September 8 2017, Stefan Taube
Now is a good time to get prepared for the dark season: Celestron CGE Pro telescopes are now available with 20% discount!
The CGE Pro is the most powerful mount from Celestron. It is able to carry the large 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain optics or the RASA astrograph without any strain. However, with its sturdy tripod, this mount is still suitable for mobile use.
Choose your CGE Pro telescope:
- SC 235/2350 925 CGE Pro GoTo for EUR 6,116 You save EUR 1,529
- SC 235/2350 EdgeHD 925 CGE Pro GoTo for EUR 7,196 You save EUR 1,799
- SC 279/2800 EdgeHD 1100 CGE Pro GoTo for EUR 7,996 You save EUR 1,999
- SC 356/3910 1400 CGE Pro GoTo for EUR 10,396 You save EUR 2,599
- SC 356/3910 EdgeHD 1400 CGE Pro GoTo for EUR 12,236 You save EUR 3,059
- Astrograph S 279/620 RASA CGE Pro GoTo for EUR 8,876 You save EUR 2,219
You already have a large telescope? No problem, we currently also offer the CGE Pro mount without optics for a very favourable price!
This offer ends on the 30th of September 2017. Order now!
March 27 2017, Stefan Taube
The equatorial mount with GoTo functionality is not necessarily a must-have. Sometimes you just want to have a quick look at the moon or the planets, search for a comet or observe large areas of the sky with a suitable refractor. In this case, an uncomplicated and quickly available azimuthal mount is fits the bill.
The new Twilight I AZ from Explore Scientific is just such a mount. It accommodates telescopes with a weight of up to eight kilograms – which is quite strong for a mount of this class.
Moving to the desired objects is a simple task: With just one lever each you can loosen the clamps of the elevation and the azimuth axis and quickly move the telescope. Once you have retightened the clamps, you use the two flexible shafts and the precision worm gear for fine tuning and tracking.
The mounting saddle accommodates telescopes with a prism rail, compatible with the very popular Vixen standard. With the enclosed Allen key, the mount arm can be adjusted to optimize the viewing height of your optical system and to make sure that the telescope will not hit the tripod leg. Speaking of tripods: the Twilight I AZ comes with a steel tripod with extendible legs and an eyepiece tray.
The mount Twilight I AZ is currently available for a price of 279 Euro – an excellent price for a mount of this quality!