Sky-Watcher SynGuider Autoguider Camera

Sky-Watcher SynGuider Autoguider Camera

91050
$439.99

Autoguiding - the easy way. The Sky-Watcher Synguider Autoguider is a revolutionary low-cost fully integrated guiding solution which actively helps you achieve pin-point star images while taking long-exposure photos.

Dispense with clumsy laptops, imaging cables, and setup time - simply plug the Synguider into the guide scope, 12v DC, and attach the ST-4 compatible control cable, and you're ready to go.

The built-in LCD screen gives you real-time information on the guide star as the Synguider keeps your stars on-target. The wired hand control allows configuration of the autoguider settings.

Features

  • Fully integrated guiding solution
  • Separate PC not required
  • Built-in red backlit LCD screen
  • Larger chip provides more area for locating and keeping guide star on chip
  • Automatic calibration of each axis
  • Automatic setting of guide rate parameters
  • Menu operation via convenient hand controller
  • Includes a parfocalizing ring and threaded eyepiece extension - frame and rough focus using an eyepiece

Specifications

  • CCD Sensor: Sony ICX404AL
  • Sensor dimensions: 5.6 x 4.7mm
  • Pixel size: 9.6µ x 7.5µ
  • Resolution: 510 x 492
  • Exposure times: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096 ms
  • Real-time star image display
  • Magnitude limit: 8 (assuming 80mm scope, 2048ms exposure, ideal seeing conditions)
  • ST-4 compatible autoguider interface
  • 1.25" and 42mm T-mount telescope interface
  • Firmware upgradeable
  • Power requirements: 6v-14v DC 250mA (6v recommended)(2.1mm tip-positive)
  • External battery pack: 4 x D cell batteries (batteries not included)
  • Optional AC adapter use: must be 12v switching regulated style
  • Weight: 200g (7oz)
  • Made in China

You can easily calculate the angular resolution in arc-seconds using the following formula:

  • Resolution(X) = 2261/FL
  • Resolution(Y) = 1962/FL

Where FL is the focal length of the guide scope in millimeters