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Status: Cancelled  Ad Category: Telescope-Reflector  Ad # 204117
Binoscope, 16" f4. All alloy construction.
Time to let this go. It’s just not getting any use. I realised I get more enjoyment from building stuff than using it.
So, this is my home made binoscope. It uses 2 x 16” mirrors from Orion optics. These have the enhanced coatings, and still look like new.
The central scope column is 4” aluminium tube, and is super rigid. As is everything about this scope.
There’s no shifting of image or focus or anything else when moving altitudes.
I collimated it 8-odd years ago, and never needed to alter anything since.

One of the problems with binoscopes is if you have to constantly alter eyepiece width and dioptre settings, when used by more than one user.
I didn’t want any of that, so the width and dioptre can be initially set for a user, using the controls on the handset. Then another user can put their settings in. It can store 3x sets of measurements, and you just click between the 2 or 3 peoples settings from that point on.

There’s no fancy computer electronics involved, it uses radio control car servos to perform the movements.

Main focus is achieved by moving the main mirrors up and down, on the linear bearing tracks.
So, again, no image shifting throughout the whole range of movement. The focus knob is in the middle at the top of the centre column.
There is an illuminated scale to see the setting if required.

The stand collapses for transport, although it is fairly heavy. The centre raises on 12v electrics. Motor is inside stand.
The feet light up with red leds so you not tripping over them, and there’s adjustable red lighting to illuminate the floor area if required.

The scope disassembles into 4 main parts. These locate on tapered pins so it all fits together exactly, as in, within a few ‘thou.

Comes with Hyperion eyepieces, 21mm and 13mm, and 8mm Starguider eyepieces.
Nexus 2 guiding system. Use your iPad or phone.

Could do with nicer light shields maybe, and perhaps some dew shields if using in a field.
I’ve only ever used it in the garden.

Once in a lifetime opportunity for the right person. If it doesn’t sell, I’ll strip it and flog the bits separately.
Cheers.
Price: £3,950
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