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Orion Telescopes
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Orion StarShoot 32mm Mini Guide Scope
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  • Compact and lightweight for excellent guiding results
  • 32mm doublet objective with a 122mm focal length (f/3.8) provides plenty of guide stars to choose from
  • Works with Orion StarShoot Mini cameras, as well as most 1.25" nosepiece guiders on the market (up to ~24mm back focus from t/c threads
  • Includes both a 1.25" visual back with compression lock and t-threads included, and a c-mount visual back for securely threading on a c-mount style camera.
  • Weighs just 9 ounces


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Item #  52057

Keeping excess weight off of your astrophotography setup is always a good thing, and using the Orion StarShoot 32mm Mini Guide Scope will definitely help in this regard! Weighing in at only 9 oz. and just 5.7" long, this Mini Guide Scope is perfect for accurate guiding of any relatively short focal length optically fast imaging telescopes.

The 32mm Mini Guide Scope features a 32mm doublet objective lens with a focal length of 122mm (f/3.8). This will provide a very wide field of view with your guide camera, which means there will be plenty of stars for your guiding software to lock onto and accurately track. The dovetail base slides into most all Orion brand telescope finder shoes and locks securely in place. The 6-point ring adjustment screws allow independent adjustment of the guide scope aim, but with today's sensitive autoguiders, it's doubtful you'll ever have to touch those screws. Focus is achieved by threading the objective lens cell forward and back and then locking down the threaded collar which will preserve the focus from session to session.

There are two camera/visual back adapters included with the StarShoot Mini. First, a standard 1.25" female visual back with a brass compression ring so you can slip any autoguider with a 1.25" nosepiece into the guide scope. Or if your guide scope has female t-threads, you can thread it directly onto the end of this adapter for a super secure fit. We are also including a c-mount adapter in case you own a guide scope such as our StarShoot Mini cameras. Simply unscrew the 1.25" adapter, replace with the c-mount adapter, and thread your c-mount camera on for a solid flex-free fit.

The guide scope has a maximum back focus of ~24mm from the base of the t/c threads, which should help determine if your own guide camera will be compatible with the StarShoot Mini 32mm Guide Scope. The front objective lens threads forward another 13mm, so as long as the camera you want to use has a back focus of between 11mm and 24mm, it should come to focus.

A truly "set-it-and-forget-it" guide scope! Just attach your guide camera and focus it the first evening. Focus shouldn't change between nights, and with such a large field of view you'll never have to hunt for another guide star again!

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-447-1001.

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  • User level
    Intermediate
  • Optical design
    Refractor
  • Optical diameter
    32mm
  • Focal length
    122mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/3.8
  • Optics type
    Air-spaced doublet
  • Resolving power
    3.63arc*sec
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    None
  • Focuser
    Internal
  • Mount type
    Optical Tube without Mount
  • Backfocus distance
    24.0mm
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Length of optical tube
    5.7 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    0.6 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    1.25" camera nosepiece adapter, C-mount camera adapter, Adjustable bracket that fits Orion finder base
  • Other features
    6-point adjustable mounting bracket, Compatible with 1.25" nosepiece and c-mount cams, Backfocus range between 11mm and 24mm
  • Warranty
    One year

StarShoot 32mm Guidescope
Dual rings and finder dovetail mount
1.25" adapter with t-threads
C-mount adapter

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