XY FINDER [Patent Pending] is a unique autoguider accessory that,
through its intuitive design, easily enables the centering of
guidestars on the autoguider CCD chip. It accomplishes this without
the need for moving the guidescope, so that the guidescope always
remains stationary and parallel with the main telescope. Your
guidescope can now remain firmly affixed to and permanently aligned
with the main telescope.
up the XY Finder is a snap. The XY Finder is attached to the guidescope
just like any other device, such as an eyepiece. The autoguider
is then inserted and locked into the 1¼ inch eyepiece holder
of the XY Finder.
the XY Finder is fast and easy. A suitable guidestar is first
located in the guidescope's FOV. The XY Finder employs EW and
NS directional knobs to move the autoguider up, down, left, and
right in the guidescope's FOV until the guidestar is centered
on the CCD chip.
OF THE XY FINDER
The Guidescope stays stationary, parallel with the main telescope.
The Guidescope can be securely held.
The XY Finder enables the easy location and centering of guidestars.
OF THE XY FINDER:
CNC milled from aluminum.
All parts are deburred, black anodized, and have a matte finish.
1¼" eyepiece receptacle type holder with M-42 threads
1¼ " eyepiece type front barrel with M-42 threads
Total travel for each direction is + or - 12mm.
EW and NS directional knobs for easy centering of guidestar.
Tension adjustments screws located on the 4 sides of the XY Finder
and on the 2 moving components.