want a compact telescope that you can put together before your friends
can lug theirs out of their cars? You've found it! For fast assembly
transportability you just can't beat the truss system on
Starmaster's telescopes. The unique, quick disconnect
system allows the scope to be disassembled into a very small package without
sacrificing the fast and easy, no
tool set-up that has made the hybrid famous. A couple of
is still all it takes!
Read on below to see the 14.5" Hybrid...
optics in 14.5"
Lockwood optics in 14.5" F/4 FX
Fast equilibration of optics for superior
2" Crayford focuser with 1-1/4" adapter
Light shroud & truss case
|REDESIGNED 14.5" HYBRID TRUSS
we redesigned our 14.5" telescope, we had only one thought in mind --
make it as easy as possible for the owner to transport, set up and
observe with this scope.
accomplish this, we trimmed a few inches off so it would
disassemble into the smallest package possible. This,
with the removable mirror and cell, means this scope will fit into
almost all vehicles, take up very little storage space, and can be
easily handled by smaller people or those with back
problems. The heaviest component, the mirror and cell, is
pounds and anyone 5'4" tall can use the scope flat-footed in most
viewing positions, or 5'7" for zenith viewing.
incorporated the popular feature that allows you the option of
leaving the trusses and secondary cage assembled as one unit.
Only four hand knobs will split the scope into two pieces.
is ideal for those looking for a scope to quickly set up in their
backyard for impromptu observing sessions. A couple of
all it takes!
It is for this type of quick observing that a thinner, faster
equilibrating primary mirror is ideal.
because this scope is so easy to transport and set up, we expect them
to see a lot of use. Therefore, we are coating the truss
with a rubberized armor coating to further protect
of this is in a 14.5" f/4.3 telescope. A scope large enough
to give stunning views of deep sky images, including far off galaxies
and the elusive Horsehead Nebula (with proper filtration), AND this
scope is large enough to accommodate our optional Sky Tracker
Goto-Then-Track drive system!
Starmaster Telescopes are made with pride in the United States of
America by small, community based companies.
-Cancelled orders will be subject to a restocking fee which will be
to 15% of the BASE price of the telescope, NO EXCEPTIONS.
-Orders are not transferable without permission of Starmaster
Telescopes and will be subject to additional fees.
-We are now accepting international orders for
telescopes 22" in
aperture and under.
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