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 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.
Astronomy Products – Space travellers are always on the go and being able to quickly move from spot to spot can be the difference between the great view and the one the rest of your astronomy buddies are talking about seeing. For the star traveller on a “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time” constantly on the move, Astronomy Technologies Voyager alt-azimuth mount is the perfect base for your time machine to the stars. All you need to do is place your telescope’s Vixen-style dovetail bar in the Voyager’s matching cradle on the altitude axis, tighten the thumbscrews provided, and your time machine to the stars is ready to blast off on your “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time”. The axes of the Voyager are engineered and designed to smoothly move in all directions, with telescopes weighing up to 20 pounds (9.1 kilograms) mounted into place. Adjustable slip clutches enable you to point your time machine to the stars to any region of time and space in the night sky you select for your Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time, and then manually track a celestial object using dual slow-motion controls.
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Zoom eyepieces provide great views of the universe
Astronomy Products – Zoom eyepieces use to be a star-gazing tool astronomers would leave in the camera bag a few years ago. Nowadays, several useful premium quality zoom eyepieces are available for the star-gazer looking for a spectacular view of the universe on their “Journey to the Beginning of Space and Time”. The Hyperion 8-24mm Zoom Mark III eye-piece by Baader Planetarium in Germany is one of the best examples of a useful zoom eyepiece perfect as an accessory for your time machine to the stars, or as the perfect accessory for amateur astronomers using binoculars with barrel diameters of 1.25″ and 2″. The Hyperion 8-24mm Zoom Mark III comes with a seven-element Hyperion Zoom, that’s continuously variable across the focal-length range, with click-stops at 8mm, 12mm, 16mm, 20mm, and 24mm. You can also combine the Hyperion 8-24mm Zoom Mark III with an optional adapter, for connecting any T-threaded camera or accessory to this Zoom eyepiece, all at a price that will surprise you.
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