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Argo Navis™ Digital Setting Circles

with Ultra Res 32K encoders

Argo Navis handpad

Argo Navis digital setting circles are $895 installed on all new Obsessions.

Plug it in and start observing those 29,000 objects!

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The Argo Navis™ Digital Telescope Computer (DTC) brings not only accurate positioning information to your telescope but also provides an enormous detailed database of tens of thousands of celestial objects. Stars, asterisms, galaxies, globular clusters, open clusters, planetary nebula, nebula, planets, asteroids, comets, earth-orbiting satellites and more.

Magnitudes, surface brightnesses, object sizes, common names, stellar classifications, stellar luminosity classes, double star separations, Hubble galaxy morphologies, constellation, detailed parameters of planets, comets, asteroids, satellites and a wealth of other information is available at your fingertips with a simple spin of the dial.

Perform a quick two star alignment and off you go. No need to level your mount. It's fast and easy. As you move your scope, objects of interest are reported to you on the display in real-time. Argo Navis™ has a powerful 32 bit CPU at its heart that will easily allow you to continuously track satellites. The sophisticated software even accounts for precession and atmospheric refraction.

A battery backed real-time clock provides local time, UTC time, Julian date and sidereal time. There's even a stopwatch facility for timing astrophotography exposures and a built-in audible event alarm. Using the innovative Intelligent Editing System™, objects can be accessed quickly and easily by name without the need for a cumbersome keypad - even while wearing gloves!


ARGO NAVIS DSC installation

We fabricate our own steel mounting hardware and cables for the ultra res 32K res encoders. When you buy the Argo Navis Digital Setting Circles with your Obsession you get quality factory installation. Encoder arms are easily removed with brass thumb screws. No tools required.

Instructions for self installation: 12.5, 15, 18, and 20 inch - 25 and 20 inch