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Baader Planetarium NexStar and StarSeeker Bracket

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Baader NexStar Bracket


Pronto on a NexStar 80 Mount

The Celestron NexStar GT and Orion StarSeeker telescopes come equipped with full-featured mountings that deliver automated Go To capability, all at an unbelievably low price.  While the included optical tubes provide entry-level capabilities, the mounts themselves are surprisingly solid and offer the possibility of Go To for just about any small telescope.

Baader Planetarium, recognizing the untapped potential of these mountings, has begun producing a novel adapter that converts the GT mounts into full featured Go To platforms.  A dovetail receiver bracket mounts to the altitude axis in place of the stock plastic tube clamp.  The sliding dovetail bar is designed to easily couple to a telescope’s tube rings or mounting block, and securely attaches to the receiver with a single large locking knob.  This dovetail system permits quick mounting and balancing, and also works with any Vixen standard dovetail bar (i.e. Celestron, Synta, Orion, and other Vixen ‘clones’).  Two versions of the clamp system are available, one for the NexStar 60/80 and StarSeeker 70/80, and one for the NexStar 114/130GT and StarSeeker 114/130.


NOTE:  No Longer Available



Modular Guidescope Rings


These heavy duty adjustable guidescope rings provide an extremely solid  mounting for auxiliary and guide telescopes.  They include several unique and useful features which distinguish them from commonly available guidescope rings.

Multiple flats and mounting holes  machined around the periphery allow these rings to be coupled to each other, permitting you to interconnect multiple auxiliary telescopes in a number of configurations.

The construction of these rings make them ideally suited for guidescopes and large or heavy auxiliary telescopes.  In order to minimize flexure they are machined of extra-heavy aluminum (3/8" wall thickness!, 1.1" width!) and utilize oversized stainless clamp screws.  Two sizes are available, 5" ID (for tube diameters of 60-110mm), and 6.5" ID (for tube diameters of 110-150mm).

The unique design of the adjustable clamp screws incorporates large diameter non-marring nylon tips, which are mounted on machined brass  bearings.  This allows the tip to rotate, preventing any damage to the finish of your telescope.



Last Update 5/17/15


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