Special Astronomy Kit
Duet® Emerald Laser, Remote Cable Switch, ASTRO-1 Telescope Mount
The Duet® Emerald is truly innovative. Most laser pointers have either a momentary push button or constant on click switch for hands free operation. The Duet® Emerald has both. The oval button is a momentary pressure switch for hand held pointing; the square button slider switch allows for hands free use. The green laser module is fitted with a high quality IR filter and glass lens for superior laser performance. The laser unit includes our special design APC control circuit for added function and power output stability (see below). The Duet® Emerald projects a brilliant emerald green laser beam and dot. Visible beam at night - bright green dot during daytime hours. Ships with free Z-Bolt® lanyard for neck or wrist, black nylon belt carry pouch (MOLLE Style)
The Duet® Emerald features guaranteed Z-Bolt® Certified Power for
the brightest possible daylight dot; most visible nighttime beam. Each Z-Bolt®
Certified Power green laser pointer is factory tuned & calibrated, then
tested & certified on a laser power meter - all tested units ship with a
Laser Power Output Certificate. Only premium Z-Bolt® Certified lasers are rated at 4.0 to 5.0 mW
power output and are 2 to 3 times brighter than standard Class IIIa units.
Astro-1, Anodized Aluminum
The ASTRO-1 features a quick-release laser bracket for transportation and storage. The bracket also includes a precision T-style dovetail that maintains alignment when re-attached. Made from solid aircraft grade aluminum, the ASTRO-1 is engineered for a lifetime of use. Holds lasers up to 23mm OD; weighs 5oz.
Astronomy Laser Bracket ships with your choice of three (3) mounting base plates:
Wide 2.35" Base. With a radius-cut of 9.25", the base mounts snugly to virtually any reflector. Pre-existing holes with center-to-center spacing of 1.0" to 2.1" may be used to mount the base using two (2) screws; or four (4) screws with 1.75" center-to-center spacing may be used. Mounting hardware (8-32 screws/nuts) included.
Features a smaller base to take up less space on your refractor. With a radius-cut of 1.75", the base fits snugly on most refractors, and is mounted with industrial-strength double-sided tape, included. Base is 1.12" wide at the bottom; 0.88" wide at top and 1.5" long. Height to ring-top is 2.6".
Tripod Base Plate
Mount your Laser Bracket to any camera tripod with standard 1/4-20 threads.
RSA-10 Cable Switches [Choose 6", 15", 30"]
Remote cable switch to activate green laser pointer without touching telescope when aligned as a star finder. Prevents unwanted movements that affect delicate finder alignments. For use with green lasers in finder mounts and alignment setups. Designed for the outdoors; rugged and reliable; dirt and moisture resistant. Cable switch can be "velcro" attached to telescope body; or allowed to dangle freely.
Operating Temperature - 41° ~ 95°F
Duet® Emerald Laser Specifications
Length 4.45 in. x Diameter 0.75 in. (113 mm x 19 mm)
Wavelength (Color) - 532nm (Emerald Green)
Output Power - Z-Bolt® Certified 4.0~5.0 mW
Diode Operating Life - 3,000 to 5,000 Hrs
Diode Circuit - Computerized APC
Beam Diameter at Source - 1.1 mm
Output Mode - Constant Wave
Range ( Night ) - 5 Miles
FDA Safety Class - IIIa
ANSI Safety Class - 3R
Warranty - 1 Year