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Just in time for the Holidays - The HALO Setting Circle-Leveling Base

26 Oct 2012, 21:30 UTC
Just in time for the Holidays - The HALO Setting Circle-Leveling Base
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HALO Setting Circle-Leveling Base For APERTURA AD12 Dobsonian Telescopes - HALO / Setting CirclesAs an astronomy equipment nut, of course I enjoy discussing and sharing great products when I see them so naturally I'm going to give a heads-up to my fellow backyard stargazers that OpticsMart recently released their HALO Setting Circle and Leveling Base for Dobsonians. HALO is one of those things, that the first time I saw it I said "Wow, why did it take so long for someone to come up with this thing!" Indeed, its a great example (IMHO) of how simple ingenuity can bring to market a product that will not only help owners of Apertura Dobonsians, but many other Dobsonian owners as well.Now I don't yet own one (Christmas please come early!) but I'll tell you what I know. The device gives you the ability to locate objects in the night sky via altitude and azimuth, two readouts that many dedicated astronomy apps (Android/PC/iOS) display for celestial targets. This makes using a Dobsonian telescope much easier, since your not tied to tedious star-hopping to locate objects. I'll let OpticsMart explain the rest below;"The HALO is a Setting Circle combined with a Leveling Base, that ...

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