Tele Vue Sky Tour Mount Computer

Tele Vue Sky Tour Mount Computer

Tele Vue Sky Tour Mount Computer

B&H # TESTC MFR # SKC-3000
Tele Vue Sky Tour Mount Computer

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Product Highlights

  • 2000+ Database
  • One-Line 10-Character Red LED Display
  • 99 User-Defined Objects
  • Sidereal Accuracy: 0.01%
  • Weighs just 6 oz with Battery
  • Runs on One 9V Battery
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  • 1Description

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
In the Box
Tele Vue Sky Tour Mount Computer
  • Hardware Kit
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    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
    Package Weight 1.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.1 x 7.5 x 5.7"

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