An Off-Axis Guider (OAG) allows you to have an autoguide camera share the same optical path as the main camera. This solves the problem of flexure that can ruin your images. Because the telescope mount rotates your equipment, gravity acts in different directions. This means that a heavy guide can move fractionally in relation to the main scope. This problem is only made worse when using long focal length scopes, such as Schmidt-Cassegrains. An OAG therefore will give you more accurate guiding and better shaped stars.

The ToupTek Off-Axis guider comes with a choice of 48mm, 54mm or 68mm threaded ring on the telescope side. These match the thread on your coma corrector, field flattener, or nose piece. The body of the OAG and the mounting ring comes to 17.5mm. This body bolts to a 20mm spacer which bolts to the front of a deep-sky camera (with back-focus of 17.5mm) using six bolts. Overall, the train places the camera sensor 55mm from the corrector flange. If you are using a filter wheel, this replaces the 20mm spacer.

The ToupTek OAG includes a helical focuser with a thumb screw to lock the position. The focuser will not rotate the guide camera, meaning you won’t have to recalibrate the autoguiding program if you refocus the OAG.

ToupTek OAG

Front and back views

OAG features

Image train

ToupTek OAG specifications:

Model ToupTek OAG
Telescope Interface M48 x 0.75; M54 x 0.75; M68 x 0.75
Optical Length 17.5mm (including telescope adapter ring)
Diameter of 6 x M3 screw hole positions 62mm
Suitable for CCD/CMOS Size Up to Full Frame
Prism size 10mm x 10mm
Guide Camera Interface 1.25-inch

Contents:

OAG and focuser
Telescope adapter (M48, M54 or M68)
20mm spacer to replace filter wheel
Screws and Allen key

All our products are shippable. In all cases, full payment is required before our products are shipped. Currently Sidereal Trading Pty Ltd only ships to Australia, Australian Territories and New Zealand.

Deliveries are made via Registered Australia Post or TNT Australia. Tracking information and updates will be sent to the email address associated with the order. A link to the courier’s website tracking information may also be provided. All small items will be shipped via Australia Post – Parcel Post or if requested via Express Parcel Post. All large items will be Shipped via TNT Road Express or TNT Economy Express Export. Should you require Express Post for your order, please contact our staff to confirm any additional charges that may apply.

You may be required to sign for the delivery to confirm proof of receipt. If you are not there when the delivery is made, you may incur further charges from Australia Post or TNT Australia (not from Sidereal Trading Pty Ltd) to pick up the parcel from the nearest post office or depot.
Our Flat Rate delivery charges are determined per order depending on the category your products fall into. This will be specified once a postcode is entered at checkout.

Remote delivery destinations or other factors may cause the web-based shopping cart to underquote the shipping charges. Some regional areas of Australia and New Zealand will incur higher charges than specified at checkout. When this occurs, we will first contact you to confirm payment of the difference, or subsequently cancel the order and refund any payments made if this additional cost is prohibitive. At any time if you feel the shipping calculation does not seem correct, please contact us via phone or email so that we can fix the problem and raise the order for you with the correct shipping amount.

In-Store Pick Up is also possible. See Contact Us for Store Location.

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    ToupTek Large Off-Axis Guider

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    $299.00

    An Off-Axis Guider (OAG) allows you to have an autoguide camera share the same optical path as the main camera. This solves the problem of flexure that can ruin your images. Because the telescope mount rotates your equipment, gravity acts in different directions. This means that a heavy guide can move fractionally in relation to the main scope. This problem is only made worse when using long focal length scopes, such as Schmidt-Cassegrains. An OAG therefore will give you more accurate guiding and better shaped stars.

    The ToupTek Off-Axis guider comes with a choice of 48mm, 54mm or 68mm threaded ring on the telescope side. These match the thread on your coma corrector, field flattener, or nose piece. The body of the OAG and the mounting ring comes to 17.5mm. This body bolts to a 20mm spacer which bolts to the front of a deep-sky camera (with back-focus of 17.5mm) using six bolts. Overall, the train places the camera sensor 55mm from the corrector flange. If you are using a filter wheel, this replaces the 20mm spacer.

    The ToupTek OAG includes a helical focuser with a thumb screw to lock the position. The focuser will not rotate the guide camera, meaning you won’t have to recalibrate the autoguiding program if you refocus the OAG.

    ToupTek OAG

    Front and back views

    OAG features

    Image train

    ToupTek OAG specifications:

    Model ToupTek OAG
    Telescope Interface M48 x 0.75; M54 x 0.75; M68 x 0.75
    Optical Length 17.5mm (including telescope adapter ring)
    Diameter of 6 x M3 screw hole positions 62mm
    Suitable for CCD/CMOS Size Up to Full Frame
    Prism size 10mm x 10mm
    Guide Camera Interface 1.25-inch

    Contents:

    OAG and focuser
    Telescope adapter (M48, M54 or M68)
    20mm spacer to replace filter wheel
    Screws and Allen key

    All our products are shippable. In all cases, full payment is required before our products are shipped. Currently Sidereal Trading Pty Ltd only ships to Australia, Australian Territories and New Zealand.

    Deliveries are made via Registered Australia Post or TNT Australia. Tracking information and updates will be sent to the email address associated with the order. A link to the courier’s website tracking information may also be provided. All small items will be shipped via Australia Post – Parcel Post or if requested via Express Parcel Post. All large items will be Shipped via TNT Road Express or TNT Economy Express Export. Should you require Express Post for your order, please contact our staff to confirm any additional charges that may apply.

    You may be required to sign for the delivery to confirm proof of receipt. If you are not there when the delivery is made, you may incur further charges from Australia Post or TNT Australia (not from Sidereal Trading Pty Ltd) to pick up the parcel from the nearest post office or depot.
    Our Flat Rate delivery charges are determined per order depending on the category your products fall into. This will be specified once a postcode is entered at checkout.

    Remote delivery destinations or other factors may cause the web-based shopping cart to underquote the shipping charges. Some regional areas of Australia and New Zealand will incur higher charges than specified at checkout. When this occurs, we will first contact you to confirm payment of the difference, or subsequently cancel the order and refund any payments made if this additional cost is prohibitive. At any time if you feel the shipping calculation does not seem correct, please contact us via phone or email so that we can fix the problem and raise the order for you with the correct shipping amount.

    In-Store Pick Up is also possible. See Contact Us for Store Location.

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      Need Expert Advice?

      Visual Astronomy, Astrophotography, Microscopy and Macro Photography can be a little complicated sometimes as there are a lot of options. If you'd like to check something before you purchase just let us know and we'd be happy to help!

      Enquire now or call us (03) 9042 2293