The StarShoot CAT Equatorial Base allows precise polar alignment of the StarShoot Compact Astro Tracker for astrophotography. It mounts on any photographic tripod equipped with a 3/8"-16 post. (Note: Remove any pan head from the tripod and mount the Equatorial Base directly to the 3/8" post of the tripod.) The included 43mm-wide dovetail mounting plate has a 3/8" threaded post for attaching the StarShoot CAT and allows quick mounting to and removal from the dovetail saddle of the Equatorial Base.
The StarShoot CAT Equatorial Base features adjustable elevation and azimuth positioning. Use the large latitude adjustment knob to set the saddle angle to the latitude (in degrees) of your location while referencing the graduated latitude scale. Use the azimuth adjustment knobs to move the base incrementally in azimuth (left or right). This is extremely helpful when trying to position Polaris (or the stars of Octans for Southern Hemisphere users) in the proper position on the polar scope's reticle during polar alignment.
The StarShoot CAT Equatorial Base is a perfect match for our optional StarBlast AutoTracker Tripod (#8976). This sturdy aluminum tripod weighs just over 4 lbs. and has three section extendable legs.
To take astrophotos with the StarShoot CAT, accurate polar alignment is essential. And for accurate polar alignment, the Equatorial Base is a must-have accessory. Made of anodized and powder-coated aluminum, it weighs 21.2 oz.
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.
Dovetail mounting plate
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