£448.00

AstroTrac TT320X-AG Imaging Platform

More Bang for your Buck!
With the TT320X-AG you can take longer exposures at longer focal lengths allowing you to create brighter, less noisy images. Fully compatible with the AstroTrac Polar Scope, Pier, Wedge and Head.

NEW! - Autoguiding
Get pin sharps stars at longer focal lengths with the TT320X-AG's right ascension autoguiding capability. Compatible with popular ST-4 autoguiders such as the SBIG SG-4, Orion Starshoot, LVI SmartGuider, and with popular autoguiding software such as MaximDL and PhD. Autoguiding requires an additional cable which you need to order seperately.

Super Accurate Unguided Tracking
The phenomenal unguided tracking accuracy of the TT320X-AG has to be seen to be believed. You can easily capture pin sharp stars at 200 mm or more focal length. The only other mounts which can match the unguided tracking accuracy of the TT320X-AG cost many thousands more.

Most DSLR camera exposures are around 5 minutes or less. The TT320X-AG has typical unguided tracking error of around 5 arcseconds peak-to-peak or better over a 5 minute period.

Your TT320X-AG unit is individually calibrated at the factory, so the tracking rate is exactly right. You don't need to waste time measuring and adjusting the tracking rate to make sure its running at just the right speed to prevent your images trailing.

Ultra Portable
The TT320X-AG is remarkably compact - its roughly as long and as wide as your forearm. Put it in your suitcase or your computer bag and take it with you whenever you travel.

The ultra portable TT320X-AG weighs only 1 kg (2.2 lb). Despite its minimal weight, the TT320X-AG can easily carry 15 kg (33 lb) of cameras, lenses and telescopes. And you don't need to worry about lumping large power supplies with you either. The TT320X-AG draws minimal power, so you get around 10 hours tracking from a set of 8 AA cells. AA cells also have the advantage of being available just about anywhere in the world.
Quick to Setup, Easy to Use
You can setup the TT320X-AG and start imaging in minutes. Step out into your garden and take advantage of short gaps in the cloud.

Wedge, Pier and Head Compatible
The TT320X-AG is perfectly matched to the AstroTrac Travel System and can also be used with a suitable photo tripod equipped with a standard 3/8" photo thread.

Gorgeous Design and Finish
Every effort has been made to make the TT320X-AG beautiful as well as functional. The aluminium is anodised to provide a scratch and weather resistant finish.

Patent Pending Technology
The TT320X-AG is engineered to strict tolerances to give you optimum tracking accuracy and the reliability needed for years of use.

All units are assembled at the Bristol UK based AstroTrac factory for optimum control over quality.

The majority of components are made from aerospace grade 6082 T6 aluminium for strength and light weight.

All nuts, screws and hardware are made from corrosion resistant stainless steel.

The printed circuit boards are robotically manufactured in the UK to the highest standards using environmentally friendly processes. The TT320X-AG uses two high performance microprocessors running at 20 and 16 million instructions per second.

At the heart of the TT320X-AG is the precision motor and screw assembly which is manufactured in the US to AstroTrac's rigorous specification. The screw is an integral part of the motor to minimise periodic error.

The screw is protected by a transparent screw guard, which is made from polycarbonate, a material commonly used for bullet proof glass and riot shields.

Quality bearings are essential for smooth, accurate movement, so the TT320X-AG uses precision ball and needle roller bearings throughout.

Ian's Thoughts:

The Astrotrac is an innovative new ultra portable mounting that will simplify the process of widefield imaging with DSLR's and small telescopes.

Technical Specs:

Weight 1 kg (2.2 lb)
Load capacity 15 kg (33 lb)
Tracking time 2 hrs
Tracking rates sidereal, solar, lunar
Autoguiding in right ascension with ST-4 compatible autoguider
Tripod mounting thread standard photo 3/8" 16 tpi
Wedge mounting screws 3 x 4 mm x 12 mm
TH3010 scope mounting standard photo 3/8" 16 tpi or 3 x 4 mm x 12 mm screws

£1,515.00

AstroTrac TT320X-AG Travel System

Serious astrophotography on the move is now easier than ever before with the unique ultra portable AstroTrac Travel System. Now you can take your digital SLR camera and small telescope anywhere you choose.

The travel System Includes

AstroTrac TT320X-AG
Polar Scope
TW3100 Wedge
TP3065 Pier
8 x AA Batter Holder & Lead

The stylish TW3100 sets a new standard for high strength compact equatorial wedges. Carrying up to fifteen times its own weight, with the TW3100 you can now realise the full potential of your TT320X with larger lenses and telescopes.

The elegant TP3065 is the ultimate in portable piers created specifically for astrophotographers on the move.

Rigid yet lightweight, the TP3065 provides the ideal platform for your AstroTrac tracking mount and wedge.

Uniquely, the patent pending TP3065 collapses down and packs inside itself, making it easy to carry in the specially designed shoulder bag.

£110.00

AstroTrac TT320x Polar Alignment Scope

High quality Polar alignment scope for achieving accurate polar alignment in minutes with the TT320 Imaging PLatform.

The TT320x has a built in polar arm into which a polar scope Magnetically locates to make polar alignment quick and easy. For transportation and storage the polar arm tucks away neatly between the drive arms.
The polar arm has convenient markings to show which way to un-stow in the northern and southern hemispheres.

The polar arm rotates and clicks every 15 degrees, allowing the polar scope to be positioned with a unobstructed view of the Celestial Pole clear of cameras or telescopes. Astrotrac Polar alignment is quick and easy, usually taking a minute. Simply insert the polar scope through the polar arm using the appropriate adapter. Rotate the polar scope until the reticle is correctly aligned. Then make fine adjustments to correctly align on the celestial pole.

£313.00

AstroTrac TW3100 Wedge

The stylish TW3100 sets a new standard for high strength compact equatorial wedges. Carrying up to fifteen times its own weight, with the TW3100 you can now realise the full potential of your TT320X with larger lenses and telescopes.

Rock Solid
When you've got clear skies, perfect framing, and pin-sharp focus, the last thing you need is flexure spoiling your image. The unique patent pending design of the TW3100 wedge provides a rigid platform for your imaging equipment whilst retaining true portability.

The AstroTrac TT320X is quickly and easily mounted to the TW3100 with three 4 mm stainless steel mounting screws supplied with the wedge.

Tripod and Pier Compatible
The TW3100 is perfectly matched to the AstroTrac Pier and can also be used with any photo tripod equipped with a standard 3/8" photo thread. Contact us to check compatibility with your equipment.

Easy Polar Alignment
Specially made stainless steel adjustment and locking knobs with fine pitch aerospace threads give smooth and precise altitude and azimuth adjustment even under large load.

Compact and lightweight
The TW3100 can be easily carried in your airline luggage thanks to its compact size. Get your holiday or vacation off to a great start by avoiding costly excess baggage charges. Weighing just 2.2 lb (1 kg), you'll be pleasantly suprised by how little space and baggage allowance your TW3100 takes up.

Worldwide Operation
With a latitude range of more than 90 degrees you can use the TW3100 from pole to equator. The easy-to-read latitude scale has 15 degree coarse increments and infinite fine adjustment via the conveniently located altitude adjustment knob at the rear.

£335.00

AstroTrac TP3065 Pier

The elegant TP3065 is the ultimate in portable piers created specifically for astrophotographers on the move.

Rigid yet lightweight, the TP3065 provides the ideal platform for your AstroTrac tracking mount and wedge.

Uniquely, the patent pending TP3065 collapses down and packs inside itself, making it easy to carry in the specially designed shoulder bag.

Compact and lightweight
The TP3065 gives you the solid platform your need for trail free images.

The aerospace grade aluminium main column is held rigidly upright by three stainless steel tension cables.

It takes just a few seconds to hand tighten the tension cables using the specially designed AstroTrac stainless steel tensioners.

If you need additional stability, simply fill your pier with sand bags, stones or the AstroTrac water bag.

Pack and go
You'll love the way the pier's legs and your TT320X pack away into the provided leg roll which in turn packs away inside the main pier column, together with your wedge and polar scope. The result is an easy to carry 6" diameter tube which can easily be stowed on the back seat of your car or carried on an aeroplane.

Flexible mounting options
The top mounting plate comes pre-drilled ready to attach your AstroTrac TW3100 Wedge, Manfrotto 410 Geared head, or other mount.

Built in cable management
Conveniently located holes in the top and bottom plates allow you to pass your USB data and 12 V power cables through the pier preventing tangling.

Expedition tested under real conditions
You don't need to worry about leaving your pier out overnight thanks to the all aerospace grade aluminium, stainless steel and brass construction.

£922.00

AstroTrac TT320X-AG Package

If you are planning a trip soon, this special Autoguiding package has everything you need to start taking great shots of the night sky. Just add your digital SLR camera and lens.

With a total weight of just 5.5 kg (12.1 lb), you can take this kit just about anywhere with you.

Save 10% on the cost of buying the components separately!

This offer includes:

1 x AstroTrac TT320X
1 x AstroTrac Polar Scope
1 x Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod
1 x Manfrotto 486 RC2 Ball Head
1 x Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head
1 x AstroTrac 8xAA Battery Holder & Lead

(8 x AA batteries not included)

£330.24

Astrotrac TH3010 Head

The ultra compact TH3010 makes it easy to mount telescopes on your TT320X. Carrying up to ten times its own weight, framing the perfect shot is easy with the TH3010.

Includes TH3010, stainless steel counterweight bar, one small and one large counterweight.

Rock Solid
For maximum rigidity, the TH3010 is quickly mounted to the TT320X with three supplied 4 mm stainless steel screws. Alternatively, if you want to do a bit of visual observing, you can simply mount the TH3010 straight onto your camera tripod using the 3/8 inch camera threaded hole in the base.

Easy Framing
Tight machining tolerances ensure you'll enjoy silky smooth motion in both axes as you frame your target for the perfect shot. Specially made stainless steel and aluminium locking knobs with fine pitch aerospace threads provide secure locking when carrying large loads.

Telescope Connection
A wide variety of telescope mounting plates can be attached to the TH3010 including the popular Vixen and Losmandy quick release dovetail systems. Let us help you select the right dovetail bar and clamp for your telescope.

Tripod and Pier Compatible
The TH3010 is perfectly matched to the AstroTrac Travel System and can also be used with any photo tripod equipped with a standard 3/8" photo thread. Contact us to check compatibility with your equipment.

Ultra compact and lightweight
Thanks to its compact size, the TH3010 can be easily carried in your airline luggage. Get your holiday or vacation off to a great start by avoiding costly excess baggage charges. Weighing just 4 kg (8.8 lb), of which 2 kg (4.4 lb) is the counterweights, you'll be pleasantly suprised by how little space and baggage allowance your TH3010 takes up.

Beautifully Engineered
The silky smooth anodised aerospace alloy is perfectly complimented by the unique polished AstroTrac stainless steel knobs. You can be confident that the all stainless steel counterweight bar and counterweights will give you many years of corrosion free reliability and handling pleasure.

The TH3010 is manufactured with loving care by highly skilled engineers at AstroTrac's factory in the UK using state-of-the-art CNC machinery.

Specifications

Load capacity 10 kg (22 lb)
Head only weight 1 kg (2.2 lb)
Counterweight bar weight 1 kg (2.2 lb)
Small counterweight weight 0.7 kg (1.5 lb)
Large counterweight weight 1.3 kg (2.9 lb)
Head Deal total weight 4 kg (8.8 lb)
Head height 90 mm (3.5")
Counterweight bar length 390 mm (15.4")
Tripod mounting thread standard photo 3/8" 16 tpi
TT320X mounting screws 3 x 4 mm x 12 mm
TH3010 scope mounting 2 x metric 6 mm threaded holes at 35 mm centres