EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Two-Room Pop-UP Observatory Tent / Weather protection for telescopes

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Mobile observatory and useful weather protection for telescopes. Protect your equipment from wind, dew, rain and dust.

  • Useful weather protection for telescopes
  • Protects your equipment from wind, dew, rain and dust
  • Mobile observatory: portable, quickly set up, inexpensive
  • Compact transport size also suitable for air travel
  • 5 square metres of space for your equipment
  • Large 102 x 92cm doors for convenient use
  • Additional large weather protection cover included
  • Advanced materials offer optimal protection and durability
  • Cords and pegs included to tie down the tent
  • Additional retaining straps for heavy duty belts available

£252.00*

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Product number: 0690600
GTIN/EAN: 4007922070865

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Product information "EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Two-Room Pop-UP Observatory Tent / Weather protection for telescopes"
The Explore Scientific Two Room Pop-Up Observatory is a useful weatherproof tent that protects your valuable equipment from wind, dew, rain and dust.
Most amateur astronomers and astrophotographers dream of having an observatory to keep dust, dew and wind away from their telescope and to shield disturbing stray light from their telescope's optics. But for many astronomers, an observatory is only a dream because of the cost of a roll-roof building or an observatory dome. There is also the problem that an observatory building needs a permanent location that is suitable for an observatory.

Portable, quick to set up and inexpensive A good solution is a portable observatory tent.
Compared to their fixed counterparts, a tent is extremely inexpensive and can be set up almost anywhere there is a flat surface and a clear view of the sky. However, setting up a portable observatory tent can also be a hassle. No one wants to waste their valuable observing time reading complex instructions while trying to figure out which pole goes where. For this reason, we have used a sturdy pop-up design. Setting up the EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Pop-Up Observatory can be done in a matter of minutes. By releasing a retaining strap, the complete tent unfolds from its packaging in just a few seconds. You really don't need to do anything other than connect the two observatory rooms with a Velcro seam and attach it to the ground. Thanks to this simple design, the EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Pop-Up Observatory can be set up and taken down in just a few minutes, giving you plenty of time to enjoy your astronomy weekend.

Plenty of space for your equipment and super compact when folded up.
With just under 5 square metres of total space and 1.52 metre high side walls, coupled with 1.83 metre high windscreens, the EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Pop-Up Observatory allows you to set up your computer equipment in one room and the telescope in the other, or set up two complete telescope systems. Each room is 152 by 152 centimetres. Mobile observatory with compact transport dimensions In addition to being easy to set up and take down, another advantage of the pop-up design is that it is travel-friendly, as it is light and easy to stow away. The entire observatory tent folds down to a package 70 centimetres in diameter and 10 centimetres thick. This allows it to be transported in a small car or even on a flight for distant expeditions. And apart from the fact that it allows you to go to your favourite observing site at any time, portable observatory tents are usually the first choice for astronomers and astrophotographers attending star party events. 

Advanced materials provide optimal protection and durability
However, the fact that the EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Pop-Up Observatory is lightweight and easy to store and set up doesn't mean it can't withstand bad weather conditions. The Black-Out coated polyamide material is waterproof and offers excellent UV protection. This guarantees reliable protection for your equipment as well as long-lasting durability of the observatory tent.
Large doors for convenient use The doors to enter the observatory tent and pass through the attached rooms are very generously sized at 102 centimetres high and 92 centimetres wide, so you can easily walk in and through your equipment. The doors roll down to keep moisture out and their heavy-duty zips will last for years.

The extra weather cover protects your gear when not in use.
With the large weather cover included, you can protect your gear from the hot sun or a surprise rain shower during the day. Or even from dew at night. The modern, coated and waterproof material keeps all unwanted weather influences away from your equipment.

Included are cords and pegs to tie down the tent. The structure also has additional holding straps for the use of heavy-duty straps, which can be purchased at local hardware stores.

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FEATURES
  • Practical weather protection for telescopes
  • Protects your equipment from wind, dew, rain and dust
  • Mobile observatory: portable, quickly assembled, reasonably priced
  • Compact transport size also suitable for air travel
  • 5 square metres of space for your equipment and sufficient freedom of movement
  • Interior dimensions: 152 x 304cm
  • Side wall height 152cm / windbreak wall height 183cm
  • Large 102 x 92cm doors for ease of use
  • Additional weather protection cover included
  • Advanced materials provide optimum protection and durability
  • Cords and pegs included to tie down the tent
  • Additional tie downs for heavy duty straps included
  • Transport dimensions and weight: diameter 70cm, height 10cm, 3kg
  • Colour tent material: black

SCOPE OF DELIVERY
  • Two-room pop-up observatory tent
  • Weather protection cover
  • Set of cords and pegs
Colour: black
Material: Nylon

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Massive fork mount with excellent and adjustable mechanics for large binoculars with tripodWhen using giant binoculars, a stable mount and tripod with an appropriate load capacity is absolutely necessary. The new EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC U-mount with field tripod has been specially designed for the EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC BT series of giant binoculars, but also fits most other binoculars from 70 to 120mm lens diameter, which have a 1/4 inch photo thread connection on the underside. With the U-mount there is no shaking or annoying vibrations, the combination is as solid as a piece of iron and provides unlimited observation pleasure in all binocular adjustment positions. Whether you are observing the starry sky or the landscape, the U-mount is a solid base for your giant binocular and allows soft and smooth movements in both axes.The U-mount as a base for giant binoculars and always with you on every excursionAn easily transportable but solid mount is essential when using giant binoculars. A simple photo tripod with ball head or video tilt head is quickly overloaded here. The new EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC U-mount has an excellent mechanism with adjustable friction in both axes, and allows easy adjustment and tracking even when the load is fully utilised. Depending on the adjusted intensity of the friction, the binocular position is kept stable or a soft and smooth movement can be achieved. The large adjustment screws on both axes are smooth and easy to operate even with gloves and clammy fingers. Vibrations are reduced to an absolute minimum by the solid construction of the U-mount. Even at high magnification, there are no shakes and the finest details can be observed. The U-mount and tripod can be separated for easy transport.Mounting the large binoculars on the U-mountThe binoculars can be mounted and removed in a few seconds using the quick-release adapter plate included in the scope of delivery. This is a major advantage, especially for mobile outdoor use. The connection between binoculars and adapter plate is made by two 1/4 inch threaded bolts (standard photo tripod thread), which are variably guided in a slotted hole. A universal use with different binoculars is thus possible. The double screw connection guarantees a very secure fit of the binoculars. The adapter plate itself is also attached to the U-mount with the help of two large clamping screws, which are easy to use even when wearing gloves. Nothing wobbles here and all controls are easy to use.The field tripod provides a secure standNo matter what the surface, the EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC field tripod provides a safe stand. The solid aluminium and stainless steel construction effectively suppresses any kind of vibration. The large 50mm diameter stainless steel tripod legs and the aluminium tripod head plate are an ideal combination and offer maximum stability with a moderate transport weight of only 5.8kg. With applied and retracted tripod legs, the transport dimension is only 80cm long. The included accessory tray additionally gives some tension outwards to the tripod legs and thus to increase the stability. By pulling out the tripod legs, the working height for the binoculars can be individually adjusted within a range of approx. 100 to 140cm. FEATURESSolid fork mount with tripod for giant binocularsComfortable observation position in all orientationsExcellent mechanism for adjustment and tracking of the binocularSmooth and even movement of the binocularStepless friction adjustment in both axesLarge hand wheels for adjustment - no problem even with glovesSecure holding of the binocular in all adjustment positionsIdeal vibration damping thanks to the sturdy stainless steel tripodIntegrated accessory tray made of aluminiumCarries binoculars up to 12kg absolutely safelyAdjustment range vertical axis: 0 to 90 degrees Adjustment range azimuth axis: 360 degrees (without limitation)Maximum possible width of the binoculars: 290mmQuick change adapter plate with 2 x 1/4 inch photo thread screwsDouble prismatic clamping of the quick-change adapter plateSetting height of tripod with mounting: approx. 100 to 140 cmTripod leg tube diameter: 50 mmTransportation size tripod: ca. 80 cm lengthWeight mounting/tripod: 5.5 / 5.8kgMaterial mounting/tripod: aluminium / stainless steelShipping size/weight mount: 51x42x28cm, 7.6kgShipping dimensions/weight tripod: 87x21x22cm, 6.5kgSCOPE OF DELIVERYU-Mount with field tripodQuick change adapter plateAccessories trayInstruction manual

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