Takahashi EM-11 equatorial mount
The EM-11 is a very compact and transportable German equatorial mount, with a maximum loading capacity of 9 kg. The serious amateur will reserve it for OTAs weighting up to 6 kg, such as the TSA-102, Mewlon-180 or Maksutov-Cassegrain of 150mm diameter, in order to take advantage of the effectiveness of a mount oversizing. The tracking accuracy of the EM-11 thus gives its best in using OTAs until their limits in imagery. The EM-11 becomes, in this case, a compact and efficiency EQ mount with an excellent transportability/performances ratio, adapted to the itinerant amateur.
The EM-11 is available in two versions: USD-3 (with double motor drives controlled by handbox), and Temma-2 (with double motor drives and goto capabilities, controlled by handbox or by PC).