Available week beginning October 14th is the new IKI CNC Aluminium Pier top adaptor for the EQ8 Mount.
CNC machined from a solid block of aluminium the pier top adaptor has been created specifically for the new EQ8 mount.
It includes a substantial teflon washer for ultra smooth azimuth polar adjustment and an azimuth locating pin.
Also included is a set of stainless steel pier top mounting bolts.
Introduced specifically for the new EQ8 mount this Aluminium CNC made altitude adjustment replacement bolt is a huge improvement on the standard SKywatcher altitude adjuster.
CNC made from aluminium it is a straight swop from the original altitude adjuster.
This is a Vixen/Synta compatible side by side plate for mounting two instruments onto any Vixen/Synta compatible mounting.
The plate is light and compact and features two Vixen/Synta compatible saddle plates with claoms.
Weight is 940 grams
Made of high strength aluminum
Weight: 940 grams
Overall Width: 37.5 cm
Distance between the clamps (center-to-center clamping clamping): 23cm
Avalon Instruments has designed and built this new useful accessory for long exposure guiding during deepsky imaging.
The Avalon X-Guider is a high precision and play-free guidescope aligning device. Unlike conventional guidescope rings, which
rely on pushing screws on to the body of the tube, the Avalon XGuider features a dovetail mounting system (GP 45mm size) for
a quick-release attachment/detachment of the guide scope on the main telescope.
The X-Guider features a very compact body,
an innovative design and a beautiful look. All metal aluminum parts are CNC machined. All screw knobs, designed by Avalon Instruments, have a special ergonomic design and are made with
a special polymer. It features also a very hard anti-scratch anodized surface finish with CNC engraved characters.
The Avalon X-Guider is used to easily locate guide stars during astroimaging sessions and it has been designed after much experience in deepsky astroimaging.
ONe of the most innovational aspects of the Avalon X-Guider: is the ratio between the high loading capacity up to 5 Kg (12 Lbs), and the device weight, of less than 500 g. This is a very useful
characteristic for portability as well as putting significantly less load on your mount.
The X-Guider mechanics are very simple, sturdy,
totally free from backlash in azimuth and free from
flexure in typical working situations.
Standard Version (body only, without lower mounting plate)
Full Versions with lower mounting plate (male or female dovetail bar/plate)
These attractive and well engineered rings accommodate telescopes ranging from 55 to 100 mm external diameter. The rings have a flat base and single fixing point making them easy to attach to a variety of standard plates and mounting platforms.
Main features of the IK-R100 rings include -
low flexure – the generous wall thickness of the ring together with careful material selection makes for a ring with exceptional rigidity. We are not aware of any stiffer ring in this size category.
Soft scope pads – astro.phad’s in-house formulation polymer pads are kind to your scope’s surface finish. Their high coefficient of friction means that less clamping force is required and thus scope tube deflection is also reduced. Replacement soft pads are inexpensive and readily available from Ian King Imaging. Hard delrin pads for heavier duty use are also available.
Ergonomic chunky knobs – generously proportioned acetal thumb wheels that accommodate fingers and don’t cut into you. The scalloped design means that they are easy to use with gloves and cold fingers. These are specifically made for the job, not just the cheap, mass produced injection moulded knobs found on some models.
Simple, clean design and well crafted – individually hand finished and black anodised in-house to over 25 microns by astro.phad.. We think they look great!
The set includes a complementary spare set of soft pads and two M6x25 caphead screws, nuts and washers suitable for fixing the rings to an appropriately prepared plate up to 14mm thick. Note that if holes are to be prepared to suit these fixings use either a 6.4mm or ¼” drill.
Astro.phad are extremely proud to be able to declare that these rings are designed, manufactured and assembled entirely in the UK.
Features full alt-azimuth control for quick and precise alignment of guidescope with main telescope. Standard Sky-Watcher/Vixen dovetail saddle plate. Fits onto Sky-Watcher tube ring via camera mounting bracket.
Multi-function rechargeable power supply for use with Sky-Watcher SynScan and SupaTrak mountings
250A Cranking Amp, Jump Start System – 5 sec
Radio – AM/FM/SIREN
Angle adjustable Halogen Spotlight – said to be 800,000cp
Built-in Circuit Breaker and fuse to Ensure Safe Operation
Diagnostics L.E.D. shows Battery Status
Multi-Voltage D.C. Output – 12V/9V/6V/3V
Cord Storage Compartment
Built-in booster cable set in a well protected compartment
Detachable flashlight with ON/OFF/FLASH function
Built-in 12V 17Ah Sealed Lead-Acid rechargeable battery
DC Cord with car plug is included
Mains charger, with UK & Euro adaptor plugs
21 CM dovetail plate which is compatible with Skywatcher EQ5 and Vixen GP/Sphinx mounts.
33.5cm dovetail which is compatible with Skywatcher EQ5 and Vixen GP/Sphinx mounts.
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