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The Celestron Universal Barlow & T-Adapter is three accessories in one2X Barlow: Use during visual observing to double the magnification of every 1.25” eyepiece you own Prime Focus Photography: Use the T-Adapter portion of this accessory to transform your telescope into a giant telephoto lensTele-Extended Photography: Use the T-Adapter with Barlow to get double the magnification of prime focus modeT-threads accept camera brand-specific T-Ring (sold separately) This 1.25” accessory can be used three ways: as a 2X Barlow for visual use, as a prime focus T-adapter, or as a “Barlowed” T-adapter for double the magnification and the benefit of extra inward focus travel. The Universal Barlow & T-Adapter can be used as a 2X Barlow right out of the box. Insert any 1.25” eyepiece into the chamber and you’ll enjoy double the magnification, while retaining all the eye relief of the inserted eyepiece. The Celestron Universal Barlow & T-Adapter can also be used for prime focus photography, which means you use the telescope as a photographic lens—a very big photographic lens! Just unscrew the bottom section of the unit to remove the Barlow and slide the chrome barrel into the telescope’s 1.25” focuser or adapter. Lock it firmly in place with the focuser or adapter thumbscrew. T-threads on the top of the adapter screw into a T-Ring (sold separately) that is designed to attach to the brand-specific mounting flange of your DSLR or SLR camera. Please note that some telescopes, especially “fast” refractors and Newtonians, may not have enough focus travel to allow the photographic image to come to focus when used in prime focus mode. In these instances, adding the Barlow to the T-Adapter will allow the telescope to reach focus. In “Tele-Extended” mode, the Barlow doubles the focal length and f/ratio of your telescope, resulting in an image on the sensor or film plane that is twice the size of a prime focus image.Prime focus and tele-extended photography are popular for short exposure images of terrestrial objects as well as celestial objects like the Moon.
carmarthencameras Universal Digital Camera Mount for Camera to Telescope Mounting 50823
This amazingly versatile adaptor simply clamps around any eyepiece (between 28mm and 45mm in diameter) and has a micro metrically controllable camera mounting platform that will allow any camera with a tripod fitting point to be attached. No additional adaptor rings are required to mate virtually every camera to any telescope with an eyepiece between 28mm and 45mm in diameter. Once the precise adjustments are made a single lock knob locks the X-Y position in place. You can remove the camera and change eyepieces without a lot of fiddly adjustments. The Universal Digital Camera Adaptor (UDCA)even has a tripod mount to allow you to mount the device directly to a photo tripod if needed (allows some smaller camera/telescope or camera/binocular combinations to be attached to a tripod even if the equipment does not have a tripod fitting of their own).
SkyWatcher Sky-watcher Star Adventurer Gti Astro-imaging Mount Only With Wifi & Autoguider Interface 20326
Since its introduction the Star Adventurer has been at the forefront of the lightweight, portable astro-imaging revolution. And now, with the Star Adventurer GTi, we take the next step with full Go-To performance in a compact package.The exciting new Star Adventurer GTi features a built-in illuminated polar scope for precision alignment, interfaces for USB, autoguider, optional SynScan hand controller, and SNAP shutter control for your DSLR (programmable via Sky-Watcher’s free SynScan Pro app for iOS and Android). The Star Adventurer GTi also includes a dual-position counterweight for use at low latitudes as well as full smartphone control via Wi-Fi. With the added Go-To feature plus multiple tracking rates including lunar, solar, and sidereal, the heavens are yours to capture and explore.With its 5kg payload capacity, the Star Adventurer GTi is well-equipped to handle your DLSR or mirrorless camera sporting a wide-angle or telephoto lens plus accessories, a small aperture astrograph with a dedicated astronomy camera, or simply an OTA for visual use via its 45mm dovetail saddle.The Star Adventurer GTi is the perfect mount for the astro-photographer that wants the ultimate in both performance and portability.(The Star Adventurer GTi is also available complete with tripod and pier extension, code 20327). Controller: Via Wi-Fi using free SynScan App for iOS and Android devices or Synscan Hand Controller (available separately) SynScan App Database: Total 10,000+ Objects. Deep Sky Objects: 10759, including Messier, NGC, IC, Caldwell Catalogues, Named DSOs, Named Stars: 305, Double Stars: 55, Solar system objects: 7 planets, Sun , Moon. (Unlimited objects when working with a 3rd party planetarium software). SynScan App's Other Features: Tonight's Best Sky Tour, Point and Go with a mobile device, Identification of Celestial Objects, Remote control over Internet, User defined objects, Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE) Tracking rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar Built in polar scope with illuminator Dual counterweight positions for use at low latitudes Latitude Adjustment 0～70° Interfaces: USB, ST4 Auto-guiding, SynScan Hand Control Port (Synscan handset available separately), DSLR Shutter Release Port, Built-in Wi-Fi Module Compatible with 3/8" tripod thread 45mm Dovetail Saddle Free firmware upgrades Supplied with 2.3kg Counterweight Counterweight Bar: 20mm diameter, steel R.A. worm gear 180 teeth, 92.5mm diameter. R.A. wheel gear 15.8mm diameter Dec worm gear 144 teeth, 73.6mm diameter. Dec wheel gear 10.8mm diameter DC Servo Motors Resolution RA: 0.35 arc-second; Dec: 0.44 arc-second Power Supply: 8 x AA internal battery pack (batteries not included) or external 12v DC source Payload Capacity 5kg (11 lb) Mount head weight 2.6Kg
SkyWatcher Skywatcher EQ5 Heavy-Duty Equatorial Mount
The very sturdy EQ5 Equatorial mount provides excellent precision and stability and a host of other useful features for the serious astronomer. The mount rests firmly on a large, adjustable stainless steel pipe tripod with an accessory tray. Supplied complete with a bubble level, latitude adjuster with micrometre scale and an azimuth polar-alignment adjuster. It also features engraved aluminium setting circles and manual slow motion tracking controls. An optional polarscope is available for aiding in polar alignment. Optional single-axis and dual-axis D.C. motor drives can be installed for auto-tracking purposes.
“The first impressions of the assembly were of reassuring stability…The 3-star alignment is a great feature of the Go-To facility. Every time we set up, it accurately place the item we wanted in the field of view of our 25mm eyepiece. The more it was used, the easier is was to go straight to an object or star…The alignment process could not be simpler…In all, the alignment process works so well that you can be on a selected object and tracking it accurately within minutes…Overall the EQ5 SynScan gave a new lease of life to our smaller scope. It is easy to carry and it allowed us to give friends and neighbours a quick tour of the delights of the night skies.” -BBC Sky at Night Magazine SynScan TM V.3 Firmware Updateable Hand Control New features include ongoing firmware update ability via the internet, Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE), and capability to store star alignment data. Also can accept new GPS mouse attachment. High precision stepper motors Motor Controller: Microstep driving with auto-power saving feature Resolution: 0.288 arc second Slew Rate: 0.5x, 1x, 8x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 400x, 500x, 600x, 800x Tracking Rate: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar Tracking Mode: R.A. tracking ST-4 type Autoguider Interface: Support 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x 1x guiding rate Maximum Payload Capacity: Approx 9kg Power requirement: 11 to 15 V DC 2 Amp (Tip positive) (Power supply not included) Alignment Method: One-Star Alignment, Two-Star Alignment, Three-Star Alignment Pointing Accuracy: Up to 1 arc min Object Catalogues: Messier, IC, NGC, Caldwell 42,900+ Object Database: Including Planets, Named Stars, Double Stars, Variable Stars & User-Defined Objects Backlash compensation Periodic Error Correction Premium PC Interface: ASCOM compatible, Nexstar-5i compatible protocol and command set User-tunable LCD contrast, LED backlight and buzzer volume
Weighing only 1.3kg, the AZ-GTi is now available as a mount head only and can be connected to a tripod via its standard 3/8" tripod bush. The exciting highly portable Sky-Watcher AZ-GTi Alt-Azimuth Mount, with its built-in WiFi module, has been designed to be controlled wirelessly with your Smartphone or Tablet, using the free SynScan App for iOS or Android. The AZ-GTi creates its very own Wi-Fi network, so the mount can be used anywhere, without any reliance on other WiFi networks. After entering your coordinates into the App and following a simple alignment procedure, you are ready to explore the universe using the App’s intuitive touchscreen menu. The AZ-GTi and SynScan App provides full computerised GO-TO control, allowing your telescope to be automatically slewed to any one of the objects in the App’s extensive database of 10,000+ celestial objects. Incorporates Sky-Watcher’s Freedom-Find™ patented Dual-Encoder Technology, which allows the telescope to be moved manually on either axis without the mount losing its positional information. This gives the user enormous freedom, convenience and flexibility during observational sessions. The mount is quiet in operation, has a payload capacity of up to 5kg and accepts telescopes with standard 45mm Dovetail Bars. Main Features: Controller: Free SynScan App for iOS and Android mobile devices or Synscan Hand Controller (available separately)SynScan App Database: Total 10,000+ Objects. Deep Sky Objects: 10759, including Messier, NGC, IC, Caldwell Catalogues, Named DSOs, Named Stars: 305, Double Stars: 55, Solar system objects: 7 planets, Sun, Moon. (Unlimited objects when working with a 3rd party planetarium software).SynScan App Alignment Method: Brightest Star Alignment, North-Level AlignmentSynScan App's Other Features: Tonight's Best Sky Tour, Point and Go with a mobile device, Identification of Celestial Objects, Remote control over the Internet, User defined objects, Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE)Pointing Accuracy: Up to 10 arc-minute (RMS)Resolution: 2073600 Counts/Rev., 0.625 arc-secondResolution of Aux. R.A./Dec. Axis Encoders: 1068 Counts/Rev., approx. 20 arc-minutesFreedom-Find™ Dual-Encoder TechnologyTracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar, Alignment-Free Solar TrackingSlewing Speeds: 0.5X, 1.0x, 8.0x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 800xTracking Mode: Dual Axis TrackingMotor: DC Servo Motor, Gear Ratio 6480Payload Capacity: 5kg45mm Sky-Watcher/Vixen type dovetail saddleInterface: SynScan Hand Control Port, DSLR Shutter Release Port (optional cables available separately), Built-in Wi-Fi ModuleConnectivity: ASCOM platform for Windows PC, Mobile planetarium App for iOS and Android ( SkySafari Plus/Pro, more are coming).Network Protocol: UDP, Port 118803/8" Tripod BushMount Head Weight: 1.3kgPower Requirement: 8 AA Size Batteries (not supplied) or External Power Supply (DC 7.5~14V, 0.75A) Tip Positive.Sky-Watcher 7Ah or 17Ah Power Tank Recommended.
The HM5 Polar axis finder scope is a very useful accessory for EQ3 and EQ-5 Sky-Watcher equatorial mounts. It speeds up and refines the polar alignment procedure so the observer can spend more valuable time observing, rather than setting up.
Ideal No Fuss, Grab-and-Go Telescope Mount for Easy Visual Astronomy as well as Daytime Terrestrial Observations!! The AZ5 Deluxe Alt-Azimuth Mount Head can be fitted to any tripod via a standard 3/8" screw connector. Constructed from cast aluminium and designed to attach small telescopes up to 5kg in weight, fitted with a 45mm dovetail bar, or other equipment by using the optional L-bracket (available separately). Supplied with two flexible slow-motion cables, one for vertical and one for horizontal smooth fine motion control. The mount can also be moved manually around each axis, for rapid panning and elevation adjustments. Helical Worm Gear Drive: 96 Teeth Alt & AZ AxesMount Rotation Angle (Continuous): 360° (Azimuth), -50° to + 90° (Altitude)Payload Capacity: 5kgTwo-Position Adjustable Altitude Fork Arm45mm Sky-Watcher/Vixen Dovetail Saddle2 x Flexible Slow-Motion Axis Drive Cables3/8" Threaded Tripod ConnectionTotal Overall Weight: 2.3kg
This camera adapter allows you to attach an SLR or DSLR camera onto any astronomical telescopes which use 2" eyepieces. The relevant T2 adapter mount will also be required to attach the camera body to this adapter
The superb EQ3-2 mount receives high marks from experienced observers. This sturdy mount offers precision and stability along with a host of other features for the serious astronomer. The mount rests firmly on a large, adjustable aluminium tripod with an accessory tray. A bubble level allows for quick and accurate levelling. Slow-motion control knobs allow for continuous manual tracking of celestial objects. The precision mount features full 360º worm-gear tracking controls on both R.A. and DEC. axes. Dual metal setting circle dials allow quick location of target using celestial coordinates. An optional polar scope is available for aiding in polar alignment. Optional single-axis and dual-axis D.C. motor drives can be installed for auto-tracking purposes.
The Celestron Universal T-Adapter connects a DSLR or SLR camera to a refractor for prime focus photography The adapter’s chrome barrel slides into any focuser that accepts 1.25” accessories T-Threads accept camera brand specific T-Ring (sold separately) The Celestron Universal T-Adapter connects a DSLR or SLR camera body to a telescope with a 1.25” focuser or eyepiece adapter installed. The T-Threads on the top of the Universal T-Adapter screw into a T-Ring (sold separately) that is designed to attach to the brand-specific mounting flange of your camera. The barrel end of the T-Adapter slides into the focuser, just like an eyepiece, and locks into place with the focuser or eyepiece adapter thumbscrew. Please note that some telescopes, especially “fast” refractors and most Newtonians, may not have enough focus travel to allow the photographic image to come to focus when used in prime focus mode. In these instances, we recommend using the Universal Barlow & T-Adapter (#93640), which will double the magnification, but will allow the telescope to reach focus. Prime focus photography is popular for short exposure images of terrestrial objects as well as celestial objects like the Moon.