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Vixen Optics AGA-1 Auto Guide Adapter Kit with B2-3A Camera

Vixen Optics AGA-1 Auto Guide Adapter Kit with B2-3A Camera


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  • Guides Starbook-S and STAR BOOK
  • Guides SkySensor
  • Requires 8 "D" Batteries

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The Vixen AGA-1 Auto Guide Adapter Kit with B2-3A Camera guides the movements of a Starbook-S, STAR BOOK, or SkySensor controller for the finest possible image quality with long exposures.  To use the AGA-1 with the B2-3A, you'll need 8 "D" batteries (not included) and an input signal for the B2-3A CCD camera.

Typically, users affix a guiding scope on their mount with Vixen's #3548 Tube Ring Accessory Plate, or just use a bright C-mount lens with the B2-3A CCD camera attached to the rear to become a guide scope itself.  Uniting the B2-3A with a conventional small refractor can be done a few ways:  with the #3763 T-Mount to C-Mount Adapter, the #3748 2.4x C-Mount Extender (which inserts like an eyepiece and has 2.4x magnification), or with Vixen's #2424 CCD Adapter F.

You then output the signal from the B2-3A camera to the AGA-1, find a guide star, and connect the AGA-1 to your mount's controller with one of the included cables.  That's all there is to it!

Guides Vixen SkySensor, STAR BOOK, and Starbook-S mount controllers
Outputs a standard NTSC signal to a video monitor via composite RCA connection
Receives input signal via standard RCA connection from Vixen (and other) CCD cameras
Guide stars can be down to 3.0 stellar magnitude (based upon a 60mm guiding scope with a 0.2 lux CCD video camera)
Guiding accuracy of ±15 arc seconds (based upon a 1000-4000mm focal length guide scope)
Pause Function switches AGA-1 to sidereal-time-based movement (used when guide star temporarily moves behind a cloud)
Monitor Function constantly checks tracking with an optional monitor
Kit includes B2-3A CCD camera
Power Source 8 "D" Batteries (not included)
Dimensions AGA-1:  4.9 x 3.1 x 1.3" (125 x 80 x 32mm) WxHxD
B2-3A:  2.4 x 2.0 x 1.9" (61 x 51 x 50mm) WxHxD
Weight 3.44 lbs (1564g)
Vixen Optics AGA-1 Auto Guide Adapter Kit with B2-3A Camera
  • AGA-1 Auto Guide Adapter
  • B2-3A Monochrome CCD Telescope Video Camera
  • Connection Cables
  • SX Battery Box
  • AC Adapter & Output Cord
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Batteries & Power

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    Duracell D 1.5V Alkaline Coppertop Battery (2 Pack)
    Duracell - D 1.5V Alkaline Coppertop Battery (2 Pack)
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