Starway Photoguider Upgrade for EQ5 / CG-5 / GP mounts
The Photoguider Upgrade turns your existing EQ/GP mount into a highly portable Photoguider. The mount becomes much more portable and is ideal for airline travelling.
Refitting is done in just a few minutes
Remove the DEC axis from your mount by simply unscrewing the two allen screws on the top.
Install the Photoguider Upgrade in the position where the DEC axis was, using the existing allen screws. The hole in the center of the Photoguider allows you to continue using your polar scope for precise polar alignment. If you do not yet have a polar scope we definitely recommend to buy one as misalignment would otherwise seriously limit maximum exposure times.
The Photoguider Upgrade has a standard Vixen-style dovetail connection. You can attach and balance all sorts of instruments on it by means of a Vixen-style saddle plate and standard panheads or ball heads.
Ideal for airline traveling (drastically reduced weight by removing the DEC axis and in particular the counterweights)
The basic functions of the mount (RA tracking, polar scope) remain functional.
You can easily install two imaging systems on the Photoguider at the same time.
The Photoguider Upgrade fits the following mounts:
Skywatcher: EQ4 and EQ5
Celestron: Advanced Mount and Advanced GoTo Mount (CG-5)
- Vixen: GPE, GP2, GPD2
Meade/Bresser: LXD55, Mon2
Turns an existing equatorial mount into a highly portable base for mobile astro imaging