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Catalog

Latest version of our 2009 catalog. Information is updated in the catalog before the web site.
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Cat-11893230000000.2Free

Complete Observing Systems

Observing System No. 1
Ultra lightweight for the extreme traveler.Everything you need to observe in one case that is rugged, waterproof, rolls and is small enough to take on the airlines.
OS-1Call

Mounts

Dyna Cradle DC-100 Mount
Weather Proof Stainless Steel Alt-Az mount for instruments with mounting ring less than 100mm or 4"
DC-1001893230000177$259.95
Dyna Cradle, Short and Light
DC-100 Mount with shorter Aluminum Riser
DC-100-SL1893230000245$255.95
Dyna Cradle, Non Removable
DC-100 Mount that has been modified, so that the screws can not be removed by users
Useful in public places
DC-100-NR1893230000317$269.95
Dyna Cradle Counter Weight
2.5 pound counterweight with a 2 to 1 arm can be added. This can balance a five pound scope.
Shown without black powder coating
DC--WT-21893230000484$49.95
Dyna Cradle Handle
Solid Aluminum, for more control and balancing the PST Coronado Personal Solar Telescope
Other materials, including stainless steel, wood and plastic are available on special order.
DC--H11893230000554$19.95

Piers

Dyna Pier 1300
DP-1300 Fully assembled steel pier. Quick mates to Floor plate (DP-Floor) or
can be bolted to other surfaces. ¼-20 hole in top, but can be special ordered with any size hole.
Any ¼-20 Mount, such as our Dyna Cradle will fit on top.
With the use of the mounting plate MP4 (ETX), you can mount any of the ETX scopes on it, or
with the MP-1 mounting plate, it will fit LX-10, LX-200 or C5i or C8i.
Pre drilled and capped one inch holes at top and bottom for internally routing cables.
Finish: textured Black Powder coated finish. Includes four bolts, washers and wrench.
Height: 51.5" or 1300mm Weight: 42 pounds (19kg.)
DP-130018932300006255$349.95
Dyna Pier Adjustable
Fully assembled steel pier. Quick mates to Floor plate (DP-Floor) or
can be bolted to other surfaces. ¼-20 hole in top,
but can be special ordered with any size hole.
Any ¼-20 Mount, such as our Dyna Cradle will fit on top.
With the use of the mounting plate MP4 (ETX), you can mount any of the ETX scopes on it, or
with the MP-1 mounting plate, it will fit LX-10, LX-200 or C5i or C8i.
Pre drilled and capped one inch holes at top and bottom for internally routing cables.
Finish: textured Black Powder coated finish. Includes four bolts, washers and wrench.
Height Adjustable from 36" to 66" Weight: 49 Pounds (22kg.)
(Scale in picture varies to fit the different heights in the same frame)
DP-Adjust18932300007960$499.95
Dyna Pier Angled
Fully assembled steel pier. Quick mates to Floor plate (DP-Floor) or
can be bolted to other surfaces. ¼-20 hole in top, but can be special ordered with any size hole.
Any ¼-20 Mount, such as our Dyna Cradle will fit on top.
With the use of the mounting plate MP4 (ETX), you can mount any of the ETX scopes on it, or
with the MP-1 mounting plate, it will fit LX-10, LX-200 or C5i or C8i.
Pre drilled and capped one inch holes at top and bottom for internally routing cables. Balanced for one person installation.
Finish: textured Black Powder coated finish. Includes four bolts, washers and wrench.
Height under arm 31" (to accommodate wheel chairs) Height at mounting point 34.5" Arm is 19"
Weight 41 Pounds (19kg.)
DP-Angle18932300008655$349.95
Dyna Pier Floor Plate
This is the flush mounting base for the Dyna Piers.
A 8 inch x 8 inch stainless steel plate that you set flush into concrete.
The Dyna Piers attaches quickly with only four bolts, allowing quick realignment and removal when not in use.
Supplied with a kit of flush mounting stainless screws to keep the holes from filling with ice and debris when not in use.
Weight: 8 pounds (3.6 kg.)
DP-Floor18932300009312$88.95



Kits for Making Piers
Post Pods


Post Pods are designed for mounting to a standard 4-inch or 6 inch post or setting into concrete.
The post Pod 90 are for 4" posts the Post Pod 150's are for 6" posts.
In each group there are different types;
The standard model has a 1/4-20 stud. This size is the standard for photographic, video and many other types of small head units. A good example of a head is our Dyna Cradle DC-100 or the Universal Astronomic's Telescope and Binocular Mounts.
The ETX units are designed to hold the Meade ETX family of telescope (ETX-60 to ETX-125). They come with a pair of T-screws to attach the telescope quickly to the pod.
The great advantage of using a Pod over a tripod is that you can take advantage of the "Park" mode and save yourself the trouble of going through the alignment process every time you set up the telescope.
Attaching two screws is faster than setting up a tripod.
The next type is the N model for the smaller Celestron NexStar telescopes that have a center 1/4-20 threaded hole.
The kit comes with a 1/4-20-wing screw to hold it down. They can also be used for anything you can hold down with a 1/4-20-wing bolt, such as a camera.
They are also available with a 3/8-16 stud on special order.
We will also make custom pods; if enough interest is generated in other models we will bring them out as a standard products. Construction
The Pods are constructed of 11-gauge stainless steel (1/8 inch thick), a high strength and rustproof alloy and with stainless steel screws.
They will stand up to almost any type of weather short of hurricanes and tornadoes.
The installation screws for holding down the Pods have a special head that requires a special bit to install or remove.
Each kit comes with one of these bits and six screws.
This is for your protection. If you install a Pod out in the wild somewhere, someone else cannot easily remove it and take it home.
Any 1/4" hex drive bit holder or socket wrench will take the bit.
The Post Pod 90's are 3.5 inches wide; to accommodate standard 4 inch fence posts. Yes, a 4 inch fence post actually measures 3.5 inches.
They can also be set in a concrete tube form to make a pier.
Post Pod 150 fit 6" post. Some 6" posts are only 5 ½", you will need to use a shim for these.
The height inside of the Pod is 3.5 inches, to allow you to reach under it to adjust the mounting screws.
Polar alignment
The Post Pods can be mounted at almost any angle. By aligning the post North/South and tilting the Pod to your latitude,
you can polar align your system and do not need a wedge.
Quad Brach 150, Stainless
Combination of a Post Pod 150 and a MP1 Mounting Plate.This plate attached to the Pod by 4 Stainless Studs, enabling precise leveling
QB-15018932300010x3$149.95
Quad Brach 150, black
Combination of a Post Pod 150 and a MP1 Mounting Plate.This plate attached to the Pod by 4 Stainless Studs, enabling precise leveling
QB-150-b18932300010x8$154.95
Post Pod 90, StainlessPP-11893230001098$49.95
Post Pod 90, BlackPP-1-b1893230001163$52.95
Post Pod 90 N05, StainlessPP-N1893230001233$49.95
Post Pod 90 N05, BlackPP-N-b1893230001304$52.95
Post Pod 90 ETX, StainlessPP-ETX1893230001474$59.95
Post Pod 90 ETX, BlackPP-ETX-b1893230001544$62.95
Post Pod 150, StainlessPP-1501893230001514$53.95
Post Pod 150, BlackPP-150-b1893230001784$56.95
Post Pod 150 N, StainlessPP-150-ETX-N1893230001854$59/95
Post Pod 150 N, BlackPP-150-ETX-N-b1893230001924$62.96
Post Pod 150 N05, StainlessPP-150-N051893230002084$59.95
Post Pod 150 N05, BlackPP-150-N05-b1893230002154$62.95
GEM Stabilizing Ring
This ring adds stability needed by some equatorial mounts like the LXD55. Machined from solid Aluminum
Optional alignment pin available
GSR-11893230002222$49.95
Washer Kit
Bag of nine (9) 1" Stainless Steel fender washers.
This is for leveling your pod on uneven surfaces.
Each washer is approximately 0.0464 inches thick.
SP-W1893230002390.2$3.95
See also Brackets and Trays

Kits for Making a Deck Railing into a Pier
Dyna Rails


Similar to Post Pods, but designed for mounting on a horizontal surface or railing. All kits include instructions, six stainless screws and special bit
Dyna Rail, Square Top, StainlessSP-S1893230002463$49.94
Dyna Rail, Square Top, BlackSP-S-b1893230002533$52.95
Dyna Rail, Round Top, StainlessSP-R1893230002604$45.95
Dyna Rail, Round top, BlackSP-R-b1893230002774$48.95
Dyna Rail, ETX, StainlessSP-ETX1893230002844$59.95
Dyna Rail, ETX, BlackSP-ETX-b1893230002914$62.95
Dyna Rail, NexStar, StainlessSP-N189323000307449.95
Dyna Rail, NexStar, BlackSP-N-b1893230003144$52.95
Dyna Rail, for bolts up to 15/32", StainlessSP-N051893230003214$49.95
Dyna Rail, for bolts up to 15/32", BlackSP-N05-b1893230003384$52.95
Dyna Rail Purple
Yes, most of our products are available in purple. Other colors are also available on special order
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Mounting Plates,
Brackets and Adapters

Mounting Plate #1 for LX200 and C8
This plate fits on a type N0.5 Post Pod, Dyna Pier or Dyna Rail, and has holes for mounting a LX-10, LX-200 or C5i or C8i.
Other telescopes may fit the holes, call to information.
MP11893230000913$33.95
Mounting Plate #2 ( on left)
These are blank 5/16" steel plates. We use these for making steel piers. 12.44" in diameter and weights 10.85 pounds, and is used as a top plate.
Use them any way you want, or call us if you want them welded to a length of pipe cut to your specifications.
They also make great pizza baking pans.That is a 12" ruler at the bottom
MP212$15.00
Mounting Plate #3 ( on right)
These are blank 5/16" steel plates. We use these for making steel piers.
13.75" in diameter and weights 13.25 pounds, and is used as a bottom plate.
Use them any way you want, or call us if you want them welded to a length of pipe cut to your specifications.
They also make great pizza baking pans.That is a 12" ruler at the bottom
MP315$18.00
Mounting Plate #4 ETX
This plate fits on a ¼-20 tripod, Post Pod, Dyna Pier, or Dyna Rail, and
has holes for mounting a Any of the Meade ETX family.
1/8" thick stainless steel, black powder coated.Includes Mounting screws.
MP41893230000922$36.95
MP5 Surveyor Tripod Adaptor
A stainless steel cube, nut and wing bolt that will convert a Surveyor's tripod with a 5/8-11 bolt to ¼ -20.
3"x3" Top mount area.
MP52$44.95
GEM Stabilizing Ring
This ring adds stability needed by some equatorial mounts like the LXD55. Machined from solid Aluminum
Optional alignment pin available
GSR-11893230000732$49.95
Dyna Tray, Stainless
With the use of a Tripod Bracket or Uni Bracket, it will hold a small computer, such as the NGC-Max or Advanced Astro Master. 6" wide x 5.25" long. Has room for cables and connectors.Can also fit on a Gibraltar Mount.
EPB-Tray641893230000941$19.95
Dyna Tray, Black
With the use of a Tripod Bracket or Uni Bracket, it will hold a small computer, such as the NGC-Max or Advanced Astro Master. 6" wide x 5.25" long. Has room for cables and connectors.Can also fit on a Gibraltar Mount.
EPB-Tray64-b1893230000951$21.95
Tripod Bracket, Stainless
Fits between a tripod and head to hold a Piece Pod or Dyna Tray
Comes with two ¼-20 stainless wing bolts and nuts
EPB-TB1893230000961$16.95
Tripod Bracket, Black
Fits between a tripod and head to hold a Piece Pod or Dyna Tray
Comes with two ¼-20 stainless wing bolts and nuts
EPB-TB-b1893230000971$19.95
Uni-Bracket, Stainless
The Uni-Bracket is the Swiss Army Knife of mounting. It will mount onto a round or square tube up to 1.6" in diameter. It is for holding a Piece Pod or a Computer Tray. Fits Uni-Mounts and almost anything that is between 0.55" and 1.6"
Quick removal, by loosening only one screw
Comes with four ¼-20 stainless wing bolts and nuts.You can also use it to mount a camera or second instrument to a mount. With two you can make a small strong tripod.
EPB-UB11893230000982$29.95
Uni-Bracket, Black
The Uni-Bracket is the Swiss Army Knife of mounting. It will mount onto a round or square tube up to 1.6" in diameter. It is for holding a Piece Pod or a Computer Tray. Fits Uni-Mounts and almost anything that is between 0.55" and 1.6"
Quick removal, by loosening only one screw
Comes with four ¼-20 stainless wing bolts and nuts.You can also use it to mount a camera or second instrument to a mount. With two you can make a small strong tripod.
EPB-UB1-b1893230000992$31.95
Uni-Bracket, Long, Stainless
The Uni-Bracket is the Swiss Army Knife of mounting. It will mount onto a round or square tube up to 1.6" in diameter. It is for holding a Piece Pod or a Computer Tray. Fits Uni-Mounts and almost anything that is between 2.65"-3.55"
Quick removal, by loosening only one screw
Comes with four ¼-20 stainless wing bolts and nuts.You can also use it to mount a camera or second instrument to a mount. With two you can make a small strong tripod.
Large enough for a GIRO mount
EPB-UB21893230000972$32.95
Uni-Bracket, Long, Black
The Uni-Bracket is the Swiss Army Knife of mounting. It will mount onto a round or square tube up to 1.6" in diameter. It is for holding a Piece Pod or a Computer Tray. Fits Uni-Mounts and almost anything that is between 2.65"-3.55"
Quick removal, by loosening only one screw
Comes with four ¼-20 stainless wing bolts and nuts.You can also use it to mount a camera or second instrument to a mount. With two you can make a small strong tripod.
Large enough for a GIRO mount or other large object
EPB-UB2-b1893230000982$35.95
Spacer 1
1" tall by 1.5" diameter Aluminum Spacer with 1/4-20 holes. Used for raising Mounting Plates
SPACE-11$19.95
L Bracket
L bracket needed to attach some binoculars to the DC100
LB-11
Washer Kit
Bag of nine (9) 1" Stainless Steel fender washers.
This is for leveling your pod on uneven surfaces.
Each washer is approximately 0.0464 inches thick.
SP-W1893230000180.2$3.95

Eyepiece Holders
Piece Pods

Ask about special pricing of Eye Piece Pods full of your favorite TeleVue Eyepieces
Piece Pod Type 1, Stainless Eyepiece Holder (brushed stainless)
Holds five 1-¼ inch eyepieces
for mounting to a horizontal surface.Comes with security screw mounting kit
Optional HTR Kit
EPP-11893230000201$19.95
Piece Pod Type 1, Black
Eyepiece Holder
Holds five 1-¼ inch eyepieces
for mounting to a horizontal surface.Comes with security screw mounting kit
Optional HTR Kit
EPP-1-b1893230000211$22.95
Piece Pod Type 1 HTR, Stainless
Holds five 1-¼ inch eyepieces
with Anti-Dew Shield
for mounting to a horizontal surface.
Comes with security screw mounting kit
EPP-1-HTR1893230000222$39.95
Piece Pod Type 1 HTR, Black
Holds five 1-¼ inch eyepieces
with Anti-Dew Shield
for mounting to a horizontal surface.
Comes with security screw mounting kit
EPP-1-HTR-b1893230000232$42.95
Piece Pod Type 2, Stainless
Holds five 1-¼ inch eyepieces
for mounting to a vertical surface or any mounting bracket or tripod.
EPP-21893230000241$24.95
Piece Pod Type 2, Black
Holds five 1-¼ inch eyepieces
for mounting to a vertical surface or any mounting bracket or tripod.
EPP-2-b1893230000251$26.95
Piece Pod Type 2, HTR, Stainless
Holds five 1-¼ inch eyepieces
with Anti-Dew Shield
for mounting to a vertical surface or any mounting bracket or tripod.
EPP-HTR1893230000262$49.95
Piece Pod Type 2, HTR, Black
Holds five 1-¼ inch eyepieces
with Anti-Dew Shield
for mounting to a vertical surface or any mounting bracket or tripod.
EPP-HTR-b1893230000272$52.95
Piece Pod Light 1
This Kit contains a replacement Post for HTR type Eye Piece Pods 1, 2 or 3
. It contains a 3 volt red LED for connecting to a BB-2AA battery pack, or other 3 volt power source.
LP-1R1893230000161$9.95
Piece Pod HTR Kit 1
All the parts that you need to add an HTR to Piece Pod Type 1, 2 or 3
HTR-1-Kit1893230000301$19.95
Piece Pod Type 4, Stainless
Eyepiece holder for 4 large (2 inch) and two small (1 ¼ inch) eyepieces.Can be bolted down, Dual-Locked or use a Uni-Bracket or tripod bracket
EPP-41893230000362$32.95
Piece Pod Type 4, Black
Eyepiece holder for 4 large (2 inch) and two small (1 ¼ inch) eyepieces.Can be bolted down, Dual-Locked or use a Uni-Bracket or tripod bracket
EPP-4-b1893230000372$34.95
Piece Pod Type 4 HTR, Stainless
Eyepiece holder for 4 large (2 inch) and two small (1 ¼ inch) eyepieces.
with Anti-Dew Shield
Can be bolted down, Dual-Locked or use a Uni-Bracket or tripod bracket
EPP-4-HTR1893230000383$54.95
Piece Pod Type 4 HTR, Black
Eyepiece holder for 4 large (2 inch) and two small (1 ¼ inch) eyepieces.
with Anti-Dew Shield
Can be bolted down, Dual-Locked or use a Uni-Bracket or tripod bracket
EPP-4-HTR-b1893230000393$57.95
Piece Pod Light 4
This Kit contains a replacement Post for HTR type Eye Piece Pods 4
. It contains a 3 volt red LED for connecting to a BB-2AA battery pack, or other 3 volt power source.
LP-4R1893230000170.2$9.95
Piece Pod HTR Kit 4
All the parts that you need to add an HTR to Piece Pod Type 4
HTR-Kit-41893230000422$21.95
Dual Lock Fasteners, 8 pieces
Super Velcro like material for attaching parts together
EPB-BL81893230000490.2$3.95
TeleVue Eyepiece Sets
We are TeleVue dealers, and offer Piece Pods with sets of your favorite eyepieces.
Call for details
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See also Mounting Plates, Brackets and Adapters

Lighting

Piece Pod Light 1
This Kit contains a replacement Post for HTR type Eye Piece Pods 1, 2 or 3
. It contains a 3 volt red LED for connecting to a BB-2AA battery pack, or other 3 volt power source.
LP-1R1893230000160.2$9.95
Piece Pod Light 4
This Kit contains a replacement Post for HTR type Eye Piece Pods 4.
It contains a 3 volt red LED for connecting to a BB-2AA battery pack, or other 3 volt power source.
LP-2R1893230000170.2$9.95
Light Bar Dual
USB powered
LB-2M2$12.95
Light Bar Single
USB powered
LB-1M2$12.95
Foucault's Candle 2000
A white LED and battery pack, used for making your light source for Foucault testers
FC-2k-W2$19.95

Electrical Components

Red Illuminated Keyboard
Keyboard USB internally illuminated with Red LEDs Designed to work with PC's,( Windows 98 SE or later) but will work 95% with Mac's
Redkey3$49.95
USB Power Cable
A cable the you can connect to the BB-4A battery box to power USB lights
USB-1b1$2.95
Voltage Regulator Kit
A kit of parts for building a voltage converter that converts 8 - 24 volts DC to 5 volts (up to 1 amp with a heat sink)
to run light bars or other equipment. Other voltages are available on request.
Kit contains voltage regulator, two capacitors, a diode and an instruction sheet with assembly diagrams and images.
R78051$2.29
Battery Box, 4xAA
Battery box that holds four AA batteries. With on/off switch and leads, but not waterproof. Used to make a 6 volt source to drive white LEDs and any of the USB lighting devices.
BB-4A0.5$3.99
Battery Box 2xAA
Battery box that holds two AA batteries. With on/off switch and leads, but not waterproof. It is used to make a 3 volt source to drive Red LEDs.
BB-2A0.5$2.99
12 Volt 7 AH Gel Cell BatteryGC12-78$20.95
Cooling Fans
We carry a Hundreds of models of fans and controllers, too many for this catalog. Either visit far.rite2u.com to see all models or call to discus your needs.
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Cases

Storm Case IM2500,
available in different colors and with and without Cube Foam
IM2500Call
Storm Case IM2500, with custom cut foam to fit a TeleVue TV76 and accessoriesIM2500-TV76Call
Storm Case IM2500, with custom cut foam for a Orion ST-80 and accessoriesIM2500-ST80Call
Storm Case IM2300IM2300Call
Other CasesCall

Miscellaneous Items

Helio-Pod 1
A simple sun finder for Solar Telescopes.
Quickly attaches to Scopes up to 10" in diameter, by use of a bungee cord and cord lock
.Pointing accuracy is 1 degree or about two solar diameters.
HP-1Free$9.95
Any-Track
Universal clock driver kit for steppers or DC motors
AT-1Call
Dyna Pod II-18
A featherweight weather resistant tripod
DP-2-181893230000025$239.95

Digital Cameras

We are a Canon authorized dealer and also carry many other brands of cameras. Call for details Call

Computers

We are a Acer authorized dealer and also carry many other brands of computers. We also build computers to you exact specifications. Call for detailsCall

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