TS 70 binoculars equipped with semi-APO lenses for astronomical and natural observation. Thanks to the possibility of changing the glasses, the magnification is variable. The set includes a pair of eyepieces enabling a magnification of 16x. Using other sets of glasses (1.25 inch standard) you can even use magnification of 80x. The eyepieces included in the kit are filter threads that allow you to use filters to increase the contrast of images or increase the number of perceivable details.
An important feature, especially facilitating astronomical observations in the vicinity of the zenith, is fixing the glasses at 45 ° in relation to the optical line of the binoculars. The glasses are fixed with the help of clamping rings , thanks to which axiality and secure fitting of the glasses (luminaire standard of 1.25 inches) are ensured.
Excellent images are provided by two lenses, semi-APO triplets with an aperture of 70 mm and large prisms made of BAK-4 glass. All air-to-glass surfaces are covered with FMC layers, while the interior is filled with nitrogen. Retractable deflectors protect the lenses against fogging.
The binoculars are equipped with a convenient carry handle. After removing the handle, attach the finder in the standard foot. In the bottom part there is a socket with a 1/4 inch thread, which allows you to attach the binoculars on any photo tripod. However, observations made with a special forklift installation (mounting sockets on the sides of the binoculars) will definitely be more convenient.
Compact dimensions (31 x 24 x 13.3), relatively low weight (3.5 kg) and the instrument case and accessories included in the set make the TS APO 70 mm a very mobile observation equipment.
Components of the set (links):
TS Semi-APO 70 binoculars 45 °
Mounting TPL ALT-AZ with micromovement
Multi-function mounting plate with dovetail (multi-plate)
The set with the binoculars includes the following:
• TS APO 70 mm binoculars
• focal length of lenses: 400 mm
• a pair of 16x / 1.25 "glasses
• a handle for carrying binoculars
• accessories for cleaning optics (cloth, gloves, pear)
• aluminum case
Universal mounting ALT-AZ (AZ5) with micromovers and steel field rack
Universal assembly with azimuthal head with a powerful lifting capacity of 12 kg, typical for EQ5 class assemblies. The ALT-AZ type head with micromodes in two axes is equipped with a dovetail in the Vixen standard. Adjustable steel field tripod with accessories stand. The assembly allows for mounting SCT and Maksutov telescopes up to ? = 180 mm - 200 mm, refractors up to 152 mm, as well as spotting scopes and large binoculars of 25x100 or 28x110 type, typically mounted on photographic tripods (we recommend L-typeail rails with thread 1 for their assembly) / 4 inch), while ensuring low vibration, good rigidity, smooth adjustment of the tube position and equipment safety.
Azimuthal assemblies make it easier and faster to position the telescope on an object of interest in the sky than the parallormal assembly.
The assembly of ALT-AZ is recommended for visual observations of the sky, especially refractors (ideal for APO), Maki and SCT. The assembly is relatively light and easy to transport, so it can be part of the travel set. Regarding the mounting of Newton's telescopes, tests were carried out (information below) with a tube 8 "f / 5 (Messier NT 203/1000) and the assembly deals with such a tube, however, due to the specificity of Newtonian tubes, we suggest using a tube assembly Newton 130 - 150 mm.
The montage is perfect for landscape observations (distant observations, natural observations) as well as for observation and photographing of aircraft at cruising altitudes.
The head arm can be placed at different angles to the horizontal - the highest stiffness and lifting capacity is of course in the vertical position of the arm, however, this feature allows optimal mounting of the observer and observation even close to the zenith with many optical tubes. The arm can be moved from the vertical by 60 ° or 120 ° (the fixing holes are spaced at 60 degrees).
• lifting capacity : 12 kg ( see: below)
• height of tripod spaced (min): 74 cm
• height of tripod (max): 125 cm
• distance between the ends of the legs of the fully unfolded tripod: 123 cm
• Steel legs diameter (thicker / thinner): 1.5 "/ 1" (37.7 mm / 25 mm)
• total height of the head: 32.5 cm
• total height (tripod + head vertically, min) : 96 cm
• total height (tripod + head, max) : 140 cm
• total height (tripod + head inclined 60 ° from vertical, min) : 85 cm
• total height (tripod + head inclined by 60 ° from the vertical, max) : 127 cm
• head weight: 2225 g
• weight of the field tripod: 3825 g
• total weight : 6050 g
note: now the binoculars are mounted on a different, better bracket:
(complete ALT-AZ assembly with high lifting capacity and stiffness)
(adjustable height steel stand, accessory shelf) which is also a stabilizing element of the tripod legs' distance)
(head with micromodes on chirators both in azimuth axis and height)
(the thought-out design allows virtually any mutual positioning of the arm, dovetail mounting bracket and microscopic knobs)
(the head of the head can be extended by 60 ° or even 120 ° from the vertical in both directions after unscrewing 2 screws)
(the arm can be set in different angles)