Hinode SG

After changing configuration of optics and camera, probably this will be the most practical solar setup myself under gears currently I own.

 _MG_0002Hinode SG + Solarscope Ltd 50 + BORG 50FL + Fuji X-E2 + Losmandy Starlapse w/DEC unit

Following time lapse movie is the result after roughly pointing EQ mount’s RA axis toward north pole in the daytime without using any polar finder devices and tracking 2.5 hours with Hinode SG.

Eventually we are in final approach to launch the commercial set.

setsThe set comes with guider unit, universal dovetail bar, paddle, paddle cable, USB cable, guide cable (for mounts) and case with pre-cut foam.

Hand controller allows to operate as standalone. 5V power through USB cable can be obtained from table, PC, portable battery pack and conventional AC-to-USB adapter.

PC software will be available online. Also a guider unit’s firmware can be updated through PC by users if necessary. US retail price is $695.00

Takahashi guide cable and Coronado solarscope mounting bar will be available as optional.

Universal dovetail bar allows to set a guider unit onto

– conventional finder dovetail base

– Lunt solarscope with Televue quick release bracket


– Coronado solarscope with a mounting bar (sold separately)

– etc.etc. This universal design virtually allows to set a guider onto any systems as long as they have 1/4″-20 threaded hole or screw.


~ by tedishikawa on December 13, 2013.

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