Tele Vue Gibraltar HD4 Alt-Az Mount with SkyTour Computer

Tele Vue Gibraltar HD4 Alt-Az Mount with SkyTour Computer

Tele Vue Gibraltar HD4 Alt-Az Mount with SkyTour Computer

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Tele Vue Gibraltar HD4 Alt-Az Mount with SkyTour Computer

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  • Sky Tour Computer Controller
  • 10 Character Red LED Display
  • 2000+ Object Database
  • Tele-Pod Head Head, Alt-Az Mount
  • Recommended for OTAs up to 4"
  • Berlebach Ash Wood Tripod
  • Adjustable from 3.5-5'
  • Wood Accessory Tray
  • Rubber-Tipped Spiked Tripod Legs
  • Height Markers Printed on Legs
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Recommended for: Refractor OTAs Up to 4"

Refractor OTAs Up to 4" Refractor OTAs Up to 5"

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Includes: Sky Tour Computer/Head/Tripod

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  • 1Description

With this kit, Tele Vue includes their Sky Tour Mount Computer with the Gibraltar HD4 Alt-Az Mount to provide a portable, steady platform and an accurate and versatile star computer for large-aperture refractor OTAs up to 4 inches. It features their Sky Tour mount computer, a Tele-Pod Head head and a custom-designed Berlebach ash wood tripod that has large bearing surfaces and thick legs that can handle heavier loads with greatly reduced vibration, especially when viewing at high power.

The Sky Tour gives you the ability to precisely align, aim, track, and find celestial objects with your 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 tripod's legs raise the altitude axis from 3.5 to to 5 feet and markings on the legs allow for repeatable setting to preferred heights. A wood accessory tray ties the legs together for rigidity, and a built-in pier not only adds extra height to provide a more comfortable viewing position for the user, it allows the OTA to be aimed at or near the zenith without hitting the tripod. A bubble-level is integrated into the tripod base and metal ground spikes with rubber tips are provided to give it added stability on soft ground.

  • 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
  • Gibraltar HD4 Alt-Az Mount

    Designed to provide a portable yet steady platform for refractor OTAs with apertures up to 4", Tele Vue's Gibraltar HD4 Alt-Az Mount features a Tele-Pod head and a custom-designed Berlebach ash wood tripod that has large bearing surfaces and thick legs that can handle heavier loads with greatly reduced vibration, especially when viewing at high power. The legs raise the altitude axis from 3.5 to to 5 feet and markings on the legs allow for repeatable setting to preferred heights. A wood accessory tray ties the legs together for rigidity, and a built-in pier not only adds extra height to provide a more comfortable viewing position for the user, it allows the OTA to be aimed at or near the zenith without hitting the tripod. A bubble-level is integrated into the tripod base and metal ground spikes with rubber tips are provided to give it added stability on soft ground.

In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Hardware Kit
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • Tele-Pod Alt-Az Yoke Mount (Head Only)
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty

Also Includes

  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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"
  • Gibraltar HD4 Alt-Az Mount
    Mount Type Manual alt-az
    Load Capacity Not specified by manufacturer
    Motor None
    GO-TO Capability N/A
    Altitude Adjustment +85 to -12°
    Polar Axis Scope None
    Includes Tripod/Pier Ash wood tripod
    Adjustable height: 3.5 - 5.0' / 1.1 - 1.5 m
    Weight: 20.5 lb / 9.3 kg
    Power Source None
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer

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