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Meade Coronado Goto Telescope Mount, 497, Milapse

by Meade
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THIS IS THE MOUNT SYSTEM ONLY, THE TELESCOPE IS NOT INCLUDED. Here's a really nice quality Meade single-arm Alt-Az (up-down, right-left) motorized mount. This is the Deluxe setup used in the now famous MILAPSE youtube video. Included in the package is: the mount head, the 497 hand paddle, the L bracket, compass, tripod and instructions. These are the same mounts used on the Meade DS2000 series telescopes, and for use with the Coronado PST and othersolar-viewing scopes. And this one comes with the top of the line and upgradable Meade 497 controller-- go-to and tracking capabilities for the sun and over 30,000 night sky objects! You also get continuosly variable rates for you long exposure moving Milapse videos. This will also hold a variety of small refractors and maksutov or SCT tubes. It was specifically made for the solar scopes from Coronado, a Meade company. Replace your bad mount, pick up a spare, or adapt this mount to work on your telescope -- the Alt-Az mount is the simplest mount made and can be used for dozens of different scopes weighing as much as 15 pounds. Or you can get creative and adapt it for use with variety of different binoculars or telescopes -- you're only limited by your imagination and skill! Easily adapted to smaller telescopes, cameras , and binoculars by using any type of spacers or home-made adapters. No counter-weights required! This unit comes complete with the adjustable aluminum tripod, aluminum L bracket, compass/level, accessory tray and Meade 497 controller, which AUTOMATICALLY FINDS (after proper setup) and tracks over 30,000 night sky objects!. Or, it mounts flat to any surface with the supplied single "bolt" that threads directly into the center of the base. The possibilities with this set-up are endless and only limited to your imagination -- mount it to bannister rails, picnic tables, adapters from car windows, pick-up truck beds, just about anything you can dream up!

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Brand NameMeade
Manufacturer Part Number497
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Best Sellers Rank #366,965 in Office Products (See top 100)
Shipping Weight9 pounds
Date First AvailableJune 20, 2011

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TravelNut101 on May 9, 2012
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I did not fully follow the instructions on the Milapse youtube video, so I missed the part where the new controller cannot be controlled by a PC. That is my fault and not the vendor. The package arrived before I expected it and in top condition. As to being able to use it with my cameras, yep it'll do many of the functions I hoped it could. It won't work well as a tracking head for my jib crane, as it is too noisy and slow, but it will work for many other areas. For timelapse, I just figured out how to make it work using good old pencil and math and it does a great job. I think I can probably hack into the controller and get it to work with pc controls, but that is down the road. Overall, I'm well pleased.
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