Archive for September, 2011
Southern Stars SkyWire accessory for i-phone, i-pad, and i-pod to connect with scope, SKYWIRE
Southern Stars now offers two different telescope-control solutions for your Apple mobile device: SkyFi and SkyWire. SkyWire is the simplest way to turn your iPhone into a 21st-century telescope controller. This brand-new "Made for iPod" accessory adds an RS-232 port to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch – and lets it connect directly to the serial port on your telescope.
SkyWire requires zero configuration – just plug it into your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. It doesn’t need batteries – it’s powered by the phone, and consumes almost no power when not in use.
This new accessory now is ONLY selling at Scope City. To see the details, to to:
The price is only $79.99!
THE NEW LX800?WITH STARLOCK? DESIGNED FROM THE GROUND UP TO BE THE IDEAL ASTRO-IMAGING PLATFORM.
The incredible LX800, with amazing new technology called StarLock, derived from our LightSwitch telescopes, is the ultimate Astro-Imaging system combining fast, wide-field optics, ultra-precision German Equatorial Mount and a revolutionary integral full-time Auto-Guider. This system is unlike any on the market today.
Item No. 112-15010
Manuf. No. Meade 1208-80-01
Eligible for Scope City Rewards at Check-out
Featuring revolutionary Starlock technology, the Meade LX800 is the quintessential full-package imaging platform. Drawing from 39 years of astronomy innovation and experience, Meade Instruments has put every feature the astrophotographer could want into one amazing bundle.
Faster, Sharper Optical System
Based on the award winning ACF (Advanced Coma-Free) optical design, Meade has made the LX800 optical tubes faster and shaper. At only f/8, exposure times are dramatically shortened. High contrast baffling assures crisp images from edge to edge. Adding to the crystal clear view, an internal micro focuser offers two speeds of control at a 10:1 ratio and with an ultra solid connection to the primary mirror the need for a mirror lock is eliminated.
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This Meade 10" Advanced Coma- Free, f/8 optical tube gives high contrast, tack sharp views across the entire field. It Features an internal Crayford-style two speed micro focuser. The focuser has a rigid hold on the primary mirror that eliminates the need for a mirror lock. It includes Starlock technology allowing for fully automated guiding. An 80mm refractor, attached to the mount’s saddle plate, with a built in guide camera locks onto a guide star and focuses automatically! Starlock also automatically programs periodic error correction and corrects for any other errors down to virtually zero ensuring extremely accurate guiding.
Ultra-high precision German Equatorial Mount. Accurate to 1 arc second.
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