PRODUCTS AND PRICE

                                            Alkaid

The Alkaid Dobsonian Travel Telescope is a handcrafted product and made in the Netherlands with passion and quality care.

The Alkaid is specifically designed for travelling and easy transportation. The telescope is stable and easy to set up and break down. The whole telescope breaks down into three components: a solid case, light shield and the trusses.

The structure is made of Birch Plywood and the aluminium truss poles are finished with a rubber cover. Used is a 6-point aluminium mirror cell with a sling for an accurate edge support.

Prices include GSO or TS Quartz optics, MoonLite CR2 dual speed focuser, Metal Led Red Dot Finder and cooling fans for the primary mirror. Batteries are only included for the anti-dew heater secondary mirror. 

The telescope is varnished for outdoor use. Color choice is black or natural wood finish.

Alkaid 10 inch

Type: DOBSON TRUSS, Optical design: Newtonian, Clear aperture: 254 mm,  Focal length: 1250 mm, Focal ratio: f/4 or f/5, Secondary mirror: 50 mm, Mount type: Wood Dobsonian, Primary cell: 6 point aluminium, Focuser: MoonLite CR2 Dual Speed, Finder: Metal Led Red Dot Finder, Truss tubes: Aluminium tubes with rubber cover, Totally assembled telescope weight: 12 KG, Dimensions 39x32x15 cm. 

Alkaid 12 inch

Type: DOBSON TRUSS, Optical design: Newtonian, Clear aperture: 304 mm, Focal length: 1520 mm, Focal ratio: f/4 or f/5, Secondary mirror: 63 mm, Mount type: Wood Dobsonian, Primary cell: 6 point aluminium, Focuser: MoonLite CR2, Dual Speed Finder: Metal Led Red Dot Finder, Truss tubes: Aluminium tubes with rubber cover, Totally assembled telescope weight: 16,5 KG, Dimensions 44x37x15 cm.

Alkaid 16 inch


Type: DOBSON TRUSS, Optical design: Newtonian, Clear aperture: 304 mm, Focal length: 1820 mm, Focal ratio: f/4.5, Secondary mirror: 75 mm, Mount type: Wood Dobsonian, Primary cell: 6 point aluminium, Focuser: MoonLite CR2, Dual Speed Finder: Metal Led Red Dot Finder, Truss tubes: Aluminium tubes with rubber cover, Totally assembled telescope weight: 32 KG, Dimensions 55x49x18 cm. 



 

                                           Canopus

The "Canopus" has a stronger focus on stability, strength and easy use. It's the perfect telescope for every individual who wants to have the most stable telescope Sumerian Optics offers.

The "Canopus" has a rockerbox which also serves as a rotating platform in the form of a large ring. This makes the "Canopus" a very stable and rigid Dobson with an amazing design. Despite the larger size, the weight remains low. If you compare the size of the "Canopus" with most other Dobsonian telecopes then you will see a difference.

Prices include GSO 16" F-4.5 primary and 75 mm secondary, MoonLite CR2 dual speed focuser, metal Red Dot Finder and cooling fans for the primary mirror. Batteries are only included for the anti-dew heater secondary mirror. 

Canopus 16 inch

Type: DOBSON TRUSS, Optical design: Newtonian, Clear aperture: 406 mm (16" ), Focal length: 1820, Focal ratio: f/4.5, Secondary mirror: 75 mm, Mount type: Wood Dobsonian, Primary cell: 6 point aluminium, Focuser: MoonLite CR2 Dual Speed, Finder: Metal Led Red Dot Finder, Truss tubes: Aluminium tubes with rubber cover, Totally assembled telescope weight: 27 KG, Dimensions storage/transport 64x58x39 cm.

 

   

                                     EQ-platform

The EQ-platform is available between 40° and 60° (North or South). The maximum telescope weight that it can handle is 40 kg. The dimensions are 49 x 50 x 10 cm and platform weighs 2 kg.

Tracking time up to approximately 1 hour.

The motor drive runs on a replaceable 9V battery (included) which has a life time of about 40 hours.

An EQ-platform is easy to use. First align it on the north/or south celestial pole as good as possible. Then switch it on and find the correct speed to track your object. Finding the correct speed you only have to do once with a star at the opposite direction of the by you used celestial pole. For a better, or more accurate polar alignment use a star/drift method.



                                               Price

Alkaid 8" F-4 (GSO optics) 


No longer available

Alkaid 10" F-4 (GSO optics)


€ 1845


Alkaid 10" F-5 (GSO optics)


€ 1795

Alkaid 12" F-4 (GSO optics)


€2345

Alkaid 12" F-5 (GSO optics)



€ 2295

Alkaid 16" F-4.5 (GSO optics)



€ 3445

Alkaid 8" F-5 (Pyrex)


No longer available 

Alkaid 10" F-5 (TS Quartz)


€ 1849

Alkaid 12" F-5 (TS Quartz)



€ 2545

Canopus 16" F-4.5 (GSO optics)


Available autumn 2017



€ 3395

EQ-platform 




€ 295

  •                              All prices including 21% VAT




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