Special Astronomy Kit
Operating Temperature - 14° ~ 122°F (–10° ~ 50° C)
Duet® Sapphire Blue Laser, Cable Switch, ASTRO–1 Scope Mount
The Duet® Sapphire (D–5-BL) is truly innovative. Most laser pointers have either a momentary push button or constant on click switch for hands free operation. The Duet® Sapphire 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 unit features true blue 445455nm blue laser light (not 405nm violet/purple) The new design blue laser module operates on 1 pc CR123A lithium battery. Projects a brilliant sapphire blue laser beam and dot. Visible beam at night - dot only during daytime hours. Six (6) hours constant on operation.
The Duet® Sapphire is the product of new design technologies and manufacturing efficiencies. Blue laser is eye safe - IEC Class 3R and FDA Class IIIa. Ships with free Z-Bolt® lanyard for neck or wrist, black nylon belt carry pouch (MOLLE Style)
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.
Duet® Sapphire Laser Specifications
Length 4.65 in. x Diameter 0.75 in. ( 118 mm x 19 mm )
Wavelength (Color) - 450 nm (Sapphire Blue)
Output Power - 3.0~5.0 mW
Diode Operating Life - 3,000 to 5,000 hours
Diode Circuit Type - InGaN Semiconductor
Range ( Night ) - 5 Miles
FDA Safety Class - IIIa
ANSI Safety Class - 3R
Warranty - 1 Year