 stepper motor (Reduction Ratio: 100:1) + Model No. 17
  • Load Capacity: 15kg without counterweight, 20kg with counterweight
  • Weight: 5.5kg
  • Latitude Adjustment Range: 0 - 90 degrees
  • Azimuth Angle Adjustment Range: +/- 10 degrees
  • Dovetail Clamp: Losmandy and Vixen-style  500g
  • Interface Thread of Counterweight Shaft: M12
  • Stepper Motor Resolution: 0.17"
  • Max Slew Speed: 6 degrees / second
  • Slew rate: 0.5x, 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 20x, 60x, 720x, 1440x
  • Power Port: DC5.5-2.1 (12V-3A)
  • Power Consumption: 12V / 0.386A (Standby), 12V / 0.58A (Tracking), 12V / 1.5A (GOTO)
  • Guide Port: ST4
  • Communication Interface: USB / WIFI
  • Zero Position: Mechanical
  • Operating Temperature: -20C - 50C
  • Power Failure Protection: Yes

ZWO AM5 Harmonic Equatorial Mount ParametersZWO AM5 Harmonic Equatorial Mount Mechanical Diagram

What's in the Box

What's in the Box: ZWO AM5N Harmonic Equatorial Mount

ZWO AM5 Harmonic Equatorial Mount Head Only

  • AM5 Mount Head
  • Hand Controller Cable
  • Rocker Hand Controller

ZWO AM5 Harmonic Equatorial Mount and Tripod

  • AM5 Mount Head
  • Hand Controller Cable
  • Rocker Hand Controller
  • Carbonfiber Tripod

ZWO AM5 Harmonic Equatorial Mount What is in the Box

Reviews (3)
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3 Reviews:

Game changer
22 February 2023  | 

Arrived within 24 hours of ordering. Having owned various Skywatcher mounts, a CEM120 and a Mesu 200; the AM5 has been by far the best out of the box experience. I think I got a good example as the total periodic error printout only goes +/- 6" (assume build quality is improving now these have been out a while). The compact size and no requirement for counterweights or balancing means you are setup within minutes. I'm not an ASI air user, but I got connected to my usual PC apps no problem, rought polar alignment and it was guiding under 0.5 Total RMS straight away. Absolutly in love with this mount now to test its longevity.

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Quality Harmonic Drive Mount
18 February 2023  | 

I’d had experience of both the Skywatcher synscan goto and EQM35 Pro mounts, but became frustrated with the tracking capabilities of both and the general poor quality control of the brand. So I decided to look at ZWO and harmonic drives. The AM5 was delivered within 24hours, setup is extremely easy (I also use the ASIAIR+), so just a case of plug and play. I have 2 scopes, both well within the 13kg limit for a counterbalance bar. So no balancing required at all. Assuming you do a good polar alignment and guide calibration then you’re good to go. After some trial and error with my setup I’m now getting a combined rms of around 0.8, good enough for at least 300s exposures. I will improve on this with more fettling of my guide camera. The mount is super light compared to the EQM35 and can easily be moved around in one hand. Perfect for portability. Easily broken down too if putting it in a car. A top quality piece of kit from ZWO. Excellent service from Widescreen Centre also.

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Superb Service
25 August 2022  | 

I recently received my AM5 mount in Zambia. It was a long wait from December until ZWO started shipping. Due to family visiting I have not yet had first light, but will do in a couple of days. Initial impressions though are very good. But what I really want to highlight is the service from the team at the widescreen centre. Joseph was superb to deal with, he regularly updated me after communicating with ZWO. Truly a pleasure to deal with. Many thanks.

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