Give you more time for unforgettable Astro-images
Astronomy Products – Laser collimators are indispensable tools for aligning the optics of your time-machine-to-the-stars, but many laser collimators of the past had an inherent weakness in which the collimator wasn’t centered in the focuser. This often caused a small gap to exist between the collimator and the focuser’s drawtube, no matter how precise the machining of the collimator’s barrel. HOTECH’s SCA Laser Collimators have solved this problem using a Self-Centering Adapter (SCA) using rubber compression rings that expand evenly against the drawtube and center the collimator perfectly straight in the focuser.
Innovations in design and function
A clever idea that works by using three perfectly aligned laser beams to simulate the parallel rays coming from a distant star, HOTECH’s SCA Laser Collimators work great for quickly aligning the optics of your time-machine-to-the-stars. Stargazers using Ritchey-Chretien, Dall-Kirkham, Schmidt-Cassegrain, and Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes can quickly, efficient and reliably prepare their telescope to continue their “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time”, using the only effective method known to collimate their time-machines-to-the-stars.
HOTECH’s SCA Laser Collimators allow users to perform collimation indoors or outdoors, day or night, using a clear and simple to read display located within a short focal distance of the telescope for diagnosing alignment problems with a telescope optical systems without guess-work. Avoid the frustration of moving between the front and back of your telescope adjusting the corresponding alignment screw, while holding your breath and looking through a high magnification eyepiece trying to reference the concentricity of an image out of focus with HOTECH’s SCA Laser Collimators. You’ll have more time for viewing the universe and taking the unforgettable Astro images you really did all of this work for.
An indispensable tool for the astronomer
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The right equipment makes viewing the universe easier
Astronomy mounts are not all equal
Astronomy Products – Using a sturdy mount to keep your time-machine-to-the-stars stationary is the difference between spectacular moments during your “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time”, and less than fabulous views due to poor performance on the part of your telescope. One of the top heavy-duty mounts for your time-machine-to-the-stars is the Celestron’s CGE Pro German computerized equatorial mount. Light enough at 154 lbs to be transported to the perfect dark sky viewing spot, the Celestron CGE Pro German computerized equatorial mount can hold up to 90 pounds of telescope firmly in place, for timeless and unforgettable moments on your “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time”. Just plug the Celestron CGE Pro into a 12-volt power source and the onboard polar alignment routine quickly and reliably helps you align the mount, even if the celestial pole is hidden from view. Making locating and following the celestial object of your choice across the night sky as easy as initializing the Celestron CGE Pro’s systems and blasting off into the night sky where no man has been before.
Celestron has designed and built some of the best mounts in the business over the years
Track stars and other celestial objects easily
Astronomy Products – Tracking celestial objects as they travel across the night sky using guided wide-field astrophotography usually requires you set up a heavy telescope mount, even if you just need to support a lightweight camera and lens. The 2.2-pound (1 kg) AstroTrac TT320X-AG is small enough at just 17x3x1.5 inches to be easily folded and tucked into a camera bag. This mount unfolds quickly and reliably, and can be mounted on a camera tripod, and then aligned with the celestial pole using the optional polar scope, to track celestial objects across the night sky precisely. The AstroTrac TT320X-AG is compatible with both the AstroTrac Polar Scope, Pier, Wedge, and Head products and allows you to take longer exposures at extended focal lengths, for bright images with less noise. AstroTrac indicates that the TT320X-AG only has a tracking error of about 5 arcseconds, peak-to-peak, over a period of 5 minutes, perfect for wide-field views.
Astronomers need a good star tracking guide
The AstroTrac TT320X-AG uses 8 AA batteries to provide power for its systems, which provides about 10 hours of use, and AA batteries are pretty easy to pick up, so power usage shouldn’t be a problem. The AstroTrac TT320X-AG also has a right ascension auto guiding feature that’s compatible with popular brands of auto guides, like SBIG SG-4, Orion Starshoot, LVI SmartGuider, and auto guiding software like Maxim DL and Ph.D., but you’ll need to order an additional cable required separately, to use this feature.
A Newtonian telescope for the ages
Astronomy Products – Fast-focal-ratio Newtonian telescopes are known for a wide field of view ideal for spectacular wide field deep space observing or high contrast views and images of the solar system. The 8″ Astronomy Technologies AT8IN is perfect for taking pictures of spectacular celestial objects from your backyard or favorite dark sky spot. A good choice for your first time-machine-to-the-stars, or as a gift for a young mind looking to expand horizons, the Astronomy Technologies AT8IN includes features that will impress the professional astronomer. Mirrors with a 91 percent enhanced reflectivity, a tube optimized with internal baffles for improved image contrast, a built-in cooling fan, a 2″ dual-speed Crayford focuser, and an 8×50 finderscope in a quick release bracket are all included, for the relatively small price of $449. Just add a suitable mount and you have a time-machine-to-the-stars ideal for a “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time”.
Deep sky viewing or just looking at the moon
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