Vixen Carrying Handle for Telescopes

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High-quality aluminum handle for various Vixen telescopes with 1/4-inch screw for tripod head and camera mounting

  • Practical carry handle for telescopes
  • Designed for VC, VMC and refractor telescopes
  • Weight: 220 g

£33.00*

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Product number: X000165
GTIN/EAN: 4955295387007
Product information "Vixen Carrying Handle for Telescopes"
Practical carry handle for telescopes
Designed for VC, VMC and refractor telescopes

Note: Please check the correct length of the mounting screw before assembly


FEATURES

  • Designed for VC, VMC and refractor telescopes SD81, SD103s, SD115s, A80M, A105MII
    Not suitable for A70Lf, A80Mf, VSD 100 and R103Sf

DELIVERY CONTENT

  • Carry handle
  • 1/4" Camera screw
  • Mounting tool
  • 2 Screws



Colour: white
Material: Aluminium

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SXD2WL SD115SII Complete Telescope Set with GoTo Mount, Tripod and EyepiecesThis high-quality apochromatic refractor telescope-set impresses with its 115-mm-SD optics. The telescope is made in Japan and scores with its excellent workmanship, sharpness, and contrast performance. The advantage of this SD refractor lies in its light weight and very color-true and high-contrast imaging. You will be amazed when you use it to observe the moon surface with its craters or Saturn with its ring system. On Jupiter, on a good night, you can also see the two bright cloud bands and many smaller details as well as the great red spot on the planet. On moonless nights, you can observe the Andromeda Nebula, Orion Nebula, Eagle Nebula, Lagoon Nebula and many other interesting objects. Even weaker celestial objects become visible with this large aperture of 115 mm under a good sky.This telescope set "Made in Japan" leaves nothing to be desired. 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A new 81 mm apochromatic refractor with high-performance Super ED glass (= SD). The advantage of these SD refractors is their short length and low weight.The FPL53 glass reproduces an extremely clear and sharp image due to an exceptionally high elimination of residual colour errors. The SD glass is designed to bring all rays of violet, red, blue, yellow and green together very precisely on the same plane. Thus, the special lens material reduces chromatic aberration across all colours.The new Vixen SD81SII no longer uses spacer plates, which leads to significantly better image quality, especially with bright stars. This means that there are no more spikes on the stars in photographic images, which were otherwise produced by the spacer plates. You will be thrilled when you look at the moon or the brighter planets and observe the moon craters pin sharp and with an extremely high contrast. Observe the ring planet Saturn or the cloud bands on Jupiter.But of course, brighter deep sky objects such as the Orion Nebula or the Andromeda Galaxy can also be observed impressively.In combination with the new optional SD Reducer HD Kit or SD Flattener HD, this refractor allows illumination with a 44 mm image circle for full-frame SLR cameras.The older ED81SII, ED103S, ED115S refractors were originally designed for the visual observer or the photographer using APS-C cameras. However, the new SD series has been optimised for use with full-frame cameras by inserting new inner baffle rings.The large 60 mm focuser allows heavy cameras to be attached without tilting. The supplied flip mirror allows comfortable observation, even in unfavourable observation situations, and also offers a T2 thread for connecting a DSLR camera.Thus, observing in degree view or at a 90° angle is possible. The carrying handle attached to the tube clamps ensures a secure hold when transporting the telescope.FEATURESObjective Lens: D=81 mm, multi-coated 2-Lens SD Apochromat without spacer plates No more spikes on the stars Focal Length: 625 mm (f7.7) Resolution and visual limit: 1.43 arcseconds; 11.3 Mag Light gathering capacity: 134x unaided eyesDimensions and weight: 90 mm dia x 585 mm, 3.6 kg Finderscope: XY Red Dot Finder II Adapter and connections: Adapter thread 60 mm and 31.7 mm for T2-ringConnection 50.8 mm and 31.7 mm socket with flip-mirror diagonal mirrorPhotography: primary focus and eyepiece projection SCOPE OF DELIVERY Refractor telescope SD81SII Tube rings Flip mirror system Carrying handle Dovetail rail Red dot viewfinder

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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. PRODUCT VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/1rL5PzPa-dQ FEATURESPractical 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

£252.00*
EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Light Shroud 16" Ultra Light Dobson
Keep out stray and unwanted light from your 16" Truss Tube Dobsonian telescope with a lightweight light shroud. Keeping the path dark between your secondary and primary mirror will boost image contrast and brightness bringing out more details. Constructed of opaque black nylon with excellent stretch, each end of our DOB light shroud has an elastic band to keep the shroud in place and allow for an easy fit and installation. Breathable nylon will let air circulate and yet keep dust away, keeping your optics clear and avoiding any unnecessary pressure from the breeze. A must have for the suburban observer where stray light interferes.FEATURESKeep out stray and unwanted light Boost image contrast and brightnessBringing out more details Keep dust away; avoiding pressure from the breezeBlack nylon with excellent stretch Fits for 16" Truss Tube Dobsonian telescopeSCOPE OF DELIVERY1 pc Light Shroud 16"

£130.00*
BRESSER Dew-Shield for MCX102 GpTo telescopes
Each dew shield threads into the front lens cell and effectively inhibits the formation of dew on the lens surface in humid/cool observation conditions. Reduces reflections caused by scattered light incident from the side. Protects the front lens from accidental contact and scratches. FEATURES Prevents fogging of the front lens Reduces reflections caused by stray light Protects the front lens of the telescope Use in humid/cool conditions Suitable for BRESSER MCX102 Goto telescopes Easy to screw into the telescopic tube Length: 110mm , weight: 100g SCOPE OF DELIVERY Dew cap, 1 piece

£27.00*
EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Counter Weight 1.0 kg for iEXOS-100 Mount
Additional Counter Weight 1.0 kg for EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight Wifi Goto Mount to balance also larger telescope tubes.FEATURESAdditional counter weightBalance also larger telescope tubesFits to iEXOS-100 MountTotal weight: 1.0kgDiameter: 80mm; height: 30mmBore diameter: 14.7mmSCOPE OF DELIVERYCounter weight 1.0kg (1 pc)

£30.00*
Vixen AP Photo Guider Shaft
The counterweight rod is attached to the dovetail rail using a 1/4 inch photo screw. It is compatible with the Vixen counterweights 1.0 kg, 1.9 kg, 2.8 kg and 3.7 kg and is used to balance the AP Photoguiders, the Polarie or the Polarie U Star Tracker. PROPERTIES Shank diameter: 20mm Size: diameter 23x135mm Effective length of the counterweight rod: 130mm Weight: 330g WHAT'S INCLUDED Counterweight rod Locking screw

£49.00*