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Tele Vue Tele-Pod Advanced Alt-Azimuth Mount with Sky Tour - TPS-3024

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  • The Tele Vue Tele-Pod is a conveniently portable, easy-to-use alt-azimuth mount for compact Tele Vue scopes such as the TV-60 and TV-76
  • Tele-Pod head is supported via an included aluminum tripod with rubber-tipped feet
  • This system takes the smooth altitude and horizontal motions of the TeleVue yoke and cradle mount head and combines it with the adaptability of a photo-tripod
  • Augment your viewing experience with the included Sky Tour system's exclusive Lorenzin 2000+ object database
  • Comes with 3/8"-16 as well as 1/4"-20 attachment holes on the bottom of the azimuth bearing plate
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  • Description

    TeleVue Advanced Tele-Pod Mount with Aluminum Tripod

     

    Best equipped for lighter TeleVue scopes up to the TV-76 (or the TV-85 if employed for terrestrial use), the TeleVue Tele-Pod Advanced Alt-Azimuth Mount is a compact, easy to use travel mount. The TeleVue Tele-Pod offers the modest size, lightweight, and flexibility of a photo-tripod, combined with the smooth, balanced alt-azimuth motions of the yoke and cradle mount head.

    The Tele-Pod consists of a mount head for supporting the telescope, and an aluminum tripod with rubber feet for supporting the mount. The mount head facilitates both vertical and horizontal motion and features stable functioning altitude and azimuth bearings with tension adjustments, Delrin scope stop for accidental objective "nose dives," and both 3/8-16 and 1/4-20 attachment holes on the azimuth bearing plate's underside.

     

    TeleVue Sky Tour Computer Specifications

     

    • 10-character red LED display
    • 5-level display dimming
    • Display Resolution: 1 minute, right ascension; 0.1º declination
    • Display Modes:
      • STAR FIX - Alignment mode using convenient star list
      • RA DEC - Current right ascension and declination
      • CATALOG - Complete database of celestial objects
      • GUIDE - Shows direction and distance to object
      • ALIGN - Uses full database to fine-tune alignment
      • IDENTIFY - Identifies object by type
    • Tom Lorenzin 2000+ object catalog database includes:
      • 110 Messier objects
      • Selected NGC objects
      • Selected IC objects
      • Selected Non-Standard objects
      • Selected colored, double, and multiple stars
      • 31 alignment stars
      • 8 planets
      • Customizable FAVorites database that can hold up to 99 objects
    • Coordinate Epoch: AD 2000
    • Telescope Mounting Types:
      • Tele Vue Alt/Az
      • Dobsonian Alt/Az
      • Custom Alt/Az
      • German Equatorial
    • Alt/Azimuth Setup: Requires 2-star alignment - no input for latitude, longitude, date or time required
    • Encoder Resolution: 2160 step, 0.167-degree per step (10-arcminute per step) encoders
    • Sampling Rate: 0.5 ms
    • Maximum Slew Rate: 160 degrees per second
    • Sidereal Clock Accuracy: 0.01%
    • Dimensions: 2.8" x 4.6" x 1.1"
    • Weight: 6 oz. including 9v battery
    • Power Requirements: 5.1 to 14V DC Reverse polarity protected

    Supplier SKU

    TPS-3024

    What's Included

    • TeleVue Tele-Pod Advanced Mount
    • Aluminum Tripod
    • Sky Tour Computer
    • Mount Handle
    • Tripod Bag
    • Hardware

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    • Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
    • Mount Electronics: Manual
    • Power Options: No Power Required
    • Mount Latitude Range: +85º to -10º
    • Mount Weight: 9 lbs.
    • Includes Tripod: Yes
    • Tripod Height Range: 28.8" to 60"
    • Tripod Leg Material: Aluminum



    Documentation

    Tele Vue Tele-Pod Mount Instructions
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