The Altair 60mm guide scope & camera combo comes with the sensitive Altair GPCAMv2 AR0130 Mono Guide Camera, plus famous Altair 60mm Guide Scope optical tube. It's small, compact, light - ideal for wide field imaging. NEW version with variable tube length adjuster to bring more cameras into focal range.
What's more you get a free SharpCap PRO software license with the camera so you can POLAR ALIGN with extreme accuracy out of the box in minutes. Your finder doesn't even need to be perfectly aligned with your optical tube! You can just point the finder scope within 5 degrees of the north or south celestial pole and the software will do the rest!
There are many autoguiding kits out there, but nothing we know of with such a sensitive camera and such a light weight high quality all-metal guide scope. There are no plastic parts in this kit, and no spring loaded guidescope rings so you don't need to worry about flex. The finder scope includes a special extension with 3 locking screws to bring your camera to focus. The helical focuser has it's own thumbscrew to stay locked in focus.
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Before plugging in the camera This combo includes:
60mm F3.75 Optical Tube with 1.25" non-rotating Helical Micro focuser (with locking thumbscrew) (Code: AF60STR-NRF-NOEP)
Special thread-on extension with 3 thumbscrews and brass compression ring to hold the camera absolutely rigid.
Adjustable guide scope rings with Nylon Tipped thumbscrews
Metal Finder Stalk which screws into the metal cross-piece. (Fits Skywatcher and most other telescope finder brackets).
Universal Finder Scope Base (Code: UNIFBR) which fits Altair Astro optical tubes and most other optical tubes on the market thanks to the slotted holes.Guide / imaging camera:
Altair GPCAMv2 AR0130 MONO Guide Camera with ST4 Port (Code: ALTAIRGP130M-BASIC)
Clear Optical window for maximum guide star transmission.
1.25" Nosepiece/Barrel with 1.25" Filter thread on front
Free AltairCapture deepsky, planetary imaging and EAA software for Windows XP, 8, & 10 PC only. SPECIAL OFFER! FREE 1 YEAR SharpCap PRO License!
Includes ultra-accurate polar alignment assist, deepsky CMOS exposure time optimisation assist, live stacking for EAA/Video astronomy, live darkframe and flat frame subtration. Just download the latest SharpCap, connect your camera, register when the screen pops up and sign up for your free license. Download SharpCap 3.0+ now to take advantage of this special offer. One license per user. For Windows PCs only. NOTE:
The Camera is compatible with PHD2.6 or above guiding software (native support), and with other applications through the ASCOM interface. NOTE:
Software and drivers are not included in the box and must be downloaded