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Rigel Systems PulsGuide Illuminator

 
45,00 € - 135,00 €
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PulsGuide LED Illuminated Reticle for Astrophotography or perfect goto alignment

 

Less eye fatigue = better astrophotographs -- PulsGuide pulses the reticle illumination to let the eye rest between pulses.

The result? Improved contrast between reticle and faint guide stars for easier guiding and better astrophotographs or acquisition of faint object in your finderscope.

Two knob timing control and adjustable brightness -- 2 knobs let you independently tailor on and off blink times from continuous on to long-on/short-off or short-on/long-off or anything in between.

Two colour LEDs -- Comes with red LED which you can switch to yellow LED by unplugging red and plugging in yellow. Some astrophotographers find low level yellow makes the cross hair clearer and sharper, and makes guiding even easier.

Available with or without Eyepiece -- Use our quality, dual crosshair, 12.5mm plossl eyepiece or with your own eyepiece or finder.

Fits standard 8mm threaded hole. 10mm and 14mm set-screw adapters available. Uses one long life lithium battery (included) that is available at most electronics, camera and hardware stores.

 

Reviews:

"Some observers therefore prefer a cross hair that flashes on and off while guiding. For this reason, Rigel Systems designed a guiding light source called "Pulsguide", a simple but effective invention that pulses the reticle illumination of a guiding eyepiece during an exposure. On and off times and the reticle brightness are all variable and the unit is compatible with many existing guiding eyepieces. For guiding on very faint guide stars, I find this gadget invaluable."
Martin Mobberley in Astronomical Equipment for Amateurs.

 

"PulsGuide solves the problem of how to guide on faint stars while keeping the crosshairs bright. I use mine constantly. I prefer a yellow reticle illuminator because I'm sure my eye is focusing it in the same plane as the star."

Michael Covington, author of Astrophotography for the Amateur.

 

"...indeed with PulsGuide I was able to track stars that were virtually at the limit of what I could see in the eyepiece when no reticle illuminaton was present."
Dennis di Cicco in Sky and Telescope
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"...fainter stars may be spotted and followed with greater ease...".
Phillip S. Harrington in Star Ware.