TS Guidemount - compact dual mount for astrophotography
Versatile mounting bar for mobile astrophotography. Application possibilities
The Guidemount is mainly intended for astrophotography with compact telescopes or telephoto lenses. The finder base at the side can hold either a finder for sighting the object or a mini guide scope for guiding. The distance of the centers of the two clamps is 140 mm.
- DSLR camera with photographic lens and finder for wide-field photographs
Certainly a common application. Into the finder base, a small finder is inserted for aiming when photographing without guiding, or a mini guide-scope when autoguiding. If a camera is mounted, the GP saddle plate can be detached.
- Astrophotography with compact telescopes and autoguiding
Especially compact apochromats are ideal for mobile astrophotography. Attach the apo to the GP level saddle plate on one side, and guide with a compact guide scope which you have attached to the finder base. Such a combination can already be held by the Skywatcher mount EQ3 - an astrophotography setup suitable for air travel.
- Multifunction bar for photo tripods
Combined with the optional TSO-PrismenklemmeS, the Guidemount becomes a multifunctional holder for photo tripods. Simply screw the saddle plate to the head of the tripod and insert the Guidemount dovetail bar. Then a finder is attached to one side and a DSLR or video camera to the other one. By now, you can observe the subject through the finder, and if the situation suits, just press the shutter button. The troublesome peeking through the finder of the camera is no longer required.
The Guidemount fits to all mounts with Vixen level saddle plate like:
♦ Skywatcher: EQ3, EQ5, HEQ5
♦ Celestron: CG-4, Advanced VX
♦ iOptron SmartEQ, iEQ3, SkyGuider with optional saddle plate
♦ Orion USA SkyView ProDelivery contents
- Guidemount with GP MINI saddle plate
Parallel attachment of finder scopes, cameras and GP level dovetail bars in the smallest space.