TS Optics TSOAG16 off-axis stable short guide
The TSOAG16 was developed by Teleskop Service for all astrophotographers who have relatively little space between the focuser and the camera and who use a heavy CCD camera or a full frame DSLR camera. The TSOAG16 offers compelling features.
The advantages and features of the TSOAG16 at a glance:
♦ Stable construction... The housing is made of eg 11 mm thick solid aluminum material: enough space for long threads for a solid hold.
♦ Short... With an optical path of just 16mm from the M48 connection thread to the camera adapter, the off-axis guide can be used with almost all correctors.
♦ Easy autoguider focus... The side T2 attachment is also adjustable, so the autoguider can be easily focused without changing the distance between the main camera and the corrector.
♦ Three possible positions of the camera to the prism... Due to the special design of the connection adapter in T2, EOS or M48, three positions of the prism to the camera sensor are possible. This also prevents shading by the prism.
♦ Flexible adaptation on the camera side... In the accessories area you will find the necessary connection adapters for T2, M42, M48 and EOS. The adapters extend the total length of the guide off-axis by only 1 mm.
Connecting the TSOAG16 to the telescope or corrector:
The TSOAG16 has an internal thread M48x0.75 on the telescope side. This thread allows flexible adaptation.
♦ Connection to 2" receptacles... With the TSVF230 2" extension sleeve you can adapt the TSOAG16 to any 2" receptacle.
♦ Connection to correctors with T2 or M48 thread... The TSOAG16 can be screwed directly to correctors with M48 connection thread. The TST2-M48L adapter allows adaptation to correctors with T2 connection.
♦More connection options... In the accessories area you will find connections to TeleVue, Vixen, Schmidt-Cassegrain and the ZEISS M68x1 level adapter system.
How do I adapt the recording camera to the TSOAG16:
You need one of the optional connection adapters for the correct camera connection. The adapters are made for the TSOAG16 and fit perfectly.
The adapters are tapered, so an optimal position is always guaranteed. At the same time, you can detach the camera without unscrewing it. The connection adapters are 1mm thick on the OAG16.
♦ TSOAG9-T2 ... for all other connections via thread M42x0.75/T2
♦ TSOAG9-M42 ... the M42x1 connection is mainly used for a short adaptation of DSLR cameras.
♦ TSOAG9-M48 ... for all other connections via filter thread M48x0.75/2"
♦ TSOAG9-EOS ... allows direct connection of Canon EOS DSLR cameras.
|Telescope side connection:
||M48x0.75 thread, female
|Path from camera adapter to the M48x0.75 thread at the telescope side:
||16 mm - the length of the female M48 thread is 5 mm
|Camera side connection:
||Quick coupling with three screws - diameter 51 mm - fits to connecting adapter
|Lateral connector for autoguider or guiding crosshair eyepiece:
||T2 (M42x0.75) - adjustable distance to prism
|Distance from the middle of the prism to the lateral T2 connection:
|Distance from the middle of the prism to the front side of the TSOAG16:
|Distance from the middle of the prism to the camera side of the TSOAG9: