Kenko NES tracking mount

Reviving a 1990 model Kenko NES EQ3 mount

Update (January 2016): I have recently built an Arduino-based stepper motor controller. For inquiries, kindly leave a comment below or send an email to

This Kenko NES tracking mount is classified as an EQ3 mount. I got this mount from a surplus shop in relatively good condition but without the motor controller and counterweights, and sold “as is” with no assurance that the motor will work since it is already 2 decades old (1990 model)! In any case, this particular model is made in Japan, the sole reason and my motivation for considering it.

I had to build a stepper controller from scratch (I would have wanted to purchase one, but I could no longer find it on the Internet, perhaps it was already phased-out). Recent upgrades in my DIY controller has given this mount autoguiding capabilities.

Kenko NES mount mated with a Sky-Watcher 100 ED refractor

Since May 2011, I have been using this mount in my imaging setup and I am more than happy with its performance.

For tutorials on how to get started with astrophotography, click here.
For DIY astronomy projects useful for astrophotography, click here.
To subscribe to this site, click here.

© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s