Kendrick Astro Instruments Stargate Observer Tent

Every astronomers’ observatory is waiting

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A lightweight and portable observatory you can set up anywhere

Astronomy Products – Kendrick Astro Instruments has been in the business of selling some of the top observer tents in the world for years. Stargazers love the ease of use and set up of Kendrick observer tents, but nothing is perfect, and Kendrick has been listening to its customers. Measuring 10 feet wide by 15 feet long and 6.5 feet high at the center, Kendrick Astro Instruments Stargate Observer Tent is the latest edition to Kendrick’s line of observer tents introduced a decade ago. Still including everything you loved about Kendrick’s original Observatory Tent, the new Kendrick Astro Instruments Stargate Observer Tent has been redesigned to include two separate rooms, one for you to continue your “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time, and another for sleeping away the hours, separated by a polyester wall.
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The Kendrick Stargate II Observer tent dimensions.
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Great for the amateur or professional astronomer

You set up your time-machine-to-the-stars in the 10 foot x 9 foot star-gazing room, and then you and your weary-eyed stargazing companion sleep away the hours of the day in the smaller 10 foot x 6-foot sleeping area. Once the sun goes down and the stars appear in the night sky, you simply head into your observatory and unzip the 6-foot-wide observing flap, and continue your “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time” in perfect comfort. Once you return from your adventure, simply close the observing flap, cover your telescope, and move into the next room for some well-deserved rest.
 
Grab Kendrick Astro Instrument’s Stargate Observer Tent and let your journey to the beginning of space and time continue
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HOTECH’s SCA Laser Collimators

High quality laser collimators are hard to find
A time-saving astronomers tool

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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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Explore Scientific’s 80mm Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Takes You Where No Man Has Been Before

Amateur astronomers join the human journey to the beginning of space and time
One night exploring with time-machine-to-the-stars and you won’t want to come home

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Take a journey backward in space and time to a moment distant beyond your imagination

One small and compact package

Great engineering, timeless design and innovative ideas

Astronomy Products – Explore Scientific is one of the new boys on the eyepiece manufacturing block, with both wide field eyepieces and several fine telescopes perfect for young and old amateur star gazers looking for a usable and reliable time-machine-to-the-stars for their “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time”.
 
Explore Scientific’s 3.15-inch (80mm) f/6 Triplet ED Apochromatic Refractor is built around a triple objective, features a 2-inch dual-speed Crayford focuser, a 8×50 correct-image finder scope, a 2-inch star diagonal with a 1 1/4-inch adapter, and a dovetail mounting plate for securing your time-machine-to-the-stars to many of the most popular alt-azimuth mounts being sold today. The perfect setup for your journey to the stars and one sure to provide you with endless views of space and time you’ll never forget.
 

Your spaceship to the stars is waiting at your local telescope shop

 
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New Eyepieces on the Block

Astronomers need several different eyepieces in order to view the universe
A rising star on the horizon of usable and reliable eyepieces

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Explore the universe using a nitrogen-purged eyepiece

Explore Scientific makes several different kinds of eyepieces perfect for both the amateur and professional astronomer
The 14mm, 9mm, and 20mm eyepieces

The right equipment makes viewing the universe easier

Astronomy Products – The right eyepiece for your time-machine-to-the-stars can make the difference between memorable views during your “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time”, and less than perfect views due to the fact you don’t have the equipment that to observe the universe. Explore Scientific is a new kid on the eyepiece manufacturing block, but the 20mm eyepiece of their 100 Series of eyepieces is quickly gaining fame for producing timeless views of space and time. Similar in many ways to Explore Scientific’s 9mm and 14mm offerings, the 20mm version of the 100 Series features enhanced optical coatings inside a barrel that has been purged with nitrogen and then sealed against the elements. A watertight barrel is a necessity when out in the wild as it will prevent fog from developing inside the barrel as the temperature goes down outside and consequently inside the barrel of the eyepiece. At the same time sealing the barrel against the elements keeps dust and fungus from contaminating the eyepiece and ruining your view of the universe.
 
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Steady Your Time-Machine-to-the-Stars for Timeless Views

The Celestron CGE Pro German equatorial mount

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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

Astronomy buffs need to have a great and reliable mount
German engineering just can’t be beaten and the Celestron CGE Pro is one of the best you can buy

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Portable Mount Sets up Quickly and Displays Unguided Tracking Accuracy

Astronomy gurus will love the tracking ability of this telescope
Folded up the TT320X-AG fits comfortably in a camera bag

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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.

The TT320X-AG looks great and works like a charm

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.

The auto guiding port is ready to start your “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time”

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Board your space-ship-to-the-stars nightly and tour the solar system

A Newtonian Time-Machine-to-the-Stars

This Newtonian is the perfect time-machine-to-the-stars

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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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