Starizona HyperStar Conversion Kit - Celestron 8" SCT Lens
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Starizona HyperStar Conversion Kit for Celestron 8-Inches SCT Lens - HSCK-C8
This comprehensive kit effortlessly enables the transformation of non-HyperStar-compatible SCTs into fully compatible telescopes.
Comprising three essential components, it seamlessly replaces the original secondary mirror assembly.
Installation commences with the precise removal of the original assembly, commencing with the careful detachment of the corrector plate.
Subsequently, the baffle tube is unthreaded to facilitate the smooth removal of the secondary holder.
The secondary mirror is then extracted and securely placed within the new holder.
Once assembled, this unit is reattached to the corrector plate and seamlessly reinstalled into the telescope.
After installation, precise collimation of the telescope optics is necessary.
Remarkably, this collimation remains intact even when the secondary mirror is temporarily removed for HyperStar imaging, ensuring consistent optical alignment.
The secondary mirror's removal is achieved through a threaded ring.
During its temporary absence from the telescope, it is securely stored in an included holder provided with the HyperStar lens.
It's essential to note that older orange-tube Celestron SCTs have secondary mirrors with a distinct mounting method compared to current models.
This variance may require a modification to the Conversion Kit, incurring an additional cost of $50.
For inquiries related to the Conversion Kit or to verify the compatibility of your telescope version, personalized assistance is readily available.
Features and Highlights
- Enabling HyperStar Compatibility: Starizona's HyperStar Conversion Kit for Celestron 8" SCT Lens is purpose-built to seamlessly integrate non-HyperStar-compatible Celestron 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes (SCTs) with HyperStar imaging systems. It acts as the essential intermediary between the telescope and the HyperStar lens.
- Comprehensive Three-Component Kit: This kit comprises three essential components, each meticulously crafted to replace the original secondary mirror assembly of the telescope. The components are designed to ensure a precise fit and seamless integration with the Celestron 8" SCT.
- Step-by-Step Installation Process: Installing the HyperStar Conversion Kit involves a detailed step-by-step process. It begins with the careful removal of the corrector plate from the original assembly. Next, the baffle tube is unthreaded to allow for the smooth removal of the secondary holder. The secondary mirror is then carefully extracted and securely placed into the new holder. This assembled unit is subsequently reattached to the corrector plate and reinstalled into the telescope.
- Preserves Collimation Precision: Post-installation, a meticulous collimation of the telescope optics is imperative. Notably, this collimation remains intact even when the secondary mirror is temporarily removed for HyperStar imaging. This guarantees that the telescope's optical alignment is consistently maintained for peak performance.
- Dedicated Holder for Secure Storage: The kit includes a specially designed holder for the safekeeping of the secondary mirror during its temporary removal from the telescope for HyperStar imaging. This considerate addition ensures that the mirror remains shielded from potential damage or dust accumulation.
- Compatibility Considerations for Older Models: It's worth noting that older orange-tube Celestron SCTs feature secondary mirrors with a distinct mounting method compared to current models. This may necessitate a modification to the Conversion Kit, incurring an additional cost of $50. For precise guidance on the compatibility of your telescope or to order the modified Conversion Kit, please don't hesitate to reach out to Starizona directly.
Made in USA: The Starizona HyperStar Conversion Kit for the Celestron 8" SCT Lens exemplifies American craftsmanship, reflecting a dedication to producing high-quality astronomy equipment. This kit allows users to unlock the full potential of their Celestron 8" SCT telescope, transforming it into a fast imaging system capable of capturing stunning, detailed images of celestial objects with remarkable speed and precision.
Instructional Video on How to install a HyperStar Conversion Kit:
✓ Secondary Mirror Retaining Ring
✓ Secondary Mirror Mounting Plate
✓ Secondary Mirror Holder w/ Orange Gasket
✓ Baffle Tube w/ Gray Gasket
Starizona HyperStar Conversion Kit Celestron 8" SCT Lens Product Manual