Fornax 10 LighTrack II Mobile Tracking Mount for Astrophotography
Product Code: FX-FORNAX10-II
The LighTrack II portable astrophotography platform gives amazing unguided tracking accuracy and capable of capturing pin sharp stars at 200 mm or more focal length. The LighTrack also presents the best available value-for-money price without any compromises. Most DSLR camera exposures are around 6 minutes or less.
The peak-to-peak unguided tracking error of the LighTrack is around 2 arcseconds, a significantly lower value than most other products feature.
All LighTrack units are individually calibrated at the factory, so you do not have to worry about the tracking rate. Measuring and adjusting the tracking rate is not an issue anymore, since this unit runs at just the right speed to prevent image trailing. Autoguiding is also possible using the autoguide port that uses the standard ST4 style cable.
The LighTrack provides you with optimum tracking accuracy due to strict production tolerances and it is guaranteed to stay reliable for years to come. At the heart of the LighTrack is the precision motor and the friction drive.
The housing of the Fornax LighTrack II is made of an extremely strong carbon composite material that is also very nice, soft to the touch. The rest of the body is made of high quality aluminium alloy that makes the whole construction rubust, but lightweight.
It comes with:
- a center positive, 12V DC connector, the same one used in most telescope mounts.
- Mini USB port makes it possible to upgrade the firmware in the future.
- large photo thread (3/8") is to attach the Fornax LighTrack II to a photo head is also featured on the unit.
- retractable arm holds the optional polarscope.
- adapter for a Skywatcher EQ5 polarscope is included with the device. You just have to add a Skywatcher EQ5 or Celestron CG-5 / Adv GT / Adv VX polarscope.
We recommend this option if you already have a 2 way or 3 way adjustable head for your tripod, you also need some ballhead for your camera
-LighTrack II mount
-Adapter thread for EQ5 polarscope
-Car cigar lighter plug cable12 V DC cable
Maximum tracking time ~ 2 hours
Periodic error < +/-1 arc, (8 min)
Recommended longest focal lenght 300 mm
Recommended longest exposure duration 6 min
Recommended max telescope weight 6 Kg
Directions Northern hemisphere, southern hemisphere
Tracking speed Sidereal, Solar, Lunar, Half
Autoguide input Yes
Tripod fixing 3/8" or 1/4" photo thread
Camera (ballhead) fixing 3/8" photo thread
Dimensions 280 x 140 x 80 mm
Mount weight 1,3 kg
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