Finally, a universal tracking kit is available, which is easy to assemble and handle. Consisting of a telescopic sight, a tracking camera and the required prism clamp you can start long-term photography with active tracking control (autoguiding).
The apterture of the guide scope has a diameter of 90mm and a focal length of 500mm.
Simply mount the prism clamp with the mounting screws on the carrying handle of the BRESSER Messier and EXPLORE-SCIENTIFIC telescopes and the AR90 / 500 guide scope with tracking camera can already be fixed stably parallel to the main telescope. The tracking camera can now be connected directly to the ST-4 compatible autoguider socket of your telescope mount. Connect the tracking camera via USB cable to your Windows computer and install the camera drivers and any Autoguider software - now you can start with the astrophotography.
The prism clamp has 2 x 6mm countersunk holes (35mm hole spacing) and 3 further 1/4 "photo tapped holes to allow for versatile adaptation to a variety of other telescopes and adapter plates. The tracking camera is very useful for tracking, imaging of planets and even deep-sky objects.
Full HD Camera: One of the main characteristics of the new back-illuminated SONY IMX290 CMOS sensor is the high sensitivity to light which makes it possible to capture also deep-sky objects without active cooling. SONY has increased the quantum efficiency up to 77% at 533nm wavelength which is much better than other CEMOS sensors could achieve in the past.
Connect this camera with the build-in ST-4 port direct to your telescope mount and take pictures also with long exposures times of several minutes. Now you have always a suitable guiding star available because of the extra light-sensitve camera also at short exposure times. ST-4 connecting cable is also included. Easy automatic tracking at it´s best.
Note: The autoguider software is not included. You can use PHD Guiding, Guidedog, Metaguide, Guidemaster (Freeware) or AstroArt, MaxIm DL (chargeable).
Scope of delivery:
- Guiding-scope BRESSER Messier
- Guiding-camera BRESSER GPCMOS02000KPA color
- Universal dovetail-clamp for 44 mm dovetail rails (Messier/ES/GP/Vixen)
- USB 2.0 cable (camera to computer)
- ST-4 cable (camera to teleskope mount)
- Camera driver software + ASCOM driver
- Imaging software