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We supply a range of accessories and cables for the following telescope systems

Meade ETX, LX, DS & LXD telescopes

Synta EQ6, HEQ5, EQ5, EQ4 & EQ3-2 Mounts

Vixen Sphynx & Sky Sensor 2000 Mounts

Celestron Nexstar

Losmandy Gemini

Takahashi

 

5m USB cable for Canon DSLR cameras (New!)

 

For those of you who want to use your Canon DSLR camera connected to your computer while imaging we have a replacement USB cable that is 5m in length, for those that need even longer cables look at the USB Active Extension cables below.

(USB 1.1 and 2.0 compatible)

 

Code

Cost

USBC5

9.99

 

 

USB Active Extension Cable 5m (New!)

These are 5m long active USB extension cables compatible with both USB 1.1 and 2.0, for extending existing USB equipment cable lengths.

Please note that we can supply a variety of USB and Firewire cables, contact us for more info.

 

Code

Cost

USBACT5

12.99

 

 

USB to RS232 (serial) adaptor cable 2m (New!)

These are 2m long USB to serial (9 pin) adaptors suitable for telescope control (tested with Sky6 and ASCOM) but unlike most of these adaptors they are long enough to use without extensions.

They are USB 1.1 and 2.0 compatible and are supplied with drivers for Windows, Linux and MAC's on CD

 

Code

Cost

USBSER2

12.99

 

Red LED torch with swivel head and clip

This very popular torch have been specifically designed for astronomy use, the light level has been specifically chosen so that it provides sufficient light to see to what you are doing but not so much that it affects you night vision adversely.

The torch has an adjustable head with a clip on the main body which allows easy positioning on clothing so that your hands are free.

The main body has a rubberised outer making it highly water resistant with a protected switch on the bottom.

Requires 2xAA battery (not supplied)

Currently this is still the most popular item we supply

 

Code

Cost

RLEDTS

9.99

 

Aluminium Red LED torch

These torches are for those who want the added durability of an Aluminium constructed torch but specifically for astronomical use, the light level has been specifically chosen so that it provides sufficient light to see to what you are doing but not so much that it affects you night vision adversely.

All the joints on this torch have 'O' ring seals making highly water resistant.

Switching the torch ON/OFF is achieved by turning the head of the torch 1/4 of a turn, it comes with a handy lanyard to help prevent loss.

Requires 2xAA battery (not supplied)

 

 

Code

Cost

RLEDTA

9.99

 

Velcro Tube Attachment Kit for telescopes

Allows temporary positioning of hand controllers and other items on the OTA.

These come in 3 sizes:

Small - for use with small scopes and tripod legs (includes 1m of Velcro D/S tape)

Medium - for scopes up to 150mm (includes 1.5m of Velcro D/S tape)

Large - for scopes up to 350mm, this is ideal for users of larger Newtonians allowing the hand box to be placed near the eyepiece (includes 2.5m of Velcro D/S tape)

These are ideal for use with go to handsets or any other small item that needs to be handy while observing and because the Velcro bands are not permanently fixed they can readily be repositioned or used on more than one scope.

 

 Size

    Code

Cost

Tripod Leg & small scopes HSPKS 7.99
Medium scopes up to 150mm HSPKM 8.99
Large scopes up to 350mm HSPKL 9.99

 

 

Flashing tripod leg lights (set of 3)

A set of 3 LED based flashing lights for attachment to the legs of tripods via a Velcro strap, of anything else you might want to mark the position of in the dark.

Helps to avoid the legs of your tripod being kicked in the dark and so potentially spoiling your precious photographs, very useful at star parties.

These flash a reduced light LED at about once a second, these are operated by clipping the LED module onto the battery pack.

Requires 6 x AA batteries (not supplied) 2 per light.

 

Code

Cost

TRLL

14.99

 

 

Set of 3 Tripod Foot Pads

 

These 120mm diameter pads help to prevent the tips of the tripod leg sinking into soft ground or slipping on a hard surface, they also provide some degree if vibration absorption between the tripod and the ground.

They are made from very durable glass reinforced nylon and have provision for 2 holes that can opened out to allow the pads to be pegged down for added stability.

 

 

Code

Cost

TPS120

16.99

 

 

12V DC Power Regulator Providing 3V, 3.5V, 5V, 6V, 6.5V & 7V at up to 2A

This voltage regulator is switch able to provide the following output voltages 3V, 3.5V, 5V, 6V, 6.5V & 7V at up to 2A and comes with a set of 7 different connection adaptors to allow it to be used with a wide range of other equipment including Digital cameras and PDA's (please email for more information).

 

 

Code

Cost

DCCONVEQ

10.99

 

 

12V DC Converter for use with Older Laptops & Video Cameras

It is switch able to provide the following output voltages 12V, 15V, 18V, 21V & 24V at up to 2.5A and comes with a set of 6 different connection adaptors to allow it to be used with a wide range of other equipment including older laptops that require less than 2.5A.

It can also be used to provide a regulated 12V supply preferred by some video cameras such as the Mintron's.

(please email for more information).

 

Code

Cost

DCCONVM

24.99

 

 

12V DC Converter for use with Laptops

This DC - DC converter is switch able to provide the following output voltages 15V, 16V, 18V, 19V & 20V at up to 6A & 22V, 24V at up to 5A comes with a set of connection adaptors to suit a wide range of laptops.

So allowing your laptop to to be run off a 12V cigarette lighter socket or a power pack instead of relying on the internal battery alone.

Note that this adaptor requires a cigarette lighter socket capable of providing 15A.

(please email for more information).

 

Code

Cost

DCCONVH

34.99