Rigel Systems Pulsguide Junior Guiding Eyepiece Illuminator

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Rigel Systems Pulsguide Junior Guiding Eyepiece Illuminator

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New from Rigel Systems: Pulsguide Jr - A shorter version of their popular Pulsguide Illuminator.

Please note - The male threads on the Pulsguide (M8x0.75) and this Pulsgide Jr (M8x1.0) are not the same; hence, this item cannot be used with Rigel's 12.5mm Plossl eyepiece.

"Some observers therefore prefer a cross hair that flashes on and off while guiding. For this reason, Rigel Systems designed a guiding light source called "Pulsguide", a simple but effective invention that pulses the reticle illumination of a guiding eyepiece during an exposure. On and off times and the reticle brightness are all variable and the unit is compatible with many existing guiding eyepieces. For guiding on very faint guide stars, I find this gadget invaluable."
Martin Mobberley in Astronomical Equipment for Amateurs.

Less Eye Fatigue = Better Astrophotographs -- PulsGuide pulses the reticle illumination to let the eye rest between pulses. The result? Improved contrast between reticle and faint guide stars for easier guiding and better astrophotographs or acquisition of faint object in your finderscope.

Night Vision Safe 660nm Red LED and long life CR1/3N battery included. Black anodized aluminum body and large easy grip plastic on/off/brightness knob.

One Knob Timing Control and Adjustable Brightness -- Fixed pulse ratio of 2/1 adjustable from fast to slow blink. Fits all current finders and finder eyepieces using M8x1.0 thread. This includes most modern-day reticle eyepieces made in China. If you have an old older finder with the M8x0.75 thread, which includes more Japanese-made reticle eyepieces, contact us and we can special order this item from Rigel.

Compact 2 1/4 inches long, 1/2 inch shorter than regular PulsGuide

Additional Testimonials:

"PulsGuide solves the problem of how to guide on faint stars while keeping the crosshairs bright. I use mine constantly. I prefer a yellow reticle illuminator because I'm sure my eye is focusing it in the same plane as the star."
Michael Covington, author of Astrophotography for the Amateur.

"...indeed with PulsGuide I was able to track stars that were virtually at the limit of what I could see in the eyepiece when no reticle illumination was present."
Dennis di Cicco in Sky and Telescope

"...fainter stars may be spotted and followed with greater ease...".
Phillip S. Harrington in Star Ware