Vixen Encoder for AXJ Mount

Make your AXJ mount more comfortable and precise with high precision encoders

  • Celestial objects can be approached by hand
  • Control via high-resolution STARBOOK TEN monitor
  • Periodic error of less than 0.5 arc seconds
  • Open the clamps possible without losing the go-to
  • Excellent for long exposures without autoguiding
  • Is mounted inside the mount to save space
  • Dimensions and weight RA: 99.5 mm x 27 mm, 350g
  • Dimensions and weight DEC: 99.5 mm x 25 mm, 320g

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Available, delivery time: 1-3 days

Product number: X037913
GTIN/EAN: 4955295379132
Product information "Vixen Encoder for AXJ Mount"
Make your AXJ mount more comfortable and precise with high precision encoders! 
The Vixen AXJ encoders allow you to manually move to the celestial objects via the monitor. Generally, computer-controlled mounts have an automatic "go-to" system where the position of the objects through a 2-star allighnment must be stored before the observation. Once you have done this, the mount is able to find the objects automatically. However, if you loosen the clamping levers on the mount while using the "go-to" system, the telescope loses information to identify the object positions and the "Go-to" becomes unusable. For this reason, the telescope could not be moved manually. 

However, with the AXJ encoder, this is now possible. You can "go-to" one object and manually adjust the next by releasing the clamp, without losing the positioning information on the next "go-to". On the high resolution monitor of the STARBOOK TEN control you can now adjust the objects comfortably by hand. The second big advantage is an enormously high tracking accuracy with a periodic error <0.5 arcseconds which allows long time exposures of faint celestial objects without an autoguiding system. 

This is a dream for any serious astrophotographer. The AXJ encoders are mounted inside the mount, and thus do not affect the dimensions of the AXJ mount. So there is no need to buy a larger storage case. 


FEATURES
  • RA Encoder Sensor: Reflective laser sensor 
  • 2 pieces Refractive rotation disk made of glass 
  • Resolving power: 0.1 arc seconds 
  • Periodic error: Less than 0.5 arc seconds rms (typical) 
  • Power supply: From AXJ mount DC5V 0.2A 
  • Electrical Terminal: D-SUB15PIN female (connected to AXJ) 
  • Dimensions and weight: 99.5 mm diameter x 27 mm thickness / 350 g 
  • DC Encoder Sensor: Reflective optical sensor 
  • Resolving power: 0.2 arc seconds 
  • Power supply: From AXJ mount DC5V 0.1A 
  • Electrical Terminal: D-SUB9PIN female (connected to AXJ) 
  • Operating temperature: Between 0 and 40 degrees Celsius 
  • Dimensions and weight: 99.5mm diameter x 25mm thickness / 320g 

SCOPE OF DELIEVRY
  • AXJ Encoder (2pcs) 
  • Mounting tool 
  • Mounting screws 
Colour: silver/black
Focus Group [Telescopes]: Advanced Amateurs, Specialists and Research
Material: Aluminium, Metal

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Do you already own a photo camera and would like to create impressive pictures of the night sky with the help of the long exposure or even make time-lapse pictures with little effort ? The BRESSER StarTracker Astronomical PhotoMount PM-100 is the ideal base. Not only for beginners in astrophotography, this mount is particularly well suited, but also the experts swear by a compact and easy-to-use mount to automatically compensate for the natural rotation of the earth. The built-in tracking motor rotates the saddle-mounted camera precisely against the earth's rotation and thus the stars remain in pinpoint shape even with long exposures. If you already own a sturdy photo tripod with a video tilt head you can use the photo mount's head directly with the 1/4 inch & 3/8 inch photo thread holes. The pole height (latitude) is then adjusted by the video tilt head. The photo-mount with tripod with carry-case and polar wedge are also available as a bundle - Product No.: 4964120 Which cameras are basically suitable for use with the BRESSER photo mount ? All cameras with ¼ inch (6.3mm) tripod connection thread and bulb length" B "for long exposure are suitable. The BRESSER StarTracker Astronomical Photo Mount PM-100 is designed for a camera with lens of max. 2.0 kg total weight to carry and track in polar mode. In Azimut mode also a camera weight up to 5.0kg is possible.  Large aperture, wide-angle lenses are ideal for the beginning, because the requirements for tracking accuracy accumulate with increasing focal length and exposure time. Thus, a shot with wide-angle lens can be exposed for up to several minutes and the stars remain punctiform without problems. For example, with a 200mm telephoto lens the polar alignment of the photo mount must be exactly right. But thanks to the integrated pole finder tunnel, this is done quickly. After setting up the light and compact StarTracker Photo Mount, simply set the approximate latitude (pole height) and aim Polaris through the integrated pole finder tunnel. Then mount the camera with the photo lens using the quick-release plate on the supplied ball head. With the ball head, the camera can be aligned and determined at any time on any section of the sky. As soon as the tracking motor is switched on, long-time exposure can be started immediately. This does not even take 5 minutes ... The tracking is carried out by a precise stepper motor, which can be controlled by an easy digital setup on LCD screen. Low power consumption allows up to 20 hours of operation with just one battery charge or simply use the micro USB port for an unlimited power supply. FEATURES Equatorial StarTracker Photo-Mount Automatic siderial tracking against the Earth rotation  Different tracking speed setting possible Suitable for northern and southern henisphere Time lapse: from 15 minutes to 48 hours Ballhead with quick release saddle plate and 1/4" Photo thread for Kamera mountingPhoto-Mount with 1/4" threaded bolt for ballhead mounting Additional quick release coupling for ball head removal High precision stepper motor with helical gear for accurate tracking Clear LCD screen and easy setup menu Battery operation 4 x AA batteries or mico USB (optional acc.)  Battery life: up to 20 hours Weight Photo-Mont: 0.63kg Load capacity of Photo-Mount: up to 2.0kg/5.0kg (EQ/AZ) Optional Acc: Polar-wedge, Tripod and carry-case, optical pole finder scope with illumination unit SCOPE OF DELIVERY StarTracker astronomical Photo-Mount head Ballhead with quick release saddle plate User manual

€349.00*
BRESSER Mobile Solar Charger 120 Watt with USB and DC output
Self-sufficient travel with the BRESSER solar charger Whether camping, sailing, trekking or swimming at the nearest lake – anyone who enjoys being outdoors for long periods of time does not want to do without their smartphone, tablet, powerbank, etc. But one question quickly arises: where can I find the nearest power socket? After all, every battery runs out and our practical everyday helpers can't manage without electricity. With the ultra-compact BRESSER solar charger, you simply use the power of the sun to charge your devices. The environmentally friendly solar energy is free of charge – and you remain independent of the power grid! Simply open it up, put it down and immediately produce green solar powerThe handling is very simple: unfold the solar panel and align it as perpendicularly as possible to the sun. Then connect the device to be charged to the solar charger, either with a suitable USB cable (not included) or with the included DC connection cable. The charging process begins immediately. Which devices can the solar panel charge? The solar charger gets all devices with a USB power supply connection or the above-mentioned DC power plug connection up and running again in no time – e.g. smartphones, tablets, power banks, portable playstations, MP4 players, GPS devices and Bluetooth headphones. It is also suitable for charging large power stations such as the BRESSER Power Station 100 Watt (art. no.3810000) and the BRESSER Power Station 500 Watt (art. no. 3810020) as well as power stations from other manufacturers with suitable connection values.Universal charger with flexible connection optionsThere is one USB-C connection socket and another orange USB-A connection socket with QC3.0 standard for powering your devices and also for fast charging of newer generations of devices. An additional universal connection cable with a hollow DC plug 5.5/2.1 mm in diameter and 2.5 metres long, as well as 3 plug adapters (3.5/1.35 mm, 5.5/2.5 mm, 8.0/5.5/0.8 mm) are included in the scope of delivery. The polarity of the connectors is as follows: Inner contact = positive (+), outer contact = negative (-). How long does it take to charge a battery?Most modern devices with built-in batteries indicate the current charging status of the battery on a display or status LEDs. The charging process is also automatically terminated by the internal charger of the smartphone or tablet, etc., as soon as the battery is full.Nevertheless, it is helpful to know how long a full charge theoretically takes with an empty battery. This is the only way to choose the right solar panel model for the requirements of the devices you want to charge.Here is a short calculation: Divide the capacity of the battery (mAh) by the charging current of the charger (mA) and multiply this by a factor of 75. This then gives you the approximate charging time in minutes that is required to fully charge the battery at 100% sunshine duration.Example 1: A battery with a capacity of 3000mAh (3.0 Ah) and a charging current via 5 volt USB connection of 3400mA (3.4 amps). So 3000 : 3400 x 75 = 66 minutes. Dividing the result by 60 gives the charging time in hours: 1.1 hours.This means that an average smartphone can be fully charged in just about 1.1 hours with a 120-watt solar panel.   Example 2: A large power station battery with a capacity of 13000mAh (13.0 Ah) and a charging current via 18 volts DC plug connection of 6600mA (6.6 amps). So 13000 : 6600 x 75 = 148 minutes. Dividing the result by 60 gives the charging time in hours: 2.5 hours.This means that an average smartphone can be fully charged in just about 2.5 hours with a 120-watt solar panel.   Carabiner hook for attachment included In order to attach the solar panel securely to an object and align it perfectly with the sun, 4 sturdy snap hooks are included in the scope of delivery. Simply connect them to the riveted ring eyelets of the solar panel and use them to hang the solar charger stably, e.g. on a tent loop, a fence or other suitable holding points.Innovative solar cell technology with high efficiency Monocrystalline silicium cells ensure high efficiency and the fastest possible charging of the device batteries. This means maximum electricity yield per solar surface. As a result, you benefit from relatively high charging currents and short charging times with a compact design.Easy transportThanks to the modern and flat design, you can easily fold the individual segments of the solar panel into a small bag and stow it in your luggage while saving space. Always ready for the next spontaneous use.Robust, dust- and water-repellent materials The durable Cordura fabric is extremely tear-resistant but still flexible. It protects the valuable solar panel from damage and provides the necessary stability during use. The solar panel is dust- and water-repellent, it withstands most weather conditions and is your ideal companion for almost all outdoor activities. Nevertheless, the solar panel should not be exposed to direct rain or extreme humidity.IMPORTANT NOTESThe solar panel does not have an integrated charger or charge controller. Therefore, it is not suitable for directly charging loose battery cells or lead batteries. It is only suitable for smartphones, tablets and power banks, for example, because they always have built-in internal chargers.The solar panel does not have its own battery, but serves exclusively as a power source in sunshine for charging electronic devices.When connecting the devices to be charged via the DC bar plug, always ensure the required voltage and correct polarity. Otherwise, damage may occur to the electronics of the solar panel and the devices to be charged.Do not leave the solar panel outdoors at night with high humidity or in the rain. This could damage the internal electronics. FEATURESSolar panel with output power of max. 120 wattsSolar panel for charging battery-powered devicesSuitable for smartphones, tablets, power banks and larger power stations etc.Simply unfold, point towards the sun and the charging startsStay independent even without a 230-volt socketFree electricity through solar energyNo emissions and zero noiseConnection of USB devices via 1 x USB-C and an orange USB-A socket with QC3.0, also for fast charging. Connection of power stations via hollow DC plug, incl. various adapters. AdapterMonocrystalline silicium cells with high efficiencyEnables high charging currents and short charging timesCompact transport dimensions due to foldable designRobust, dust- and water-repellent materials Ideal for all outdoor activitiesSPECIFICATIONS Output power of the solar panel: 120 wattsOutput voltage at the DC connection cable: 18 voltsOutput current at the DC connection cable: max. 6.6 ampsUSB-C connection socket: 1 x USB-C (for fast charging).Output voltage and current at the USB-C socket: 5V3.0A/9V2.0A/12V1.5AUSB-A socket: 1 x USB orange QC3.0 (for fast charging)Output voltage and current at the orange USB-A QC3 socket: 5V3.4A/9V2.5A/12V2.0ADC connection cable length: 2.5 metresDC plug adapters: 3.5/1.35mm, 5.5/2.5mm, 8.0/5.5/0.8mmPolarity of DC connectors: inner contact = positive (+), outer contact = negative (-)Transport dimensions when folded: 520 x 370 x 50 mmDimensions when unfolded: 1660 x 520 x 35 mmWeight: 4.6 kgSCOPE OF DELIVERYSolar panel 120 Watt (1 piece)Carabiner hook (4 pieces)Integrated DC connection cable (1 piece)Plug adapter (3 pieces)User manual

€255.90*
EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Twilight I telescope mount with tripod
The Twilight I is a light-to-medium-duty alt-azimuth mount and tripod designed to quickly and easily accept small to medium sized refractors, such as the AR102 + AR127s or ED102mm + ED127, and of course, the ED80mm. Lightweight, fast Newtonians will also match up nicely with the Explore Scientific Twilight I mount. As long as your telescope does not exceed 18 pounds and has a Vixen-Style Universal Dovetail bar for mounting the telescope to the mount head, you are good to go. The Twilight I alt-azimuth mount head is made of powder-coated aluminum and there are worm gears on both axes. The adjustable angle head can be tilted forward or back at a 45° angle to allow more clearance for your telescope so you can point it straight up for viewing at the zenith. The Allen hex wrench for doing the mount head adjustment can be safely stored at the integrated magnetic holder.  Slow-motion control cables are attached on the vertical and horizontal axes, and are easy to turn during the night, even with gloves on, due to the over-sized knurled knobs that are attached to the end of each cable. They can be attached to either side of each axis to accommodate right or left-handed users, or different types of telescopes (e.g. refractors vs. Newtonian reflectors) for ease of adjustment. The stainless steel tripod that comes standard with the Twilight I mount has adjustable legs and a wide foot print of 42 inches, which makes the tripod more stable. A spreader bar locks against the inside of the legs to secure the tripod even further, and keep vibrations to a minimum. SCOPE OF DELIVERTwilight I Telescope MountStainless Steel Field tripod

€299.00*
Vixen AXD Adapter Plate
Adapter plate for AXD and AXD2 mounts.This plate allows you to attach two telescopic tubes next to each other, e.g. for a guide scope.For mounting a guide scope, we recommend item no. X000097 (GuideMount XY)FEATURES For securing guide scopesDimensions: 400 mm x 200 mm x 15 mm Weight: 2.9 kgDELIVERY CONTENTAXD adapter plateMounting screwsMounting tool

€349.00*
Vixen TR102 tripod for AXD mount
Ultra sturdy tripod for AXD and AXD2 mounts.The tripod is vibration resistant and features 2 extendable sections.FEATURESVixen TR102 tripod for AXD/AXD2 mount Dimensions: Ø 55mmLength of legs: 760 mm to 1018 mmTripod height: 690 mm to 915 mmHolder: Base with 440 mm to 570 mm radiusWeight: 13.3 kgDELIVERY CONTENTTR102 tripod

€1,599.00*

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