Digital Setting Circles: Spend more time observing.
Works on all makes of Dobs!
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|Short, neat wires connect to the
compact and lightweight wireless interface box and the installation is
done, complete, finished. "Standard" wires connect to
your existing encoders, ServoCat and external batteries if desired. (Or
order a completely new setup from us.) There are no wires to your hand
pad to tangle or trip over! Wireless serial and USB adapters are also
available for your PC. Works on
Starmaster, Obsession , Discovery, Meade and all standard Dobsonian
telescopes. Available now.
A TScope DSC begins locating stars and other objects in the sky as soon
as it is turned on; even before you do the 2-star alignment procedure.
(And if you have a ServoCAT GOTO system, it also
tracking right away, that's a huge aid to keeping objects centered
accurate "two star alignment" procedure.) While observing, AutoSync
Memory remembers up to 10 reference sightings (syncs) and automatically
aligns on the best ones as you point the telescope at different parts
of the sky.
Smart Search - Identifies, describes and guides you to nearby objects all on one display screen. It displays the alt-az distance (up or down and left or right) in degrees to objects found. Super easy to use. Of course it identifies the object you see in the eyepiece. Also use it as a learning aid to show you other objects near your favorite objects or as part of your observing plan to study a particular part of the sky.
TScope Interface Box - Keeps wires to the encoders, ServoCat, and batteries short and in the rocker box; there is just one flexible connection to the hand pad. This allows neater installations and better electrical connections; ideal for highest resolution encoders and biggest dobs.
Joystick user interface - as easy to use with gloved hands as bare fingers. Familiar point and click operation. The three line graphical display shows menus and options simultaneously; makes learning and using your DSC easier.
Star map printed on the back - What a great idea! Need a reminder of the names of some alignment stars? Just turn the hand pad over, there's a star map printed on the back... one more example of what we do to make the TScope DSC easier to use.
TScope wireless Digital Setting Circles
TScope wireless advantage:
Better than anything else: NO WIRES! TScope wireless DSCs incorporate US and Canada approved wireless transmitters. also adds a 3 port fan and dew heater controller and ServoCAT guiding1 from the DSC joystick.
The receiver/interface box is compact and lightweight. It's smaller than the handpad and can easily be attached to the side of your rocker box (near the Altitude encoder) with Velcro or similar fasteners. Leave it there if you keep your telescope in a secure location or pop the Velcro and take it with you.
The three line display on the handpad shows you more information and makes the TScope DSC much easier to use than other DSCs: For example, when selecting an object from a catalog, the TScope DSC shows you the size, type, magnitude of the object and whether the object is up, down, always up, or always down at your current observing location and time. All on one display.. Another example: On the traditional "push to" screen that shows distance to the selected object, the TScope DSC not only displays object information to help you determine whether you are seeing the selected faint fuzzy or something else, but also it has the
"sync" function available on the same screen so that it's super easy to add more sync points to the AutoSync memory. Please download and see the users' guide for examples and sample displays.
The TScope Deluxe wireless DSC includes wireless keypad, wireless interface box, encoder cable, printed user manual, PC-RS232 serial cable and program upgrade adapter. Standard wire lengths are suitable for a mid-sized Dob: 16" for the altitude encoder 24" for the azimuth encoder; however, please feel free to specify any reasonable cable lengths you need and we'll make a custom cable for you at no additional charge! (Encoders and encoder arms sold seperately, see "Options" below.)
|DOWNLOAD and browse the TScope DSC manual: TDSCmanual.pdf (1.5Mb)|
arms, one azimuth, one elevation, both wired and ready for
cable, standard or custom lengths (no extra charge for custom
encoders, ready to mount on encoder arms (order S2-xxxx-NT,
where "xxxx" is the desired resolution.)
||Buy from US Digital
complete encoder arms with 4000 tick encoders ready to
* We recommend 4000 tick encoders for visual use because 8000 or 1000 tick encoders use six times the battery power compared to 4000 tick encoders.
4000 tick encoders are much more than accurate enough to put what you are looking for in the field of view, they cost less and your batteries last longer..
|Two complete encoder arms with 8000 or 10000 tick encoders ready to use|| $185.00
encoder mounts and encoder arms, same as used on TScope
| Encoder mounts for
||Buy from Stellar
| Encoder mounts for many
| Compact rechargeable
and parts to plug (recommend 9V "racing pack", either 1000 or 1800 ma-H)
from Radio Shack
| Compact rechargeable
battery pack and fused adapter plug
| Battery holder for 6 AA
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