We would like to present to you a small selection of items that we included in the range recently:
- Friction brake for the height axis. This enables the use of heavy eyepieces.
- Filters for observing the sun in safety.
- Crayford focuser with reduction for fine focusing.
- 2″ wide-angle eyepiece and Barlow lens
- Eyepiece tray
With the XT10 PLUS you will receive an easy-to-use telescope with small improvements for even better performance and more fun during your observation sessions!
There is also an 8-inch Dobson by Orion in this improved version: XT8 PLUS.
The AZ-EQ-5 mount by Skywatcher is actually not new. You will receive this mount immediately with a classic tripod as you known it with other mounts. Until now, Skywatcher delivered the mount with a column where the tripod legs didn’t fit right under the mount. This tripod was very compact for carrying, but not as sturdy as the classic tripod.
The AZ-EQ-5 mount is a real all-purpose mount that can take up to 15 kg: It is very light to carry and can be operated in either equatorial or azimuthal position, so for either astrophotography or for simple observation.
The mount is, thanks to the toothed belt drive, relatively light and fitted with the latest version of the SynScan computer control system.
The small optics with an aperture ratio of f/5.9 weigh less than 1.5 kg and can be combined with a photo mount. You will receive a light, compact system for travel with which you will achieve amazing wide-angle shots of nebula regions of the Milky way – all that’s missing is the suitable flattener and a DSLR camera.
We are constantly extending our range of cameras by ALccd-QHY. We have recently added the the 9c Colour camera. It has a Kodak KAF-8300 sensor: 8.9 megapixels with a 22.5 mm diagonal and 5.4 µm pixels.
The most important information;
- The chip is fitted with microlenses.
- The active cooling with a larger fan cools down the camera to 50 °C under the ambient temperature.
- The 32 MB SDRAM buffer ensures a quiet transfer of the images.
This camera meets the high requirements of advanced astrophotographers.