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Last Updated: 07/16/2019

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  #1

Celestron 93648 Deluxe Off-Axis Guider (Black)

Model: 93648   |    Mpn: 93648   |    Ean: 0050234936484   |    PartNumber: 93648   |   Asin: B00DSXW5OU

The Off-Axis Guider is an essential astroimaging accessory for long focal length telescopes that require the most accurate guiding possible. The Celestron Off-Axis Guider uses a prism to intercept a small portion of the telescope s focal plane (outside the field of view of the main imaging camera) to locate a guide star. Any movement seen by the guide star will be the exact same movement seen by the imaging camera. Guiding this way will correct for tracking errors, as well as opto-mechanical errors or flexure. The result: better astroimages with pinpoint round stars.

Features

  • Most accurate way to guide - improved accuracy compared to using a separate guide scope
  • 12.5mm multi-coated prism with aluminized backing for maximum reflectivity and illumination to the auto guider
  • Fixed-orientation helical focuser for easy, smooth and accurate auto guider focus
  • 48mm clear aperture supports full frame cameras without vignetting
  • Includes adapters with the correct spacing for DSLR cameras, Nightscape CCD and other popular astroimaging cameras
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Brand: Celestron   |   Manufacturer: Celestron

Item Dimensions: 9 x 16 x 16 inches (22.9 x 40.6 x 40.6 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 3.9 x 7.6 x 7.7 inches (9.9 x 19.3 x 19.6 cm)

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  #2

Celestron Wedge with NexStar Evolution/SE, Black (93665)

Model: 93665   |    Mpn: 93665   |    Ean: 0050234936651   |    PartNumber: 93665   |   Asin: B018T2D2BY

The new WEDGE for nexstar evolution and SE 6/8 mounts turns our venerable single fork arm telescopes into portable astroimaging powerhouses. Our popular nexstar SE and our new nexstar evolution telescopes are great for astrophotography, however an EQ WEDGE is necessary to take longer exposure images, or to advance further and use an auto guider. Alta-az tracking keeps objects centered, but a long enough exposure will reveal they rotate in the field of view. Adding a WEDGE allows the mount to track equatorially, thereby eliminating field rotation. This WEDGE was re engineered from the ground-up, specifically tailored to the nexstar evolution and se s size and styling. Weight is minimal to keep the whole setup light and portable, yet the platform is sturdy to support taking long exposure astrophotos. Unlock the full imaging potential from your nexstar evolution or SE 6/8 mount with this new WEDGE!

Features

  • Equatorial WEDGE for Celestron nexstar 6/8sec and evolution alt-az mounted computerized telescopes
  • Enables long exposure astrophotography and auto guiding by tilting the telescope azimuth into an Equatorial platform allowing it to track an arc around the Polar axis.
  • For beginners to intermediate planetary and deep space Imagers
  • Captive hardware, tool-less operation, easily adjusts under Load
  • All new hefty yet portable design
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Brand: Celestron   |   Manufacturer: Celestron Acquisition LLC

Item Dimensions: 17 x 11 x 24 inches (43.2 x 27.9 x 61.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 11.02 x 16.57 x 23.46 inches (28.0 x 42.1 x 59.6 cm)

Amazon Price: $279.00 | as of 07/16/2019(5:09am pst)
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  #3

Orion Magnificent Mini Deluxe AutoGuider Package

Model: 24437   |    Mpn: 24437   |    Ean: 0759270244378   |    PartNumber: 24437   |   Asin: B004SFQ9QM

This complete, compact, and convenient autoguiding solution will help you acquire accurate astrophotos easily. Our compact, all-in-one autoguiding solution includes everything you need to enjoy enhanced accuracy in all your astrophotographs. Designed for use with imaging instruments up to 1500mm in focal length, the Magnificent Mini Deluxe AutoGuider package includes a 50mm guide scope featuring a precise helical focuser, StarShoot AutoGuider, dovetail mounting base, and a small adapter plate. The 50mm aperture, 162mm focal length (f/3.2) Deluxe Mini Guide Scope features fully multi-coated achromatic optics and a precise, machined helical focus mechanism to allow for faster, more precise focusing of potential guide stars. The Deluxe Mini 50mm Guide Scope's machined and anodized helical focuser has a fixed-orientation design that will not rotate the installed StarShoot AutoGuider or similar device during focus adjustments. This ensures the field of potential guide stars will not rotate when focus adjustments are made. You'll never have to search for potential guide stars thanks to the Deluxe Mini 50mm Guide Scope's bright and wide field-of-view. Our popular StarShoot AutoGuider features a 1.2" format 1.3MP CMOS sensor with 5.2 x 5.2 micron sized pixels for accurate guiding performance. The dovetail guide scope bracket omits the need for a piggyback oriented guide scope system which can be a hassle to install and balance.

Features

  • Complete, compact, and easy-to-operate autoguiding system designed for precise astrophotographic guiding with instruments up to 1500mm focal length
  • Included Deluxe Mini 50mm Guide Scope with Helical Focuser allows you to focus guide stars precisely for optimal results
  • This complete autoguiding solution includes the popular and easy to use Orion StarShoot AutoGuider - capable of subpixel guiding accuracy!
  • Adjustable-aim dovetail guide scope bracket installs on virtually any astrophotography telescope quickly and easily
  • Very small and compact autoguiding system adds hardly any weight to an astrophotography setup and can conveniently be stashed in an accessory case between uses
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Brand: Orion   |   Manufacturer: Orion

Amazon Price: $360.99 | as of 07/16/2019(5:09am pst)
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  #4

Sky Watcher Star Adventurer Astro Package with Free Star Adventurer Counterweight Kit

Model: Star Adventurer Astro   |    Mpn: S20510 KIT   |    Ean: 0192223042261   |    PartNumber: S20510 KIT   |   Asin: B07FP2FGFL

The Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer is a user-friendly and multi-function mount to satisfy all your needs for astronomy, astrophotography and time-lapse photography. It is a high precision, portable and stable celestial tracking platform for sidereal, solar and lunar tracking with automatic DSLR shutter release control. Also, it contains preprogrammed parameters assisting you to create interesting time-lapse videos with your DSLR. The Astro Package includes the Star Adventurer mount, polar scope illuminator, and dec bracket. Optional EQ base is available. OTA, Tripod are not included Star Adventurer Counterweight Kit For those looking to mount heavier cameras, lenses or telescopes the Star Adventurer counter weight kit is a must. In order to provide smooth tracking and less stress on the mount's motor the counter weight kit allows you to counter balance your payload. With the counter weight kit you can take the Star Adventurer to its maximum payload of 11lbs. For those using heavy full frame camera with popular 200, 300 or 400mm lenses the counter weight kit is a must.

Features

  • Star Adventurer multi-function mount - Polar scope illuminator - Dec bracket - Star Adventurer Counterweight Kit
  • Multiple preprogrammed speeds - Perfect for time-lapse photography, wide-angle astrophotography and astronomical tracking
  • Tracking rate selectable between Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
  • Built in polar scope with illuminator - For exceptionally accurate tracking and long-exposure astrophotography
  • Ultimate Portability - A compact system that easily converts from a tracking photo mount to a grab-and-go EQ astronomical mount
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Brand: Sky Watcher   |   Manufacturer: Sky-Watcher

Package Dimensions: 5 x 8.8 x 9.1 inches (12.7 x 22.4 x 23.1 cm)

Amazon Price: $271.72 | as of 07/16/2019(5:09am pst)
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  #5

Meade Instruments 645003 LPI-G Advanced Lunar Planetary Imager and Guider - Color

Model: 645003   |    Mpn: 645003   |    Ean: 0709942999419   |    PartNumber: 645003   |   Asin: B07BFH1DRR

The LPI-G advanced allows the user to experience Our universe on a whole new level with meade's advanced solar, lunar, and planetary guide camera.

Features

  • Cmos-sony IMX178 image sensor
  • 6.3 megapixels (3072x2048)
  • 1.25 Nosepiece, C-mount
  • Can be Used for auto-guiding, or astrophotography of solar system objects
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Brand: Meade Instruments   |   Manufacturer: Meade

Item Dimensions: 2.36 x 5.91 x 6.5 inches (6.0 x 15.0 x 16.5 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2.24 x 5.87 x 6.46 inches (5.7 x 14.9 x 16.4 cm)

First Available: 2019-01-16

Amazon Price: $379.00 | as of 07/16/2019(5:09am pst)
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  #6

Explore Scientific iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight Equatorial GoTo Mount System

Model: ES-iEXOS-100   |    Mpn: ES-IEXOS-100   |    Ean: 0811803030541   |    PartNumber: ES-IEXOS-100   |   Asin: B07P5VWKPW

The iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight Equatorial Tracker System is a complete astronomical computerized Wifi or Wired GOTO Equatorial Tracker with integrated PMC-Eight electronics suitable for attaching Small Telescopes or DSLR Cameras attached to a standard "Vixen Style" Dovetail Plate. Use with the free ExploreStars App for Tablets (Windows, Android, iOS), or with the free ASCOM Standards Compliant POTH Client from Explore Scientific (either wired or wireless) to work with virtually any sky software that supports ASCOM.The iEXOS-100 utilizes a proven German equatorial mount design and Explore Scientific's revolutionary PMC-Eight precision motion control system to flawlessly navigate the night sky and track objects as they journey across it. This combination provides superior observing and imaging performance without a prohibitive price tag.GOTO systems play an important role in the world of amateur astronomy because they ensure users spend less time searching for particular objects and more time observing and imaging. The PMC-Eight with its versatile connections supported with free to download apps for Window, Android, and iOS, or through the free to download ASCOM POTH Client to connect to your favorite ASCOM Compliant Astronomical Software, can allow you to control the telescope from a few feet away or by communicating computer-to-computer with an Internet connection from virtually anywhere in the world.One of the standout features of the iEXOS-100 system is its

Features

  • iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight Equatorial GoTo Mount - Cable Set - Battery Holder with Tripod Mount - Stainless Steel Tripod - 2x 2.2 lb Counterweight - (Batteries & Power Not Included) - Explore Scientific 1 Year Limited Warranty (Lifetime Warranty with Registration within 60 Day of Purchase)
  • Mount Type: German Equatorial
  • Load Capacity: Astrophotography Gear: 15 lb (16.8kg)Less ThanBRGreater ThanVisual Gear: 19 lb (8.6kg) Including Counterweights
  • Motor: Dual-Axis Micro Stepper Motors with Belt Drives
  • GoTo Capability: Yes
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Brand: Explore Scientific   |   Manufacturer: Explore Scientific

Package Dimensions: 7 x 21 x 29 inches (17.8 x 53.3 x 73.7 cm)

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  #7

Orion 7381 105mm ID Pair of Guide Scope Rings

Model: 7381   |    Mpn: 7381   |    Ean: 0759270073817   |    PartNumber: 7381   |   Asin: B0000XMVOK

This pair of cast-metal rings of 105mm inner diameter attach to a mounting plate for use with Orion guide scopes of up to 80mm aperture. Each ring has three black nylon alignment screws, which will not scratch guide scope finish. Rings attach to mounting plate with two 1/4"-20 hex-head cap screws (included). A small wrench is also included.

Features

  • Two cast-metal rings designed to hold dedicated guide scopes up to 80mm in aperture for guided astrophotography pursuits
  • Each ring features three alignment screws for precise alignment of guide scope with telescope used for astrophotography
  • Interior diameter of each guide scope ring is 105mm - using with guide scopes up to 80mm provides ample alignment adjustment range
  • Non-marring nylon alignment screws will not scratch guide scope finish during alignment adjustments
  • Rings attach to guide scope ring mounting plate (sold separately) with two 1/4-20 hex-head cap screws (included)
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Brand: Orion   |   Manufacturer: Orion

Package Dimensions: 3.5 x 7 x 7.5 inches (8.9 x 17.8 x 19.1 cm)

Amazon Price: $21.00 | as of 07/16/2019(5:09am pst)
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  #8

iOptron 1kg (2.2lbs) Counterweight for SmartEQ and SmartEQ Pro Mounts, White

Model: 4332013247   |    Mpn: 3106-02   |    PartNumber: 3106-02   |   Asin: B00TRS0K56

The iOptron 1kg (2.2lbs) White Counterweight is ideal for SmartEQ and SmartEQ Pro mounts. Once a counterweight shaft is attached to mount the counterweight can be moved and locked in place for optimal telescope balance. It will also fit onto a counterweight shaft with a diameter of 16mm.

Features

  • iOptron 1kg (2.2lbs) Counterweight - iOptron 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Compatibility: SmartEQ and SmartEQ Pro Mounts
  • Diameter: Outer: 3 / 76.2mmInner: 0.63 / 16mm
  • Height: 1 / 25.4mm
  • Weight: 1kg / 2.2lbs
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Brand: iOptron   |   Manufacturer: iOptron

Amazon Price: $25.00 | as of 07/16/2019(5:09am pst)
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  #9

Astromania Deluxe Guide Scope Mount - Quickly and Easily Mounting Your Guide Scope onto Your Main Telescope

Model: SKU_AM_DGSM   |    Mpn: SKU_AM_DGSM   |    Ean: 6970019299013   |    PartNumber: SKU_AM_DGSM   |   Asin: B0734NDZVH

The Astromania Deluxe Guide Scope Mount provides a way of quickly and easily mounting your guide scope onto your main telescope. Features full alt-azimuth control for quick and precise alignment of guidescope. Simply attach this compact component to the piggyback mount of your telescope and you have a parallel mounting for your guide scope. Not only that, but it lets you finely adjust the small second telescope in altitude and azimuth. Have you ever wanted to be able to mount the guide scope onto another telescope without the bother of having to adjust a lot of screws? This becomes easily feasible if all your telescopes have a standard piggyback mount for cameras. The ultra strong and stable Guidescope Mount can be used with "Astromania Premium Dovetail Clamp for Telescopes and Cameras - ASIN:B072BRSB86" for the quick-release attachment/detachment.

Technical parameter:

level adjustment: 15
Vertical adjustment: 5
Carrying capacity: 15KG
Dual device compatible mode
Locked completely with 6 points to ensure perfect rigidity and stability

Packing list:

Deluxe Guide Scope Mount *1
Helical micro rod *2
M6 screw *4
Allen key *3

Features

  • Features full alt-azimuth control for quick and precise alignment of guidescope. An extremely robust and practical unit.It is just as easy to locate a suitable guide star as when using guide scope rings.
  • Precision fine adjustment - finely adjust the small second telescope in altitude and azimuth and the fine adjustment is also easy to operate in the dark.
  • A practical replacement for guide scope rings for compact guide scope, provide a way of quickly and easily mounting your guide scope onto your main telescope.
  • Unlike the conventional guidescope holder, which relies on pushing screws on the body of the tube, the ultra strong and stable Guidescope Mount can be used with Astromania Premium Dovetail Clamp for Telescopes and Cameras - ASIN:B072BRSB86 for the quick-release attachment/detachment.
  • Level adjustment: 15; Vertical adjustment: 5; Carrying capacity: 15KG; Dual device compatible mode; Locked completely with 6 points to ensure perfect rigidity and stability. Packing list: Deluxe Guide Scope Mount *1; Helical micro rod *2; M6 screw *4; Allen key *3.
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Brand: Astromania   |   Manufacturer: Astromania

Item Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.75 x 6.75 inches (10.7 x 17.1 x 17.1 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 3.7 x 4.8 x 7.13 inches (9.4 x 12.2 x 18.1 cm)

Amazon Price: $217.99 | as of 07/16/2019(5:09am pst)
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  #10

Orion 52064 StarShoot AutoGuider

Model: 52064   |    Mpn: 52064   |    Ean: 0759270520649   |    PartNumber: 52064   |   Asin: B001EPND18

The Orion StarShoot AutoGuider's sensor is a high-resolution, 1/2" format 1.3-megapixel CMOS monochrome chip, with 5.2 micro x 5.2 micro pixels for highly accurate guiding. That high accuracy due to the small pixel size means you can use the AutoGuider with smaller, less expensive guide scopes than is possible with other guide cameras. The chip resides in a super-compact, anodized aluminum housing that measures just 2.5" wide by 2.35" long and weighs a mere 4.4 oz. It has a 1.25" nosepiece that can be removed to access a T-thread interface. The AutoGuider's short inward focus requirement of only 15mm from a typical 1.25" Plossl eyepiece makes it compatible with virtually any telescope. The incredible ease of use will appeal to beginning and experienced astrophotographers alike. The included software requires no previous knowledge of autoguiding. It offers automatic calibration and guiding with literally a single mouse click. The camera is powered via your computer's high-speed USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 connection with the included 10' USB cable; no other power source is needed. A 6' RJ-12 cable is also included to connect the AutoGuider to the mount without the need for an additional RS-232 adapter. With the StarShoot AutoGuider, precision autoguiding for deep-sky astrophotography is now easier and more economical than ever. Get one today for your imaging setup! One-year limited warranty. Requires PC running Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or Windows 10 Operating Systems.

Features

  • A refreshingly easy-to-use and affordable autoguider for accurate long-exposure astrophotography. Now Mac compatible with Intel-based Mac computers!
  • StarShoot AutoGuider keeps track of a selected guide star and communicates constantly with connected equatorial telescope mount to correct any tracking errors throughout long exposure astrophotography sessions
  • Uses a 1/2 format 1.3MP CMOS chip, with tiny 5.2 x 5.2 micron pixels for highly accurate autoguiding so your astrophotos feature pinpoint star images
  • Included software offers automatic calibration and autoguiding with a single mouse click
  • Compatible with Mac OS X, Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Windows 8 Operating Systems. Not compatible with Windows 10.
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Brand: Orion   |   Manufacturer: Orion

Package Dimensions: 4.7 x 6.4 x 6.4 inches (11.9 x 16.3 x 16.3 cm)

Amazon Price: $269.99 | as of 07/16/2019(5:09am pst)
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  #11

Meade LX85 German Equatorial Mount & Tripod w/AudioStar, 217000

Model: 217000   |    Mpn: 217000   |    Ean: 0709942998733   |    PartNumber: 217000   |   Asin: B07K5D6M4M

Meade's new LX85 Series features a high-quality, portable, GoTo, German equatorial mount with AudioStar Hand box. The LX85 Series is the perfect choice for the cultivated observer and astro-imager looking to chase deep sky objects! Use as a stand-alone mount or maximize your viewing potential with an array of different optical tubes to choose from. Meade's LX85 Series will keep you looking up for many years to come and sets a standard for mid-sized telescopes at a great price. The LX85 features a Vixen-style dovetail receiver for mounting observing equipment up to 33 lbs., coupled with a sturdy build and low-cog servo-motors that ensure smooth tracking performance. This stable mount can impressively handle slight load imbalances with ease. With its built-in integer gearing motor drive, you'll be able to track through long exposures using Meade's Smart Drive feature for recording permanent periodic error correction (PPEC). Seamlessly image the best parts of the night sky without having to worry about performing a meridian flip. The LX85 mount also includes an integrated autoguider port to readily connect to your autoguider camera, making your astro-imaging experience easy and straightforward. If these features weren't already enough, the LX85 is compatible with the Meade Zero-Image Shift Electronic Micro focuser and wired illuminated reticles. With the included AudioStar hand controller you have easy access to over 30,000-objects that you can view with a simple

Features

  • Meade LX85 GoTo German Equatorial Telescope Mount with Tripod - AudioStar GoTo Hand Controller - Counterweight Shaft - 9-Pound Counterweight - Autostar Suite Astronomer Edition DVD - Meade 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • AudioStar Hand Box- 30,000 Object-Database
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Receiver
  • 33lb. Payload Capacity
  • Built-In Integer Gearing Motor Drive
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Brand: MEADE   |   Manufacturer: Meade

Amazon Price: $799.00 | as of 07/16/2019(5:09am pst)
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  #12

Celestron Wedge with HD Pro for CPC 8/9/11, Black (93664)

Model: 93664   |    Mpn: 93664   |    Ean: 0050234936644   |    PartNumber: 93664   |   Asin: B0040GXO8K

Celestron's HD Pro WEDGE is designed to support our fork mounted Schmidt Cassegrain telescopes up to 11". the HD Pro WEDGE provides a heavy duty, stable platform that is perfect for astroimaging and guarantees minimal vibration. A low latitude range of 0-90 Degree makes this WEDGE functional for use at the equatorial built-in features include altitude/azimuth adjustment controls with oversized knobs attached for easy polar alignment, a hand control holder that provides the option of placing on the WEDGE or the fork arm

Features

  • Celestron's HD Pro WEDGE is designed to Support our Fork mounted Schmidt cassegrain telescopes up to 11"
  • The HD Pro WEDGE provides a heavy duty, stable platform that is perfect for astroimaging and guarantees Minimal vibration
  • Heavy duty side plates - more Rigid with more material provides less vibration while Imaging.
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Brand: Celestron   |   Manufacturer: Celestron Acquisition LLC

Item Dimensions: 17 x 12 x 25 inches (43.2 x 30.5 x 63.5 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 11.7 x 16.9 x 24.7 inches (29.7 x 42.9 x 62.7 cm)

Amazon Price: $349.95 | as of 07/16/2019(5:09am pst)
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  #13

Orion Magnificent Mini AutoGuider Package

Model: 24781   |    Mpn: 24781   |    Ean: 0759270247812   |    PartNumber: 24781   |   Asin: B00QAAZLMQ

Employing the use of both a dedicated autoguider and guide scope is arguably the best way to optimize the accuracy of any astrophotography pursuit. In the recent past however, this enhanced imaging precision came with a very hefty price tag. Just a few short years ago, a dedicated autoguider could easily cost more than many astrograph-quality telescopes. To make matters worse, most guide scopes of the recent past were prohibitively long, bulky, and difficult to align with repeatable accuracy. Today, thanks to technological progress and the availability of the highly sensitive yet affordable Orion StarShoot AutoGuider, astrophotographers can enjoy accurate imaging results without emptying their pockets. With a sensitive autoguider like the Orion StarShoot AutoGuider, any astrophotographer can enjoy optimized imaging precision by using a small-aperture guide scope with a much shorter focal length than the unwieldy instruments of the past. Along these lines, Orion is proud to announce our latest affordable autoguiding innovation - the Magnificent Mini AutoGuider!

Features

  • Complete, compact, and easy-to-operate autoguiding system designed for precise astrophotographic guiding with instruments up to 1500mm focal length
  • Mini 50mm guide scope with bright, wide-field optics puts numerous potential guide stars in view so you'll never have to search for one!
  • Package includes the popular and easy to use Orion StarShoot AutoGuider - capable of subpixel guiding accuracy!
  • Adjustable-aim dovetail guide scope bracket installs on virtually any astrophotography telescope quickly and easily
  • Very small and compact autoguiding system adds hardly any weight to an astrophotography setup and can conveniently be stashed in an accessory case between uses
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Brand: Orion   |   Manufacturer: Orion

Amazon Price: $332.49 | as of 07/16/2019(5:09am pst)
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  #14

Orion 05531 Thin Off-Axis Guider for Astrophotography (Black)

Model: 5531   |    Mpn: 5531   |    Ean: 7337331795736   |    PartNumber: 5531   |   Asin: B00E4F36AS

Add auto guiding accuracy to any astrophotography setup with the affordable Orion Thin Off-Axis Guider. This versatile accessory lets you image and guide through a single telescope without the need for a separate guide scope! Its thin, 10.5mm profile makes the Orion Thin Off-Axis Guider a unique and versatile offering to today's astrophotographers. It's ideal for use with Newtonian reflector telescopes which have limited back focus travel. Until now, astrophotographers who used Newtonian reflector telescopes had to use a separate guide scope to add auto guiding accuracy to their images. With the convenient Thin Off-Axis Guider, you can guide and capture astrophotos using one telescope - no guide scope required! Using the Thin Off-Axis Guider for Astrophotography will help you save time and reduce the weight and bulk of your imaging system while eliminating pesky tracking errors. Designed for use with the Orion Star Shoot Auto Guider (sold separately) and similar small-chip auto guiding devices, the Orion Thin Off-Axis Guider features lateral adjustment capability which can effectively double the prism's width for increased versatility. This handy astrophotography accessory comes with a host of useful adapters including a C-mount to T-threads adapter, Canon DSLR bayonet adapter, Camera T-adapter, ultra-thin M48 male to T-adapter female adapter, 3mm Coma-Corrector spacer, 18mm spacer, and a 2 inch nosepiece. Thanks to these included adapters, the Orion Thin Off-Axis Guider for Astrophotography will work with many imaging systems right out of the box. Whether you use a Newtonian astrograph, Schmidt-Cassegrain, or other telescope for your astrophotographic pursuits, get the Orion Thin Off-Axis Guider for Astrophotography and start enjoying increased accuracy in your photos of the cosmos!

Features

  • Delightfully thin off-axis guider ideal for use with Newtonian reflector telescopes and DSLR cameras
  • Lets you guide and capture astrophotos simultaneously through one telescope. No guide scope required!
  • 10.5mm thickness perfect for use with Newtonian reflectors which have limited back focus travel
  • Will not interfere with the use of coma correctors thanks to its thin profile
  • Compensates for any existing flexures that may interfere with accurate guiding and tracking
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Brand: Orion   |   Manufacturer: Optronic Technologies, Inc

Item Dimensions: 3.5 x 1.75 x 3 inches (8.9 x 4.4 x 7.6 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2.9 x 5.3 x 5.9 inches (7.4 x 13.5 x 15.0 cm)

Amazon Price: $116.99 | as of 07/16/2019(5:09am pst)
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Warranty: One year

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  #15

Meade Instruments 07002 8-Inch Equatorial Wedge for 8-Inch LX200-Series Telescope

Model: 7002   |    Mpn: 7002   |    Ean: 0709942000108   |    PartNumber: 7002   |   Asin: B0001DZ8U8

For 8-inch lx200-series. A long exposure necessity. An equatorial wedge is for exposures longer than about 5 minutes (under 5 minutes, a wedge is not necessary). A wedge permits precise Polar alignment of your telescope in equatorial mode (compared to Alt/AZ mode). This eliminates field rotation in long-exposure photographs by allowing you to align the telescope axis of rotation with the Earth's axis of rotation. Die cast aluminum wedges include fine adjusters, no-tool knobs, and a compass for faster aligning on the pole. Choose the appropriate 8-Inch EQ wedge or our extra heavy duty ultra-wedge.

Features

  • Meade 8" Equatorial Wedge for LX200 / LX200GPS Series, and LX10, LX50 & 2080 Scopes.
  • Features heavy duty cast aluminum construction
  • For use with Meade field tripods
  • Allows astrophotography to align the telescope's axis of rotation with the Earth's axis of rotation
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Brand: Meade Instruments   |   Manufacturer: Meade

Item Dimensions: 12.5 x 9.9 x 8 inches (31.8 x 25.1 x 20.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 14.02 x 14.29 x 14.41 inches (35.6 x 36.3 x 36.6 cm)

First Available: 2019-02-06

Amazon Price: $199.00 | as of 07/16/2019(5:09am pst)
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Warranty: Comes with a 1-year limited warranty

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Astromania Guide Scope Mount - The Convenient Way to Mount Your Guide Scope

Model: SKU_AM_ZMGS   |    Mpn: SKU_AM_ZMGS   |    Ean: 6970019292472   |    PartNumber: SKU_AM_ZMGS   |   Asin: B015VZGP52

The Astromania guide scope mount provides a way of quickly and easily mounting your guide scope onto your main telescope. Simply attach this compact component to the piggyback mount of your telescope and you have a parallel mounting for your guide scope. Not only that, but it lets you finely adjust the small second telescope in altitude and azimuth. Have you ever wanted to be able to mount the guide scope onto another telescope without the bother of having to adjust a lot of screws? This becomes easily feasible if all your telescopes have a standard piggyback mount for cameras.This mount is also highly suitable for travel use, as you can simply attach the mount onto a tripod. It is just as easy to locate a suitable guide star as when using guide scope rings. The guide scope mount has a " thread for mounting on the telescope. There is accommodation for a GP / Vixen / EQ-5 prism on the top of the unit. A thumb screw on the side lets you easily attach an OTA of up to about 1.5kg in weight.

Features

  • Provide a way of quickly and easily mounting your guide scope onto your main telescope.
  • It is just as easy to locate a suitable guide star as when using guide scope rings.
  • Precision fine adjustment in height and width, the fine adjustment is also easy to operate in the dark.
  • GP receiver for the guide scope or a second telescope, 1/4 thread for connecting to the telescope.
  • A practical replacement for guide scope rings for compact guide scopes, also suitable as a compact travel mount.
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Brand: Astromania   |   Manufacturer: Astromania

Item Dimensions: 4.2 x 7.42 x 7.62 inches (10.7 x 18.8 x 19.4 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 5 x 8 x 8 inches (12.7 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm)

Amazon Price: $169.99 | as of 07/16/2019(5:09am pst)
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  #17

Orion 7398 2.1 Pound Counterweight for EQ-1 and Min-EQ Mounts

Model: 7398   |    Mpn: 7398   |    Ean: 0759270073985   |    PartNumber: 7398   |   Asin: B00ATY4A3K

The 2.1lb counterweight for the Orion EQ-1 and Min-EQ equatorial mounts lets you take full advantage of the equatorial mount's tracking abilities, even when you have a small amount of equipment attached. Ideal for use with smaller equipment payloads such as a DSLR camera or small telescope, the narrow 2.1lb counterweight will not make contact with the EQ-1M motor drive housing during extensive motorized tracking of celestial objects. If you are, for example, performing wide-field astrophotography using a DSLR camera and a wide camera lens, this narrow counterweight provides enough weight to balance the DLSR properly on the equatorial mount, and it won't interfere with the EQ-1M motor drive housing while tracking. Many standard 5lb and heavier counterweights are too heavy to achieve proper balance with lighter equipment payloads on an equatorial mount. In most cases you must position the heavy counterweight all the way up the counterweight shaft to optimize balance. In this position, the standard wide counterweight can make contact with the EQ-1M motor drive, making it impossible to track an object for extended periods of time. This narrow 2.1lb counterweight is perfect for achieving proper balance with lighter equipment, and its narrow 46mm (1.8") diameter will not make contact with the EQ-1M motor drive, no matter what the orientation is of the Right Ascension axis. Now you can track celestial objects all night long without having to worry!

Features

  • Small 2.1lb counterweight for proper balancing of lighter loads on the EQ-1 or Min-EQ equatorial mounts
  • Narrow weight diameter eliminates contact with EQ-1M motor drive, allowing full rotation of the Right Ascension axis
  • Ideal for balancing relatively lightweight DSLR camera and lens combinations on the EQ1 and/or Min-EQ equatorial mounts
  • Counterweight measures 46mm (1.8) in diameter and 85mm (3.35) in length
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Brand: Orion   |   Manufacturer: Orion

Package Dimensions: 4.1 x 4.1 x 5.4 inches (10.4 x 10.4 x 13.7 cm)

Amazon Price: $32.95 | as of 07/16/2019(5:09am pst)
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  #18

iOptron CEM40 Mount Head - with iPolar Electronic Polar Finder, Hard Case

 Ean: 0758277664073   |    PartNumber: 7420   |   Asin: B07TK6LQN4

The iOptron CEM40 mount is the next generation of center-balanced equatorial mounts. This mount is incredibly eye-pleasing, and its beauty is found in more than its appearance. The functionality of the mount is superb. Weighing in at only 15.8lbs., this mount can support a payload of up to 40lbs.! That's incredible! Innovative iOptron Technology Make way for an innovative mount! This iOptron CEM40 mount uses iOptron's patent-pending Universal Self-Centering Saddle (USCS). This saddle accommodates Losmandy and Vixen-style dovetail plates. The CEM40 also uses iOptron's ultra-quiet, low-power consumption stepper motor drive system, aiding the mount in providing precise tracking. Computerized Mount Features The iOptron CEM40 mount uses the Go2Nova 8407 hand controller to navigate the night sky. This incredible technology helps observers find celestial objects with the aid of the mount's 212,000+ object database! For those looking for a telescope that has the capability of tracking and finding beautiful night sky objects, this mount is a must have tool. If you choose iOptron electronics polar scope, iPolarTM, it ensures the accurate alignment of the mount, even when the pole star is obscured. You may also choose iOptron AccuAlignTM optical polar scope. There are large levers on the quick-lock drive engagement system; these large levers make it easy to snap the gears into place. Tripod and counterweight are not included.

Features

  • Interneal electronic polar scope, iPolar
  • Hard case included
  • Tripod and counterweight not included
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Brand: iOptron   |   Manufacturer: iOptron

Package Dimensions: 10 x 16 x 18 inches (25.4 x 40.6 x 45.7 cm)

Amazon Price: $1,938.00 | as of 07/16/2019(5:09am pst)
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  #19

iOptron iPolar Electronic Polar Scope

 Ean: 0758277663953   |    PartNumber: 3339   |   Asin: B07SD9L9QJ

Introducing iOptron iPolarTM - a high precision, easy to use electronics polarscope (e-PS). What makes iPolar unique? 1.Can be easily installed inside the RA shaft on all iOptron equatorial mounts (except SmartEQ Pro). 2.Can be used on any mounts with adapters either internally or externally. 3.USB plug and play (no driver needed) 4.Works globally, no need to set northern and southern hemisphere. 5.No visible Polaris (north) or Sigma Octantis (south) necessary. 6.No need to rotate the mount during polar align. iPolar is a smart electronic polarscope for every one.

Features

  • No visible pole stars (Polaris or Sigma Octantis) necessary
  • No need to rotate RA when polar align
  • Fits to iOptron Skytracker, SkyTracker Pro, SkyGuider (none Pro)
  • Fits internally for ZEQ25/CEM25, iEQ45 Pro (slide in polar scope)
  • Fits to all mounts with optional adapter
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Brand: iOptron   |   Manufacturer: iOptron

Package Dimensions: 3.5 x 6 x 6 inches (8.9 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm)

Amazon Price: $248.00 | as of 07/16/2019(5:09am pst)
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iOptron CEM40 Mount Head - with Optical Polar Scope, Hard Case

 Ean: 0758277663977   |    PartNumber: 7420   |   Asin: B07SVPK49D

The iOptron CEM40 mount is the next generation of center-balanced equatorial mounts. This mount is incredibly eye-pleasing, and its beauty is found in more than its appearance. The functionality of the mount is superb. Weighing in at only 15.8lbs., this mount can support a payload of up to 40lbs.! That's incredible! Innovative iOptron Technology Make way for an innovative mount! This iOptron CEM40 mount uses iOptron's patent-pending Universal Self-Centering Saddle (USCS). This saddle accommodates Losmandy and Vixen-style dovetail plates. The CEM40 also uses iOptron's ultra-quiet, low-power consumption stepper motor drive system, aiding the mount in providing precise tracking. Computerized Mount Features The iOptron CEM40 mount uses the Go2Nova 8407 hand controller to navigate the night sky. This incredible technology helps observers find celestial objects with the aid of the mount's 212,000+ object database! For those looking for a telescope that has the capability of tracking and finding beautiful night sky objects, this mount is a must have tool. If you choose iOptron electronics polar scope, iPolarTM, it ensures the accurate alignment of the mount, even when the pole star is obscured. You may also choose iOptron AccuAlignTM optical polar scope. There are large levers on the quick-lock drive engagement system; these large levers make it easy to snap the gears into place. Optical polar scope installed. Tripod and counterweight are not included.

Features

Brand: iOptron   |   Manufacturer: iOptron

Package Dimensions: 10 x 16 x 18 inches (25.4 x 40.6 x 45.7 cm)

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  #21

Celestron Dovetail Plate, Narrow - 8" for AVX Mounts

Model: 94501   |    Mpn: 94501   |    Ean: 0050234945011   |    PartNumber: 94501   |   Asin: B07R6PB24B

This dovetail bar kit allows you to replace the wider CGE dovetail bar found on most Celestron 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain and 8" EdgeHD optical tubes with a narrow dovetail, allowing them to be used on mounts that require the narrower CG-5 dovetail bars, such as the Advanced VX mount.

Features

  • Fits pre-drilled holes in the front and rear cells of current 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain and 8" EdgeHD Optical tubes
  • Aluminum bar with orange anodizing provides a sturdy mounting platform.
  • Easy to install and comes complete with all necessary hardware
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Brand: Celestron   |   Manufacturer: Celestron

Amazon Price: $27.95 | as of 07/16/2019(5:09am pst)
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  #22

Celestron Dovetail Plate, Narrow - 9.25" for AVX Mounts

Model: 94502   |    Mpn: 94502   |    Ean: 0050234945028   |    PartNumber: 94502   |   Asin: B07R6P89PY

This dovetail bar kit allows you to replace the wider CGE dovetail bar found on most Celestron 9.25" Schmidt-Cassegrain and 9.25" EdgeHD optical tubes with a narrow dovetail, allowing them to be used on mounts that require the narrower CG-5 dovetail bars, such as the Advanced VX mount

Features

  • Fits pre-drilled holes in the front and rear cells of current 9.25" Schmidt-Cassegrain and 9.25" EdgeHD Optical tubes
  • Aluminum bar with orange anodizing provides a sturdy mounting platform.
  • Easy to install and comes complete with all necessary hardware
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Brand: Celestron   |   Manufacturer: Celestron

Amazon Price: $29.95 | as of 07/16/2019(5:09am pst)
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  #23

Celestron Dovetail Plate, Narrow - 11" for AVX Mounts

Model: 94503   |    Mpn: 94503   |    Ean: 0050234945035   |    PartNumber: 94503   |   Asin: B07R5QHQVD

This dovetail bar kit allows you to replace the wider CGE dovetail bar found on most Celestron 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain and 11" EdgeHD optical tubes with a narrow dovetail, allowing them to be used on mounts that require the narrower CG-5 dovetail bars, such as the Advanced VX mount

Features

  • Fits pre-drilled holes in the front and rear cells of current 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain and 11" EdgeHD Optical tubestubes
  • Aluminum bar with orange anodizing provides a sturdy mounting platform.
  • Easy to install and comes complete with all necessary hardware
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Brand: Celestron   |   Manufacturer: Celestron

Amazon Price: $32.95 | as of 07/16/2019(5:09am pst)
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