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SKYWATCHER ALLVIEW MULTI-FUNCTION COMPUTERISED MOUNT View a larger image of the SKYWATCHER ALLVIEW MULTI-FUNCTION COMPUTERISED MOUNT
SKYWATCHER ALLVIEW MULTI-FUNCTION COMPUTERISED MOUNT View a larger image of the SKYWATCHER ALLVIEW MULTI-FUNCTION COMPUTERISED MOUNT
SKYWATCHER ALLVIEW MULTI-FUNCTION COMPUTERISED MOUNT View a larger image of the SKYWATCHER ALLVIEW MULTI-FUNCTION COMPUTERISED MOUNT

SKYWATCHER ALLVIEW MULTI-FUNCTION COMPUTERISED MOUNT
AN INGENIOUS MOTORISED PLATFORM FOR PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPHY, ASTRONOMY, TERRESTRIAL OBSERVATIONS, SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE 

The award winning, innovative and highly versatile Sky-Watcher Allview motorised robotic mount & tripod is an indispensible companion for all your imaging and observational needs.
The Allview can be used for 360° Panoramic or Still Time Lapse photography, Video Capture, a Go-To mount for Astronomy or simply a stable motorised platform for mounting a spotting scope or binoculars.
The Allview is also a useful tool for security and surveillance applications.
The Allview is the 2011 winner of the prestigious International CES Innovations award for design and engineering excellence.
 
TAKE AMAZING PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPHS WITH YOUR DSLR
The supplied multi function L-bracket will accept most cameras via a standard ¼-20 tripod bush, and can orientate the camera in both portrait and landscape mode. The camera is connected to the mount with an electronic shutter release cable for automatic camera control. Electronic shutter release cable supplied, compatible with Canon EOS Digital1100D/1000D/600D/550D/500D/450D/400D/350D models, but cables for other camera makes/models are readily available. Parameters are entered into the Synscan handset and the mount can then start taking panoramic photos in three different modes; Easy Pano Mode, Preset Pano Mode and Time Lapse Mode. Even full 360° panoramas are possible incorporating everything from the Zenith to the Nadir!!
 
VIDEO COURSING & TIME LAPSE MODE
In Video Coursing mode, the mount allows you to capture up to 10 hours of video between two user-determined points. The slewing speed is automatically determined by the time the user decides to slew between those points.
Similarly, in Time Lapse mode the user can choose a starting and finishing point, and a slewing time up to 10 hours between those points. This feature allows the user to capture a series of still images (up to 65,535) during the slew, and using suitable image processing software, the images can be merged to create time lapse video.
 
MOTORISED MOUNT FOR DAYTIME OBSERVATIONS
In its simplest application, the mount can be used as a stable motorised platform to automatically pan your favourite compatible equipment to any desired position. Simply use the Synscan handset to select the speed and the directional buttons to move the mount in altitude and azimuth axes.
 
COMPUTERISED GO-TO MOUNT FOR ASTRONOMY
Telescopes up to 5kg can be mounted to either the 45mm dovetail or the supplied L-bracket via a standard ¼-20 tripod bush. Longer telescopes can be mounted on the outside of the mounting arm allowing complete freedom of vertical movement.  The supplied Synscan handset has a database of over 42,900 celestial objects, and commands the mount to locate and track those objects automatically, allowing you to explore the night sky to your heart’s content. The patented dual-encoder design means the mount can also be moved by hand without losing alignment or positional information.
 
Specifications (general):
Mount type: Alt-Azimuth with dual-encoders
Overall weight with tripod: 9.5kg
Payload capacity: 5kg
Power requirement: 8V to 15V DC 1Amp (Tip positive). Skywatcher power tank recommended or 10 x AA alkaline batteries (not supplied)
Motor type: DC Servo Motors
Tracking Mode: Dual-Axis
Quick release clutches for manual override
Handset: Backlit LCD Screen, two-line 16 character display
Multi-Function L-type mounting bracket
Bluetooth-to-serial adaptor compatible, for wireless control via PC
Tripod supplied: stainless steel (extendable)
Allview head can be detached and fitted to most Prosumer tripods via 3/8” thread
Specifications (photo/video):
Panoramic photo modes: Easy Pano Mode, Preset Pano Mode & Time Lapse Mode
Electronic shutter release cable: Canon D cable supplied (other cables readily available)
Video Coursing mode: Up to 10 hours video capture between two points
Specifications (astronomical):
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar & Solar
Alignment Method: Brightest Star & Two-star
Slew Speeds: 1x, 2x, 8x, 16x, 32x, 200x, 400x, 600x, 800x &1000x
Go-to Pointing Accuracy: Up to 5 arc minutes, with Pointing Accuracy Enhancement Function (PAE)
Handset Database: 42,900 objects including complete Solar System, M, NGC, IC & SAO catalogues
 
The following Shutter Release cables are available.

C1 : Replaces standard Canon cable already supplied with mount

AP-R3C (C3) : For Canon EOS Models 7D, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 1D MkIV, 1DS MkIII & 5D MkI

AP-R1N (N1) : For Nikon D3, D3S, D3X, D200, D300, D300S & D700

AP-R2N (N2) : For Nikon D30 & D70S

AP-R3N (N3) : For NIKON D5000 & D90
 
AP-R3L (OPT2) : For Olympus E-P2, E520, E420, E-P1, E510 & E-410
 
AP-R1S (S1) : For Sony a100, a200, a300, a350, a550, a700, a900 and Minolta a7 Digital, aSweet S, a807si, a-9, a-7, Dimage-7Hi, Dimage-7i
 

  Prod. Code  
SKYWATCHER ALLVIEW MULTI-FUNCTION COMPUTERISED MOUNT   50987   SRP  349.00

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Accessories Prod. Code Price
   ELECTRONIC SHUTTER RELEASE CABLE C1  50970  SRP  4.99
   ELECTRONIC SHUTTER RELEASE CABLE AP-R3C (C3)  50971  SRP  6.99
   ELECTRONIC SHUTTER RELEASE CABLE AP-R1N (N1)  50972  SRP  6.99
   ELECTRONIC SHUTTER RELEASE CABLE AP-R2N (N2)  50973  SRP  6.99
   ELECTRONIC SHUTTER RELEASE CABLE AP-R3N (N3)  50974  SRP  6.99
   ELECTRONIC SHUTTER RELEASE CABLE AP-R3L (OPT2)  50975  SRP  6.99
   ELECTRONIC SHUTTER RELEASE CABLE AP-R1S (S1)  50976  SRP  6.99

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AZ3 ALT-AZIMUTH MOUNT View a larger image of the AZ3 ALT-AZIMUTH MOUNT

AZ3 ALT-AZIMUTH MOUNT
 

Spotting users love the precision control and rock steadiness of this high quality alt-azimuth mount with adjustable aluminium tripod and large accessory tray. It features two flexible slow-motion cables, one for vertical and one for horizontal control. Accurately tracks distant moving objects with ease. This mounting is ideal for terrestrial observations but can also be used for basic astronomical viewing. 

  Prod. Code  
AZ3 ALT-AZIMUTH MOUNT   20446   SRP  109.00

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TRIPOD ADAPTOR PLATE FOR AZ3

1/4-20 Adaptor Plate to allow the attachment of equpment via a standard tripod bush

Prod Code 999

SRA 13.99



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EVOLUTION<SUP><FONT SIZE='-1'>TM</FONT></SUP> 9569AC View a larger image of the EVOLUTION<SUP><FONT SIZE='-1'>TM</FONT></SUP> 9569AC

EVOLUTIONTM 9569AC
3-Way Medium-Duty Tripod 

A good quality tripod offering an economically priced platform for Spotting Scopes up to 100mm in Diameter and traditional-style observations binoculars of up to 80mm Diameter.   Also recommended for Camcorders and Compact Digital Cameras.

  • Maximum Height (fully extended): 150cm
  • Minimum Height (retracted): 53cm
  • Quick-Adjust Vertical Tension
  • Geared 32cm Centre Column with Lock & Brace
  • 360&deg; Panning, -90&deg; to +60&deg; Vertical Adjustment
  • Tilting Photographic Head allows Portrait Photography
  • 3-Section Aluminium Legs with Clip-type Leg-Locks
  • Bubble-Level for Accurate Levelling
  • Rubber Feet
  • Innovative Loop Pan Handle Doubles as Carrying Handle
  • Weight 1.6kg
 

  Prod. Code  
EVOLUTIONTM 9569AC   50841   SRP  54.99
Spare Quick-Release Plate   50894   SRP  4.99

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UNIVERSAL 1.25 View a larger image of the UNIVERSAL 1.25
UNIVERSAL 1.25 View a larger image of the UNIVERSAL 1.25

UNIVERSAL 1.25" & 2" DIGISCOPING ADAPTORS
 

These ingeniously designed digital camera adaptors allow photography directly through the eyepiece of Astronomical Telescopes, Spotting Scopes and Microscopes.  Accepts most Compact Digital Cameras with tripod bush.  Micro-adjustable for perfect centering of camera lens.  Two models available to fit different diameter eyepieces.

Digiscoping adaptor in use (Camera and spotting scope not included)

 

  Prod. Code  
1.25" Universal Digiscoping Adaptor   50823   SRP  39.99
2" Universal Digiscoping Adaptor   50901   SRP  39.99

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Digiscoping adaptor in use (camera and spotting scope not included)


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DELUXE MICRO-ADJUSTABLE TABLETOP TRIPOD View a larger image of the DELUXE MICRO-ADJUSTABLE TABLETOP TRIPOD

DELUXE MICRO-ADJUSTABLE TABLETOP TRIPOD
 

  • Standard 1/4-20 Tripod Connector
  • Height Adjustable Centre Column
  • Micro-Elevation Adjustment
 

  Prod. Code  
DELUXE MICRO-ADJUSTABLE
TABLETOP TRIPOD  
20365   SRP  24.99

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ACUTER 'MERLIN'<br/>MULTI-FUNCTION<br/>MOUNT & TRIPOD View a larger image of the ACUTER 'MERLIN'<br/>MULTI-FUNCTION<br/>MOUNT & TRIPOD

ACUTER 'MERLIN'
MULTI-FUNCTION
MOUNT & TRIPOD

An amazing new motorised mounting for all applications 

The 'Merlin' D.C. fully-automated, Servo-Motor powered mounting is quite unique, in that nothing like this has been offered in the marketplace previously. It is highly versatile, and can be used to mount a wide variety of imaging devices, from Spotting Scopes & Astronomical Telescopes to Camcorders & Cameras. The mount can also be used for Astrophotography and Security/Surveillance applications.  Check out the amazing features this mount offers and the benefits it can provide, as a solution for all your imaging applications!!

Features

  • Ideal mount for both Terrestrial & Astronomical Imaging
  • Single-Arm Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • Powerful DC operated Servo Motor
  • IR Encoder with Optical Wheel
  • Multi-Function Hand Control to Command the Motor
  • Slow (32x), Medium (64x) or High-Speed (800x) Alt-Azimuth Slewing, for Terrestrial & Astronomical Imaging
  • Ability to Store Multi-Terrestrial Positions to GO-TO
  • Clear Latitude Scale
  • Standard 1/4-20 Tripod connector
  • 'Cruise & Shoot' Auto-Imaging* Feature for Terrestrial Positions
    (*Controls Software of the Acuter 'Explorer' Digital Spotting Scope & Canon EOS Cameras via the AUX socket)
  • Multi-Speed (1x, 4x & 8x Sidereal Rate) Automatic Astronomical Tracking
  • North & Level Start Position for Astro Auto-Tracking Feature
  • Recommended for Spotting Scopes/Short-Tube Telescopes 70mm-102mm in Objective Lens Diameter (Max Tube Length 400mm for Optimum Results)
  • Maximum Payload up to 4kg in Weight
  • Lightweight & Portable. Simple and Easy to Use
  • 3-Section Aluminium Tripod, with 25cm Geared Centre-Column
  • Maximum Overall Extended Height to Tripod Bush Platform: 156cm

 

 

  Prod. Code  
ACUTER 'MERLIN' MULTI-FUNCTION
MOUNT & TRIPOD  
50988   SRP  199.00

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Merlin Multi-Function Mount & Tripod

The Acuter Digital-70 Spotting Scope integrates perfectly with the Merlin Mulit-Function Mount and can utilise the mount's CRUISE & SHOOT auto-imaging feature.

Mount & Tripod available separately

Product Code 988



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CAR WINDOW/FENCE MOUNT View a larger image of the CAR WINDOW/FENCE MOUNT

CAR WINDOW/FENCE MOUNT
 

   

  Prod. Code  
CAR WINDOW/FENCE MOUNT    50341   SRP  24.99

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HORIZON<SUP><FONT SIZE='-1'>TM</FONT></SUP> 8115 View a larger image of the HORIZON<SUP><FONT SIZE='-1'>TM</FONT></SUP> 8115
HORIZON<SUP><FONT SIZE='-1'>TM</FONT></SUP> 8115 View a larger image of the HORIZON<SUP><FONT SIZE='-1'>TM</FONT></SUP> 8115
HORIZON<SUP><FONT SIZE='-1'>TM</FONT></SUP> 8115 View a larger image of the HORIZON<SUP><FONT SIZE='-1'>TM</FONT></SUP> 8115

HORIZONTM 8115
2-Way Heavy-Duty Tripod 

This robustly constructed model combines excellent stability, with precise control, and is ideal for a wide variety of imaging equipment. Comfortably manages all Spotting Scopes and Observation Binoculars of up to 100mm Diameter. Can be used effectively indoors, or in the field. Recommended for Serious Nature Observing, Astronomical Observing and Video applications.

  • Maximum Height (fully extended): 180cm
  • Minimum Height (retracted): 78cm
  • Quick-Adjust Vertical Tension
  • Geared 31cm Centre Column with Lock & Brace
  • 360° Panning, -90° to +60° Vertical Adjustment
  • 3-Section Heavy-Duty Tubular Aluminium Legs
  • Bubble-Level for Accurate Levelling
  • Heavy-Duty Twist-Type Leg-Locks with Rubber Grips
  • Self-Levelling Rubber Feet with Screw-out Metal Spikes
  • Weight 3.58kg

“Extends to an impressive height…The tripod remains stable even when extended, due to a bracket that locked the legs into place…We especially liked the way in which the adaptor plate was fitted into the mount, which is held in place by a sprung locking mechanism. Telescopes are expensive, so it’s worth making sure they are securely attached.”
BBC Sky At Night Magazine

 

  Prod. Code  
HORIZONTM 8115   50842   SRP  89.99
Spare Quick-Release Plate   50896   SRP  5.99

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The prices listed on this website are U.K. suggested retail prices (SRP) including VAT for reference purposes only
and that prices may vary from dealer to dealer. Please contact your nearest stockist for firm pricing information.
As we are purely a distributor, we regret we are unable to sell directly to the public.
Specifications subject to variation due to later production changes. E&OE.

Optical Vision Ltd
Unit 3, Woolpit Business Park, Woolpit, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP30 9UP, England
Email: info@opticalvision.co.uk


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