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

    34

    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

    40

    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.

  • Eyepiece Adapters

    Eyepiece Adapters

    4

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

  • 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

    24

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

  • Focuser Accessories

    Focuser Accessories

    10

    Focuser accessories include motor drives and associated computer interface hardware, telescope adapters and extension tubes.

  • Lunar and Planetary Filters

    Lunar and Planetary Filters

    20

    Lunar and planetary filters reduce brightness and glare, and reveal subtle detail that is lost when one color dominates the object.

  • Nebular Filters

    Nebular Filters

    25

    Nebular filters serve to increase the contrast and detail visible in emission nebulae.

  • Solar Filters

    Solar Filters

    75

    Solar filter provide a safe and effective means to observe the sun with a standard astronomical telescope.

  • 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

    48

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

  • Power Accessories

    Power Accessories

    7

    Most modern and telescope mounts require electrical power.

  • Electronic Telescope Accessories

    Electronic Telescope Accessories

    8

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

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