This is a complete telescope system. First, you can find objects
quickly with the Digital Setting Circles. It’s like using a super
fast “go-to” system, with your hand supplying the “go-to” power.
Once your target is found, it will hang there in the center of
the field for you to enjoy. Use high powers to enhance the view.
Grab the scope at anytime to move around and explore an area -
there are NO CLUTCHES that need to be disengaged for manual movement.
With the Dual-axis Platforms, a push button box can be used to
center objects or sweep a region like the lunar surface. You can
even do this from your pocket with our new CORDLESS
You are also
set up for photography and CCD imaging. Imagine photographing
with a large Dob! Everything is possible -- from short exposures
on the Moon and planets to long exposure deep sky imaging. There
is NO FIELD ROTATION to deal with, as there would be with an alt/az
drive. The Platform is even autoguider compatible. See
our Astrophotography page for many fine examples of the
kind of imaging that can be done with these Platforms.
are pretty complete. They come with:
optics. The primary mirrors are rigorously star-tested before
they are shipped. All mirrors come with enhanced coatings for
maximum image brightness. The secondaries are hand picked and
tested before installation. Custom focal lengths are available
at added cost..
durable, and lightweight welded aluminum structure on the mirror
box and cell, the rocker box and the top and bottom plates of
the Platform. All Aluminum parts are anodized or powder coated
for maximum protection.
- A Compact
Aluminum Platform, custom made to your specifications is included
in the package. Can be upgraded to Dual-axis.
- Sky Commander
DSCs are standard equipment. They are factory installed. The
new Argo Navis DSC's are also available as an upgrade.
- The renowned
Feathertouch focuser is standard equipment.
covers, a truss tube shroud, mirror cell fans, built-in battery
-- the list goes on -- all is included in the quoted price.
are complete observing systems. They are ready for high power
visual viewing as well as almost any kind of astro-imaging. They
would make a great observatory setup, but are equally at home
in the field.