Features of the 7" Teleport

Altitude Bearings
Azimuth Bearing
Cover
Drawer
Finder
Focuser
Mirror Cell
Power Pack
Spider and Secondary
Shroud
Strut Clamps
Optional Soft Case


Altitude Bearing

Altitude Bearings

Bearing surfaces of Teflon and textured laminate insure precise altitude motion. The Teleport moves when you want and stays where you put it. 

A damping screw on each altitude bearing can be adjusted to your preference.

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Trangular Ground Board

Azimuth Bearing

The triangular ground board features three delrin feet which support three teflon pads. The teflon pads ride on the Ebony Star ring for  precise, balanced azimuth motion. The Teleport moves when you want and stays where you put it. 

 
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Teleport Cover Photo

Cover

The custom-made, insulated, reflective cover provides protection in storage and transport and provides access to carrying handles

It folds and stores on the Teleport during use.

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Built-in Drawer

Drawer

The built-in drawer can be configured for your eyepieces and accessories. 

Nothing to carry separately means nothing left behind. 

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Finder

Finder

The Rigel Systems Unit-power finder clips on and projects 1/2° and 2° red circles for intuitive object location. 

It offers variable brightness, adjustable blinking and easy alignment. 

The finder clips off and stores in the rocker box when the Teleport is closed. 

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Focuser

Focuser

The unique 1.25" helical focuser is designed and machined especially for the 7" Teleport. The square threads ride on three shaped stainless steel set screws,  adjustable to your preference. 

This focuser is smooth, fast and sweet without wobble or backlash. 

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Mirror Cell

Nine-Point Mirror Cell

A unique, compact, lightweight nine-point primary mirror cell cradles the thin, beautiful 7 Zambuto Pyrex mirror. It collimates easily, and holds it. The mirror is held by three posts, two of which support a sling across the bottom edge of the mirror. This gentle support minimizes stress on the mirror , preserving its optical excellence. 

Three collimation screws each support a triangular platform attached to the mirror back. The cell also includes attachment points for up to 3 counterweights (provided) to balance heavy eyepieces and a center fan to cool the back of the mirror. 

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Power Pack

Power Supply

Six C-cells provide all the power needed for several nights of viewing, and are easily replaced. 

Switches on the power pack cover control the mirror fan and dew removal heaters for the secondary mirror and eyepieces. 

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Spider, Secondary & Shroud

Spider and Secondary

The advanced Protostar spider provides for easy  collimation with the included hex wrench. It has wireless dew removal heat controlled by a switch on the seconday cage. 

The 1.37" eliptical flat secondary mirror minimizes obstruction. It has an enhanced aluminum coating.

Light Shroud

The light shroud, of lycra-spandex fabric, allows airflow to reduce tube currents, while shielding stray light. It stays in place, opening and closing automatically with the telescope. 

The internal rings support the shroud and act as light baffles to improve contrast. 

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Teleport Cover Photo

Strut Clamps

The key to rapid setup is that the strut extend and lock rigidly by use of strut clamps, three per strut.

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Optional Soft Case

Optional Soft Case

The optional soft case for the 7" Teleport adds padding for more serious transport. It has been successfully tested in the carry-on templates for American, Delta and Frontier Airlines. 

Made of tough luggage-grade woven nylon, reinforced with strapping, the soft case sports multiple handles for maneuvering the bag.

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© 2002 Teleport Telescopes. All rights reserved. Created Jan 2002 by Linda Silas, The Annex Studios