Dobsonian EQ Tracking Platform - 55° N/S
Dobsonian EQ Tracking Platform - 55° N/S
Dobsonian EQ Tracking Platform - 55° N/S

Dobsonian EQ Tracking Platform - 55° N/S

EQ-PLAT55

Regular price$604.00
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(Including VAT)

This EQ platform is specially designed for automatic tracking of Dobsonian telescopes. Setup is so easy, simply place your Dobson Telescope on the platform, turn on the tracking motor and the target remains in the center of the eyepiece.

This is ideal for planetary & Lunar photography as the platform tracks your telescope for about an hour. After this it has to be reset again by simply lifting the telescope a little and moving it back on the platform.

The operation of the platform is very simple:

  1. Set the platform up as horizontal as possible. The built-in spirit level will help you level it. If the ground is soft, you should lay something underneath such as bricks or slabs, to avoid it sinking in under the weight of the telescope.
  2. Align the platform in north-south direction. The drive motor has to face southwards, the circle segment has to point north. A compass or an app on your smartphone is sufficient for alignment.
  3. Place your Dobsonian telescope on the platform and switch on tracking (N stands for northern hemisphere, S stands for southern hemisphere). Now you can start observing the night sky.
Areas of application of the Dobsonian platform:
  • Tracking for your Dobsonian telescope (up to 30 kg) for visual observation.
  • Also suitable for azimuthally mounted binoculars and spotting scopes. The mount or photo tripod only needs to be well attached to the platform to prevent it falling.
  • The platform is perfect for photographing the moon & planets but is not designed for photographing nebulae, star clusters and galaxies.
Spec:
  • Field of application: Ideal for all locations between 54° and 58° north/south latitude (ideal for Northern Europe)
  • Power supply: 9V block battery
  • Tracking time: About an hour - after that the platform must be reset manually.
  • Platform dimensions: 49cm x 50cm x 10cm
  • Platform weight: 2Kg
Whats included:
  1. Dobsonian Tracking Platform
  2. Electric Motor (without batteries)
Please Note: Items in stock and ready for dispatch immediately are usually delivered within 24 - 72hrs. We always try to offer the quickest possible delivery so items may be sent directly from either our Dublin or our Munich location, depending on stock availability. If an item is a 'Special Order Item' it will require additional lead time before being dispatched eg. 5 - 10 Working days - This will be highlighted on the product page before purchase.

All orders are shipped using our reputable courier partners to ensure your items arrive safely and promptly. While we do offer International Delivery, we are unable to ship large Telescopes and Mounts outside of Ireland.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND


 
  

Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch:
24 - 72 hrs

Standard Tracked Delivery:
Ireland Nationwide: from €9.95

Note: Larger telescopes which contain multiple boxes include an additional surcharge. Shipping is calculated automatically at the checkout.

 

 


NORTHERN IRELAND


 
  

Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch:
24 - 72 hrs

Standard Tracked Delivery:
Norther Ireland: from €19.50+

Additional Info:

Standard Express Shipping rate applies up to a max order weight of 30kg Nationwide. - Large heavy items from 30kg+ include an additional surcharge, depending on the overall weight.

Unfortunately due to Brexit we are currently unable to ship to Mainland UK at this time. 


EUROPE (EU)



Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch:
24 - 72 hrs

Standard Tracked Delivery:
European Union: from €18.95+

Shipping available for items up to a max order total weight or volumetric weight of 27kg.

Additional Info:

If your country is not listed below please contact us for more information.

Standard EU Delivery Regions:
Germany, France, Belgium, Poland, Luxumbourg, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Malta, Greece


US & CANADA



Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch:
48 - 72 hrs

Standard Tracked Delivery:
US & Canada: from €28.50+

Shipping service available for items up to a max order total weight or volumetric weight of 20kg.

Additional Info:

 * Customs / Import duties may apply in these regions. For more information please contact your local tax/customs office.


IMPORTANT
: Its essential that when placing an order, you include a valid 'Contact Telephone Number' for the delivery address or for the person receiving the item. This is necessary to avoid potential delays or problems with your delivery.

Please Note: Delivery times listed above are estimated. These are calculated from when your order is Completed & Dispatched (not from when the order is placed) and times may also vary for some remote post codes. Delivery service takes place Mon-Fri (excl. Bank/Public Holidays).

Shipping Disclaimer: All of our parcels are sent via a 3rd party registered courier service to ensure safe and prompt delivery. While we endeavor to ensure that all parcels are delivered within the specified time frame, 'Horizon Astronomy' can not be held responsible for delays due to adverse weather conditions or other courier/technical related issues outside of our control.

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