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Orion Mini Deluxe Pro AutoGuider Package - 20011

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Orion Mini Deluxe Pro AutoGuider Package

With its high-end accessories and outstanding features, its no surpise that the Orion Mini Deluxe Pro AutoGuider Package is a favorite among astrophotographer. This autoguider package includes the Orion Deluxe Mini 50mm Guide Scope with Helical Focuser and base, Starshoot AutoGuider, aluminum adapter plate, and 1.25" nosepiece. Autoguider software and cables are also included to keep your scope fixed on the sky so you can enjoy astrophotography worry-free.

The included StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Monochrome Astrophotography Camera is a slim, lightweight, and extremely sensitive monochrome guide camera with high 75% quantum efficiency to help "guide" you to better quality astrophotos, and it features a built-in ST-4 port for easy connection to motorized equatorial mounts. The camera's slim, lightweight design allows for improved back-focus range and better compatibility with guiding and imaging accessories such as off-axis guiders. The included Orion AstroCap software is packed with capture features such as focus aids, histogram, exposure and gain settings, auto dark frame removal, and more. Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 (32 bit & 64 bit). Includes ASCOM driver.

The included 50mm aperture, 162mm focal length (f/3.2) Deluxe Mini 50mm Guide Scope features fully multi-coated achromatic optics and a smooth-adjusting machined helical focus mechanism to allow for faster, more precise focusing of potential guide stars. The machined and anodized helical focuser has a fixed-orientation design that will not rotate the installed StarShoot AutoGuider Pro during focus adjustments, so you don't have to hassle with rotating fields of potential guide stars when focus adjustments are made. You'll find potential guide stars easily thanks to the Deluxe Mini 50mm Guide Scope's bright and wide field-of-view. The helical focuser has a 12.5mm travel range, and a tight thread tolerance which ensures zero backlash and eliminates flexure-inducing "play" for solid, stable performance night after night. The easy-grip, machined helical focuser ring features a convenient thumbscrew lock to keep the focuser securely in-place once ideal focus is achieved.

A machined aluminum 1.25" adapter on the included Deluxe Mini 50mm Guide Scope features three thumbscrews to keep the StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono securely in-place during long imaging sessions. The dovetail guide scope bracket fits in any standard Orion dovetail finder scope base and omits the need for a piggyback oriented guide scope system which can be a hassle to install and balance. Three adjustment thumbscrews on the bracket allow easy and precise aiming of the Mini 50mm Guide Scope. An included dovetail mounting base and attachment hardware lets you install the on any telescope optical tube, in case you want to install it on a telescope that already has a finder scope, or on a telescope without a dovetail base. The included aluminum adapter plate lets you mount the Orion Mini Deluxe Pro AutoGuider Package's dovetail base to most standard dovetail telescope attachment plates for piggybacking on top of your imaging telescope's tube rings, or for use in a side-by-side plate or saddle.

With a total weight of just 1.325 lbs. (21.2 oz.), the Orion Mini Deluxe Pro AutoGuider Package will add autoguiding accuracy to your astrophotos without adding the bulk of older and larger guide scopes. Get this affordable package today and add auto-guided accuracy to your astrophotos!

Orion 50mm Mini Deluxe Guide Scope Specs

  • Optical design: Refractor
  • Optical diameter: 50mm
  • Focal length: 162mm
  • Focal ratio: f/3.2
  • Coatings: Fully coated
  • Optics type: Air-spaced doublet
  • Glass material: Crown/Flint
  • Resolving power: 3.32arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification: 9x
  • Tube material: Aluminum
  • Length of optical tube: 6.8 in.
  • Weight, optical tube: 1.4 lbs.

Orion Starshoot Autoguider Pro Specs

  • Imaging sensor: Aptina Mono CMOS MT9M034
  • Imaging sensor size: 1/3"
  • Pixel array: 1280 x 960 (1,228,800 total)
  • Pixel size: 3.75 x 3.75
  • Imaging chip: Monochrome
  • Video frame rate: Up to 200 fps
  • Exposure range: 0.00002s to 600s
  • A/D conversion: 8 bit
  • Mounting: 1.25" nozzle
  • USB connection: High-speed 2.0
  • Software compatibility: Windows 7/8
  • Binning: 1x1, 2x2
  • Weight: 21oz.