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We supply a range of accessories and cables for the following telescope systems

Meade ETX, LX, DS & LXD telescopes

Synta EQ6, HEQ5, EQ5, EQ4 & EQ3-2 Mounts

Vixen Sphinx & Sky Sensor 2000 Mounts

Celestron Nexstar

Losmandy Gemini

Takahashi

 

Counterweights for EQ6's and other mounts are available, please Email your requirements and we will advise cost and availability.

 

EQ6 & Synscan 12V Power Cable

This cable provides power to a Synta EQ6 Telescope mount (with or without the Synscan controller) from a cigarette lighter socket.

It also solves the power problems experienced by users of Synscan based EQ6's when using the supplied power cable (LED blinks on slew and a grating noise is heard from the motors which appear to stall)

They have a 3A reset-able electronic fuse backed up by a conventional 8A fuse and are constructed using a heavy gauge cable to minimise power drop.

Theses are available in the following lengths 2m, 3m, 5m, 8m & 10m

(other lengths are available to special order. Please email to enquire about pricing)

 

 Cable Length

    Code

Cost

EQ6 Power Cable 2m EQ6P2 8.99
EQ6 Power Cable 3m EQ6P3 9.99
EQ6 Power Cable 5m EQ6P5 12.99
EQ6 Power Cable 8m EQ6P8 15.99
EQ6 Power Cable 10m EQ6P10 17.99

 

 

PC Connection cable to fit EQ6 with Synscan controller 

Allows connection via standard 9 pin D type serial port on PC to the Synscan controller to enable control from compatible applications.

Plugs into RS232 port on Synscan, requires 9 pin serial port on PC.

Theses are available in the following lengths 3m, 5m, 10m,15m & 20m

(other lengths are available to special order. Please email to enquire about pricing)

 

 Cable Length

    Code

Cost

Synscan serial Cable 3m EQ6SRE3 12.99
Synscan serial Cable 5m EQ6SRE5 14.99
Synscan serial Cable 10m EQ6SRE10 19.99
Synscan serial Cable 15m EQ6SRE15 22.99
Synscan serial Cable 20m EQ6SRE20 24.99

 

 

Deluxe PC Connection cable to fit EQ6 with Synscan controller  

Allows connection via standard 9 pin D type serial port on PC to the Synscan controller to enable control from compatible applications.

This cable differs from most cables currently on the market as it is made using certified data transmission cable and has a heavy duty die cast metal housing at the computer end.

If you demand a heavy duty cable that will stand up to the abuse in the field them this is the one for you.

Plugs into RS232 port on Synscan, requires 9 pin serial port on PC.

Theses are available in the following lengths 5m, 10m,15m & 20m

(other lengths are available to special order. Please email to enquire about pricing)

Each cable is individually tested for performance once made up.

 

 

 Cable Length

    Code

Cost

Synscan serial Cable 5m EQ6SRD5 17.99
Synscan serial Cable 10m EQ6SRD10 23.99
Synscan serial Cable 15m EQ6SRD15 26.99
Synscan serial Cable 20m EQ6SRD20 29.99

 

 

Replacement Handset Cables for EQ6 with Synscan controller  

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This is a non coiled replacement cable to fit between the Synscan hand controller and the mount, it is fitted with a die cast metal plug housing at the mount end to provide better durability and cable support.

 

 

 Cable Length

    Code

Cost

Synscan Controller Cable 2m EQ6HBX2 12.99
Synscan Controller Cable 3m EQ6HBX3 14.99
Synscan Controller Cable 5m EQ6HBX5 18.99
Synscan Controller Cable 8m EQ6HBX8 24.99
Synscan Controller Cable 10m EQ6HBX10 30.99

 

 

EQ6 Replacement Altitude Adjustment Bolts

These are replacement bolts for the bendy ones supplied as standard with the head. They are made from stainless steel for added stiffness and durability with a shaped tip to prevent digging in during adjustment.

No tools are required for either fitting or use as the elevation adjuster is fitted with a black plastic adjusting handle for easy fine adjustment, while the locking bolt has an easy to use 2" black plastic hand knob.

 

 

Code

Cost

EQ6AAB

24.99

 

 

EQ6 Replacement Azimuth Adjusters

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We have added these replacement Polar alignment Azimuth adjusters due to requests from customers.

They are designed to replace the relatively short Azimuth adjusters fitted as standard on the EQ6 mounts.

Primarily designed to aid Polar drift alignments by providing a more positive feel handgrip with more clearance between the handgrip and the mount body. The larger handgrip also makes fine adjustment easier.

No tools are required for either fitting or use of the azimuth adjusters.

 

 

Code

Cost

EQ6AZAB

24.99

 

 

Replacement Hand Knob for EQ6 & HEQ5 Tripod Spreader Plate

 

This is a replacement knob that screws onto the M12 central head attachment rod in order to hold the spreader plate in place on the tripod.

It offers more hand clearance than the original, so less scuffed knuckles and is ideal for those who have either lost or damaged the original or who want a bit more clearance.

2" in diameter and made from black plastic with a brass insert for ease of use.

 

 

Code

Cost

EQ6SPRK

5.99

 

 

HEQ5 Replacement Altitude Adjustment Bolts

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These are replacement bolts for the bendy ones supplied as standard with the head. They are made from stainless steel for added stiffness and durability with a shaped tip to prevent digging in during adjustment.

No tools are required for either fitting or use as the elevation adjuster is fitted with a black plastic adjusting handle for easy fine adjustment, while the locking bolt has an easy to use 2" black plastic hand knob.

 

 

Code

Cost

HEQ5AAB

24.99

 

 

HEQ5 Replacement Azimuth Adjusters

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We have added these replacement Polar alignment Azimuth adjusters due to requests from customers.

They are designed to replace the relatively short Azimuth adjusters fitted as standard on the HEQ5 mounts.

Primarily designed to aid Polar drift alignments by providing a more positive feel handgrip with more clearance between the handgrip and the mount body. The larger handgrip also makes fine adjustment easier.

No tools are required for either fitting or use of the azimuth adjusters.

 

 

Code

Cost

HEQ5AZAB

24.99

 

 

Stainless Steel Counterweights for EQ6

These counterweights are specifically made to fit the 18mm EQ6 counterweight shaft and are made from Stainless steel with a stainless locking bolt and a brass pin to prevent marking the shaft. The standard sizes are 5.2Kg reduced diameter 4" (as shown in the picture), 5.2Kg standard diameter 6", 12.5Kg standard diameter and 16Kg standard diameter.

Other sizes are available to order so if you have a specific requirement please email us with your requirements

As counterweights are only made to order please allow a minimum of 28 days for manufacture and delivery.

 

 

 Counterweight Size

    Code

Cost

Stainless 5.2Kg Reduced EQ6SSCW52N 76.00
Stainless 5.2Kg Standard EQ6SSCW52S POA
Stainless 12.5Kg Standard EQ6SSCW12S 132.00
Stainless 16Kg Standard EQ6SSCW16S POA

 

 

Set of 3 Tripod Foot Pads

 

These 120mm diameter pads help to prevent the tips of the tripod leg sinking into soft ground or slipping on a hard surface, they also provide some degree if vibration absorption between the tripod and the ground.

They are made from very durable glass reinforced nylon and have provision for 2 holes that can opened out to allow the pads to be pegged down for added stability.

 

 

Code

Cost

TPS120

16.99

 

 

 

12V DC Power Regulator for EQ5, EQ4 & EQ3-2 Motor Drives

This is a voltage regulator that takes 12V from a cigarette socket and regulates it down to provide 6V required by the motor drive units supplied for the EQ5, EQ4 and EQ3 mounts, allowing these to be run from a rechargeable 12V power pack instead of the battery pack supplied.

It is switch able to provide the following output voltages 3V, 3.5V, 5V, 6V, 6.5V & 7V at up to 2A and comes with a set of 7 different connection adaptors to allow it to be used with a wide range of other equipment including Digital cameras and PDA's (please email for more information).

 

 

Code

Cost

DCCONVEQ

10.99