Telescope Accessories

  • Books and Star Charts

    Books and Star Charts

    28

    Having the best telescope that money can buy won't help you much if you don't know what objects to look for.

  • Collimation Tools

    Collimation Tools

    38

    Proper optical collimation is essential to achieving top performance from your telescope.

  • Counterweight Systems

    Counterweight Systems

    12

    Telescope counterweight systems are often required to offset the weight of a camera, filter wheel, and other imaging accessories.

  • Dew Shields and Dew Heaters

    Dew Shields and Dew Heaters

    43

    Dew shields and dew heater systems are an essential telescope accessory for anyone operating a telescope where dew or frost regularly forms.

  • Diagonals

    Diagonals

    16

    Star diagonals provide a more comfortable viewing angle when using refractors, Maksutov-Cassegrain, or Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes.

  • Dovetail Bars

    Dovetail Bars

    46

    Dovetail bars are used to attach telescope optical tubes to mounts.

  • Electronic Telescope Accessories

    Electronic Telescope Accessories

    13

    Most go to telescopes and mounts can be accept a GPS input or be controlled via a computer using these accessories.

  • Eyepiece Adapters

    Eyepiece Adapters

    5

    Eyepiece adapters are used to adapt from a larger focuser or star diagonal format to a smaller eyepiece format.

  • Filters

    Filters

    119

    Astronomical filters, including nebular, solar, and lunar filters enhance the appearance of specific targets.

  • Finder Scopes

    Finder Scopes

    19

    Finders or finder scopes offer a much wider field of view than a telescope, which aids in either object location or the alignment of a go to telescope.

  • Finder Scope Mounts

    Finder Scope Mounts

    20

    Finder scope mounts attach the finder scope to the telescope, and in some cases allow one finder to be shared among multiple telescopes.

  • Flashlights

    Flashlights

    6

    Red flashlights are used to read star charts without affecting your night vision.

  • Focusers

    Focusers

    40

    Focusers are one of the most commonly replaced or upgraded items to be found on a telescope

  • Focuser Accessories - Electronic

    Focuser Accessories - Electronic

    13

    Electronic focuser accessories allow you to adjust focus, either manually or via computer, without touching the focuser knob.

  • Focuser Accessories - Mechanical

    Focuser Accessories - Mechanical

    37

    Mechanical focuser accessories include such things as adapters, extension tubes, and mounting bases.

  • Laser Pointers

    Laser Pointers

    2

    Green laser pointers are useful for pointing to constellations and celestial objects for educational purposes.

  • Telescope Covers

    Telescope Covers

    46

    Telescope covers are a commonly seen item at star parties where telescopes are set up outdoors for several days at a time.

  • Telescope and Accessory Cases

    Telescope and Accessory Cases

    52

    Telescope cases make it easier to transport your telescope and also protect your investment.

  • Power Accessories

    Power Accessories

    9

    Most modern and telescope mounts require electrical power.

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