The Sumerian Optics “Alkaid Compact” travel telescope is designed to carry a 8", 10”, 12" or 14" (see the specifications below).
The Alkaids are including MoonLite CR2 dual speed, Led Red Dot Finder and cooling fans primary mirror. The Alkaid 8" has an Antares helical focuser.
The Alkaid 8, 10 and 12 have a GSO F-5 primary mirror.
New is the ultra stable Alkaid F-4 travel telescope. A F-4 primary mirror makes the telescope extremely stable and gives the possibility to use heavier (better) eyepieces. If you prefer stability above a little more coma go for the F-4 Alkaid. It's always possible to use a coma corrector.
Size secondary mirror:
Alkaid 8, 44 mm
Alkaid 10, 50 mm
Alkaid 12, 63 mm
All prices including 21% VAT
Customers who want to use their own primary mirror has to know that the Alkaid travel scopes are balanced for telescopes with a focal ratio between F-4 and F-5. Primary mirrors above the F-5 are difficult to balance. Primary mirrors above the F-5.5 won't be excepted because the Alkaid isn't designed for this large focal ratio.
|Alkaid 8||7,5 kg||35 x 26 x 14 cm|
|Alkaid 10||12 kg||39 x 32 x 15 cm|
|Alkaid 12||16,5 kg||44 x 37 x 15 cm|
|Alkaid 14 (without primary mirror)||14 kg||49 x 42 x 18 cm|
From € 945
|Alkaid 8 inch F-5||€ 1195|
|Alkaid 10 inch F-5||€ 1695|
|Alkaid 12 inch F-5||€ 2195|
|Alkaid 8 inch F-4||€ 1245|
|Alkaid 10 inch F-4||€ 1795|
|Alkaid 12 inch F-4||€ 2295|
|Alkaid 8 without primary mirror||€ 945|
|Alkaid 10 without primary mirror||€ 1295|
|Alkaid 12 without primary mirror||€ 1595|
|Alkaid 14 without primary mirror||€ 1695|
- Batteries are not included
- Dimensions are without handle and turntable