Tele Vue Tele-Pod Alt-Az Mount with Sky Tour Mount Computer

Tele Vue Tele-Pod Alt-Az Mount with Sky Tour Mount Computer

Tele Vue Tele-Pod Alt-Az Mount with Sky Tour Mount Computer

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Tele Vue Tele-Pod Alt-Az Mount with Sky Tour Mount Computer

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  • Sky Tour Computer Controller
  • 10 Character Red LED Display
  • 2000+ Object Database
  • Works with Alt-Az, EQ, and Fork Mounts
  • Simple 2-Star Alignment
  • Tele-Pod Manual Alt-Az Mount
  • Tension-Adjustable Axes
  • 28-64.2" Adjustable-Height Tripod
  • 22 lb Maximum Payload Capacity
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  • 1Description

With Tele Vue's Tele-Pod Alt-Az Mount with Sky Tour Mount Computer the only thing missing is your optical tube assembly. This bundle includes Tele Vue's Sky Tour computer and their Tele Pod mount/tripod.

The Sky Tour gives you the ability to precisely align, aim, track and find celestial objects with your alt-az, EQ, or fork mount. Using a simple 2-star alignment process to set up the controller, you will be able to choose the mode and use the information the controller gives you to manually move the scope to various objects, identify nearby objects that you see, or have it give you a tour of what is visible on any given night. While this is not a traditional 'GoTo' system, the included encoders keeps precise track of the changing orientation of the scope to provide real-time updated coordinates. And if you know an objects location, it can be entered and the Sky Tour will tell you where to move the scope to find it.

The Tele Pod provides a stable and sturdy platform for your OTA. It is a convenient, easy to use, travel mount for telescope OTAs up to about 76mm for astronomical use, and 85mm for terrestrial. The Tele-Pod combines the size, weight and flexibility of a photo tripod with the smooth, balanced altitude/azimuth motions of a yoke-and-cradle alt-az mount head. Tension-adjustable axes provide smooth motion for finding and tracking subjects without the need to constantly work locking knobs. Its offset tilt axis avoids interference between head and tripod. The included tripod features a 22 lb load capacity, 28-64.2" height range, anodized aluminum construction, and each leg has three sections with rubberized feet for better traction.

  • Sky Tour Mount Computer
    Tele Vue's Sky Tour Mount Computer gives you the ability to precisely align, aim, track and find celestial objects with your alt-az, EQ, or fork mount. Using a simple 2-star alignment process to set up the controller, you will be able to choose the mode and use the information the controller gives you to manually move the scope to various objects, identify nearby objects that you see, or have it give you a tour of what is visible on any given night. While this is not a traditional 'GoTo' system, if you get the optional encoders for your specific mount, it keeps precise track of the changing orientation of the scope to provide real-time updated coordinates. And if you know an objects location, it can be entered and the Sky Tour will tell you where to move the scope to find it. To expand its usability, the Sky Tour can interface with TheSky astronomy program from Software Bisque by connecting your TheSky equipped Pocket PC, Windows, or Apple computer to take advantage of the software's expanded database.
    Performance
    • Encoder resolution: 2160 step, 0.167-degree/step (10-arcminute/step) encoders
    • Sampling rate:0.5 millisecond
    • Maximum slew rate: 160°/second
    • Sidereal accuracy: 0.01%
    Display
    • Red LED display
    • One-line 10-character
    • Five dimming levels
    • Display resolution:
      • Right ascension: 1 arcmin
      • Declination: 0.1°
    • Display modes:
      • STAR FIX: Alignment mode using convenient star list
      • RA DEC: Current right ascension and declination
      • CATALOG: Complete database of celestial objects
      • GUIDE: Shows direction and distance to object
      • ALIGN: Uses full database to fine-tune alignment
      • IDENTIFY: Identifies object by type
    Database
    • 2000+ objects
    • 110 Messier objects
    • Selected NGC objects
    • Selected IC objects
    • Selected Non-Standard objects
    • Selected Stars, colored, double, multiple
    • 31 alignment stars
    • 8 Planets
    • 99 user-defined objects
  • Tele-Pod Alt-Az Telescope Mount
    Tele Vue's Tele-Pod Alt-Az Telescope Mount is a convenient, easy to use, travel mount for telescope OTAs up to about 76mm for astronomical use, and 85mm for terrestrial. The Tele-Pod combines the size, weight and flexibility of a photo tripod with the smooth, balanced altitude/azimuth motions of a yoke-and-cradle mount head. Tension-adjustable axes provide smooth motion for finding and tracking subjects without the need to constantly work locking knobs. Its offset tilt axis avoids interference between head and tripod.

    The included tripod features a 22 lb load capacity, 28-64.2" height range, anodized aluminum construction, and switchable 1/4-20 to 3/8-16 camera adapter. Each leg has three sections and stand on rubberized feet for better traction. The top of the legs has foam covers for a more comfortable grip in cold and wet conditions. To lock the legs at different angle settings use the latches located at the top joint of each leg. The height can be locked with a knob lock and the center post raises and lowers independent of the legs to fine-tune OTA and eyepiece height for each observer.

In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Hardware Kit
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • Tele-Pod Alt-Az Yoke Mount (Head Only)
  • Tele-Pod Tripod
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Sky Tour Mount Computer
    Display One-line 10-Character red LED
    Resolution RA: 1 arcminute
    Dec: 0.1°
    Slew Rate 160°/sec
    Database 2000+ objects
    110 Messier objects
    Selected NGC objects
    Selected IC objects
    Selected Non-Standard objects
    Selected Stars, colored, double, multiple
    31 alignment stars
    8 Planets
    99 user-defined objects
    Battery 9 VDC
    Dimensions 2.8 x 4.6 x 1.1" / 7.1 x 11.7 x 2.8 cm
    Weight 6 oz / 170 g, including battery
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.1 x 7.5 x 5.7"
  • Tele-Pod Alt-Az Telescope Mount
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 37.0 x 9.5 x 9.5"

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