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77510 Skypod Altazimuth Mount

Discontinued June 2011Skypod

Innovative compact GO-TO altazimuth mount and controller.

Supplied with Star Book S GO-TO controller.

Stylish and compact design.

Dovetail attachment system accepts a wide variety of optical tubes.

When mounted on the optional table top tripod, the Skypod is perfect for use in space-constrained observing sites such as the balcony of a flat or bedroom.

All-in-one design makes this mount well-suited for use in schools, colleges and star parties.

 

Product features

Skypod featuresStar chart GO-TO and tracking
Star charts on the screen of the Star Book S allow you to slew the telescope automatically to your target celestial object. Tracking begins as soon as it is centered in your telescope's field of view.

 

 

Skypod batteriesAll-in-one design
Motors are built-in and the controller and connection cable can be stored in the mount. You can operate the Star Book S while docked or hand held.

 

 

Skypod dovetail plate attachmentDovetail plate attachment
Accepts optical tubes with dovetail plate and weight up to 5kg (11lb). For optical tubes over 2.5kg (5.5lb), a counterweight is available.

 

 

 

Specifications Skypod Mount
Mount Altazimuth mount
Vertical and horizontal slow motion 70-tooth wheel gears whole-circle movement, Motor driven only and no manual operation
Controller Star Book S
Power source DC12 volts
Maximum loading weight About 5kg (11lb)
Size (body) 19cm (H) x 21cm (W) x 20cm (L)
Weight 2.8kg (6.17lb), without batteries & counterweight
Counterweight 1.0kg (2.0lb) x1

 

Optional Accessories
Please call for information regarding spares and accessories.