Meade Off-Axis Guider (OPEN BOX)

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Regular price $89.00 CAD

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  • SKU OPENBX042002

Meade's #777 Off-Axis Guider provides a means during long-exposure astrophotography for the photographer to monitor the tracking of the telescope, assuring that the telescope remains precisely positioned upon the object being photographed.

Like a T-Adapter, the #777 Off-Axis Guider couples the camera body to the telescope in a straight-through path.  But unlike common t-mount adapters, it also diverts a small amount of the incoming light to be diverted at a right angle, allowing a star's position to be examined for tracking errors when compared with a known position upon an illuminated reticle eyepiece at the beginning of the exposure.  Position corrections can then be effected using the telescope's hand controller or drive corrector.

  • Works with Many Telescopes with 2"-18 Threaded Rear Cells.
  • The knurled slip ring attaches directly upon 2.00"-18 threaded rear cells of Celestron's 5.0-14.0" Schmidt-Cassegrains or Meade's 8.0-16.0" Schmidt-Cassegrains and 7.0" Maksutov-Cassegrain(Maksutov application requires extremely long exposures).
  • Select Guide Star of Your Choice
  • Slip ring allows 360° of guider body(telescope focuser can occasionally cause interference)

  • Requires Camera-Specific T-Mount Adapter & Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece or CCD Autoguider
  • The #777 Off-Axis Guider requires an optional T-ring to fit your particular 35mm-type camera, as well as an illuminated reticle 1.25" eyepiece or a CCD autoguider.