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Astrodon - MOAG Off-Axis Guider for SBIG ST and AO8

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Astrodon - MOAG Off-Axis Guider for SBIG ST and AO8

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Astrodon MOAG Off-Axis Guider for SBIG ST and AO8

 

 

MOAG means Manual Off-AxisGuider, a non-moving part of your optical train. 

This smaller member of our off-axis guider product line is specifically designed to be integrated with SBIG adaptive optics (AO) devices, including the ST/AO8 and STL/AO-L systems. AO technology allows fast guiding that can dramatically lead to sharper stars and finer detail. For stand-alone  applications involving  KAI11002XM  and larger detectors, such as the KAF16803E, we  recoonmmend the MonsterMOAG or  MegaMOAG. 

 

 

See below for testimonial from New Mexico
Skies for our MOAG off-axis-guider

MOAG-A with STL and AO-L

MOAG-ST with ST and AO8

 GOALS 

  • Take full advantage of AO technology
  • Faster AO guiding for better resolution
  • Guide in front of your filters
  • More guide stars with unfiltered light
  • Guide in the main optical beam
  • Avoid differential flexture and cost of guide scope
  • Fixed guider position for automated data acquisition

 

FEATURES AND MODELS

  • MOAG-ST for SBIG ST/AO8 with T-thread adaptor
  • MOAG-A for SBIG STL/AOL with 2" STL adaptor
  • Dovetail adaptors to rotate and align MOAG
  • 2.5" backfocus for ST/AO8 or STL/AO-L
  • Helical focuser for easy focusing of guide camera 
  • Removeable (barlow) lens to extend focus
  • Solid construction - no flexture
  • Optional eyepiece extension
  • Optional short 1.25" nosepiece holder

 

 "Something like 25% of our 40 client scopes are now equipped with an Astrodon MOAG and SBIG AO system, and more will follow as Imagers discover what a MOAG can do."          Mike Rice, New Mexico Skies

MOAG-A with STL/AO-L on 24" RCOS RC       

 

Better View of 24" RCOS
RC on Fork Mount

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Precision guiding with large, long-focal-length telescopes (like our 24" RCOS F10.0) can be a real challenge.  New Mexico Skies reccommends and prefers SBIG AO products (like the AO-L) in conjunction with Astrodon MOAG products.  The MOAG gives us a bright front-of-filter guide star image that is easy to guide especially using the AO-L with high cycle rates.  Imagine being able to guide using one of Astrodon's new 3nm narrow-band filters at 10 reps per second. The ability to capture very fine detail in a perfectly guided narrow band image is wonderful.  The MOAG makes impossible AO guiding situations EASY".    Mike Rice, New Mexico Skies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Product Series

MOAG means Manual Off-Axis Guider, a non-moving part of your optical train.

 

This smaller member of our off-axis guider product line is specifically designed to be integrated with SBIG adaptive optics (AO) devices, including the ST/AO8 and STL/AO-L systems. AO technology allows fast guiding that can dramatically lead to sharper stars and finer detail. The MOAG can also be used as a stand-alone guider for any camera. For stand-alone applications involving KAI11000XM and larger detectors, we recommended the MonsterMOAG or MegaMOAG.

GOALS

  • Take full advantage of AO technology
  • Faster AO guiding for better resolution
  • Guide in front of your filters
  • More guide stars with unfiltered light
  • Guide in the main optical beam
  • Avoid differential flexture and cost of guide scope
  • Fixed guider position for automated data acquisition

 

FEATURES AND MODELS

  • MOAG-ST for SBIG ST/AO8 with T-thread adaptor
  • MOAG-A for SBIG STL/AOL with 2" STL adaptor
  • MOAG-S stand-alone with AP 2.7"-24 M/F adaptors
  • Dovetail adaptors to rotate and align MOAG
  • 2 3/8" backfocus for ST/AO8 or STL/AO-L
  • Helical focuser for easy focusing of guide camera
  • Removeable (barlow) lens to extend focus
  • Solid construction - no flexture
  • Optional eyepiece extension
  • Optional short 1.25" nosepiece holder

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Name Astrodon - MOAG Off-Axis Guider for SBIG ST and AO8
Manufacturer Astrodon
Model MOAG-ST