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MOAG Off-Axis Guider

 

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. For stand-alone  applications involving  KAI11002XM  and larger detectors, such as the KAF16803E, we  recommend 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

 

MoAG and MonsterMOAG are registered trademarks of Astrodon Imaging

 

MOAG-Detail

New Way to Attach Guider for Sharper Stars

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MOAG for STL (MOAG-A)

$780

MOAG for ST (MOAG-ST)

$780

Lens f/-250 in screw-in holder (Lens-250)

$48

Eyepiece extender (MOAG-EYE)

$28

Short nose-piece (MOAG-NOSE)

$28

Stop Ring (Stop_Ring)

$55