Tele Vue Sky Tour Computer
TeleVue SkyTour Computer Object Locator
The Sky Tour object locator adds "brains" to your Televue Mount's beauty. With its exclusive Lorenzin 2000+ database and refinements such as backlit button names, 10 character smooth scrolling display and advanced "identify" capability, Sky Tour brings the hand-held computer to a new feature/ performance level - a Televue level of convenience and ease of use.
More than just a star chart Iisting, Tom Lorenzin's 2000+ database is a collection of interesting and observable double and triple stars, bright & dark nebulae, galaxies, star clusters and colored stars most suited to Televue telescopes.
The 2000+ objects are organized into six catalogs: NGC (New General Cat.), M (Messier), IC (lndex Cat.), ST (Star), NS (Non-Standard), and PL (Planets). For quick reference, an additional FAV catalog is available to store 250 of your favorite objects.
Televue believes that the fun of astronomy is in the observing. Set-up and equipment operation is kept to a minimum. Sky Tour instructions are easy to follow and include step-by-step diagrams. A simple phone plug connects the computer to the Gibraltar Mount. Turn Sky Tour on, align the marks on the Gibraltar Mount head, sight two known stars from a choice of 31 and Sky Tour is ready to lead you on your evening's journey. A little familiarity with the stars, and the alignment will take slightly longer than it did to read this paragraph!
SkyTour's functions are organized into nine "modes. " They are: Star Fix, RA DEC, Catalog, Guide, Align, Identify, Timer, Install, and Encoder. Once Sky Tour is aligned, you'll enter the Catalog mode and choose an object to view. The Guide mode shows you the direction to move the scope in order to find the selected object. Finding over 2000 objects is as simple as that!
Sky Tour also gives you digital setting circles by converting Alt/Az positioning into Right Ascension and declination. The RA DEC mode lets you hunt for any object in the sky just by looking up its RA and DEC position.
The Sky Tour computer arrives complete with instruction booklet and database guide. Encoder kits for Tele Vue mounts are sold separately and include all the parts, tools and instructions for easy installation. With the optional Eyepiece Caddy Set and Sky Tour Caddy Plate, the computer rides securely with the mount head and avoids encoder wire entanglement. The Tele Vue Gibraltar-series, Panoramic and Tele-Pod mounts ordered pre-installed with Sky Tour include Sky Tour Computer, Encoders, Eyepiece Caddy Set, Sky Tour Caddy Plate and a FREE bonus copy of The Deep Sky: An Introduction by Philip S. Harrington -- which includes a complete star atlas and list of 300 of the finest deep-sky objects
About the TeleVue Sky Tour Computer
"One sentiment that many Tele Vue owners have expressed is their delight in owning a telescope package that is quick to set-up. So, even when there isn't the time for an extended observing session, they can still easily "just take a peek" at the sky. In other words, the equipment itself doesn't become a rationale NOT to observe. This recurrent theme weighed strongly in shaping a computer locator. The compact size and simplicity of our Sky Tour computer belie its power and elegant functionality. It creates a unified system that is easy for every family member to carry, set-up and use successfully. We paid special attention to making Sky Tour easy to learn and giving it a sensible database. We felt it was important to include a field guide with star charts and a full listing of the objects in the computer database. With this information and the exceptional performance range of Tele Vue telescopes, both novice and advanced amateurs can stretch their observing experience with every session." -- Al Nagler
Televue Product Number: SKC-3000
All Televue products are available to ship world-wide from OPT, and effective July 1, 2008, are covered by a Five Year Worldwide Limited Product Warranty! Always be sure to save your original packaging materials should you need to return any Televue product for warranty or repair.
|Accessory Type||Computerized GoTo System|
|Warranty||1 Year Warranty|