DAR Astro

Welcome to DAR Astro Machining
Manufacturer of high quality telescope components, and astronomical observing accessories!!

DAR Astro's goal is to provide astronomers with affordable high quality astronomical products that will last a lifetime. Highlighted below are a few of our products' features which exemplify that goal:

1. When mechanical surfaces are present, bronze runs against aluminum, resulting in extremely smooth and precise movements that will continue for decades.

2. Component weight and dimensions are greatly minimized (without sacrificing performance) giving YOU more control over optimizing the design of your telescopes. A DAR Astro 2 inch focuser is a perfect example of this optimization: It stands only 1.6 inches above the tube when fully racked in, yet provides 2.3 inches of travel and weighs no more than a 2 inch eyepiece!!!!!!

 

3. Emphasis on "attention to detail " has greatly improved performance and user-friendliness in all of our products. Just look at some of the performance enhancing features present in our mirror cells as an example:
a) Teflon ® mirror support points, and nylon tipped stainless steel side support screws are used to eliminate frictional stresses and thermal effects on the mirror from the cell.
b) Ribbing used in the structure of the cell allowed us to create a strong lightweight open design, greatly reducing the cool-down time of the mirror and the cell.
c) Large collimating t-knobs allow a user to easily and precisely adjust the mirror cell alignment.


We think you'll agree that the products listed below possess features, capabilities, and performance at prices not available in competing models. Take a look for yourself.


 

Note: Shipping & Handling charges are not included in the prices.


ATM Supplies

8 inch Mirror Cell
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6 & 8 INCH MIRROR CELLS
"MC6, MC8 "

FEATURES DESCRIPTION
Material Cast Aluminum
Centering screws stainless steel with nylon inserts
Mirror support 3-point (0.5 inch Teflon pads)
Weight 6 inch= 0.8 lbs.
8 inch= 1.75 lbs.
Price MC6 $110 CDN
MC8 $160 CDN


12 inch Mirror Cell
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10 and 12.5 INCH MIRROR CELLS
"MC10 and MC12 "

FEATURES DESCRIPTION
Material Cast Aluminum
Centering screws stainless steel with nylon inserts
Mirror support 9-point (0.5 inch Teflon pads)
Weight MC10 = 3 lbs.
MC12 = 5lbs
Price MC10 = $210 CDN
MC12 = $260 CDN


16 inch EQ Mirror Cell
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16 INCH MIRROR CELL FOR EQUATORIAL TELESCOPES
"MC16E "

FEATURES DESCRIPTION
Material Cast Aluminum
Centering screws stainless steel with nylon inserts
Mirror support 18-point (0.5 inch Teflon pads)
3 stainless steel straps
Weight MC16E = 14 lbs.
Price MC16E = $770 CDN


16 inch DOB Mirror Cell
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16 INCH MIRROR CELL FOR DOBSONIAN MOUNTED TELESCOPES
"Barn Door Design "MC16D "

FEATURES DESCRIPTION
Material Cast Aluminum
Centering screws stainless steel with nylon inserts
Mounting tubuler steel frame
tailgate design
Mirror support 18-point (0.5 inch Teflon pads)
1 stainless steel strap
Weight MC16D = 14 lbs.
Price MC16E = $770 CDN


1.25 inch Focuser
Note:eyepiece not included
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1 1/4" DOUBLE HELICAL FOCUSER
"DHF125 "

FEATURES DESCRIPTION
Material Aluminum and Bronze
Fine focus / Coarse Focus 20 Threads per inch / 5 Threads per inch (4-Start Thread)
Focuser Height Min:1.25 inch above tube....Max: 3 inch above tube
Mounting 4, 10-24 Stainless Socket head cap screws
Tube diameter min. 8 inch OD round tube (flat base version also available)
Eyepiece lock 2, 4-40 Brass thumb screws
Weight 6 oz.
Price $160 CDN


2 inch Focuser
Note:eyepiece not included
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2" DOUBLE HELICAL FOCUSER
"DHF200 "

FEATURES DESCRIPTION
Material Aluminum and Bronze
Fine focus / Coarse Focus 20 Threads per inch / 5 Threads per inch (4-Start Thread)
Focuser Height Min: 1.6 inch above tube....Max: 3.9 inch above tube
Mounting 4, 10-24 Stainless Socket head cap screws
Tube diameter min. 10 inch OD round tube (flat base version also available)
Eyepiece lock 2, 4-40 Brass thumb screws
Weight 15 oz.
Price $210 CDN


2 inch/1.25 inch Threaded Adapter

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2 INCH / 1 1/4 INCH HELICAL ADAPTER

FEATURES DESCRIPTION
Material Aluminum & Bronze
Thread 20 Threads Per Inch
Price $80 CDN


2 inch/1.25 inch Threaded Adapter

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2 INCH / 1.25 INCH ADAPTER
"Threaded for filter "

FEATURES DESCRIPTION
Material Aluminum & Bronze
Thread 20 Threads Per Inch
Price $100 CDN


1.25 INCH VIDEO CAMERA ADAPTER

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1.25 INCH VIDEO CAMERA ADAPTER

FEATURES DESCRIPTION
Material Aluminum
Price $60 CDN


Parfocal Rings
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1 1/4 INCH AND 2 INCH PARFOCAL RINGS

FEATURES DESCRIPTION
Material Aluminum
Eyepiece clamps 2, stainless set screws
With nylon inserts
Price 1.25 inch = $7 CDN
2 inch = $9 CDN


If you have questions about any of the products listed above contact Dave Rubenhagen , at DAR Astro Machining.


Please visit O'Neil Photo & Optical Inc. to order any of the above astronomy products securely online, or via telephone at (519) 679-8840.

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