Accessories

Should you wish to bring your own lens system, please ensure that it is equipped with a 3″ track (Losmandy-compatible). This will enable you to effortlessly mount your equipment on our ALT 6ADN, Fornax, TAK EM-200 and EQ6-R mountings.
The EQ6-R mounts can also use 2” rails.

Furthermore, we keep a very extensive assortment of all imaginable adapters, extension rings, extension sleeves, cables, velcro tapes as well as two well-stocked toolboxes with complete sets of metric and imperial wrenches, pliers, soldering irons, voltage testers, calipers etc. on hand.

If you need a complete autoguiding system, simply combine the ALccd5 with our guiding telescope for optics up to 900mm focal length

The following 3" adapters are available for rental:


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Guiding camera ALccd5

At Kiripotib, you can rent additional equipment such as the Alccd5 guiding camera.

The control of the camera does NOT work with NETbooks/Atom processors!

Furthermore, we keep a very extensive assortment of all imaginable adapters, extension rings, extension sleeves, cables, velcro tapes as well as two well-stocked toolboxes with complete sets of metric and imperial wrenches, pliers, soldering irons, voltage testers, calipers etc. on hand. If you need a complete autoguiding system, simply combine the ALccd5 with our guiding telescope for optics up to 900mm focal length

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Guiding scope (for optics up to 900mm focal length)

It adapts to all current guiding cameras (e.g. Lodestar, MGEN, ALccd) thanks to its wide focusing range. Focusing is performed via a sliding focuser with 20 mm stroke and a subsequent helical focuser (camera does not rotate) with 10 mm stroke. Both focusers can be clamped and are equipped with millimetre scales.

Your guiding camera can be connected either via a T2 female thread or a 1 1/4″ eyepiece sleeve.
Included in the rental package are 3 prism rails for:
Standard finder shoes, 2″ and 3″ dovetail clamps.
Of course, you can also rent our ALccd5.2 guiding camera in addition.
This way you have a complete autoguiding system.

MGEN Autoguider 3

MGEN Autoguiding Set
MGEN Autoguider 3

At Kiripotib, you can rent additional equipment such as the Alccd5 guiding camera.

The control of the camera does NOT work with NETbooks/Atom processors!

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Tripods

  • Berlebach Tripod
    The convincingly stable and low-vibration tripod is equipped with an adapter for the GP mount.
  • Vixen GP Tripod
    For your own mount with Vixen GP connection, a Vixen GP tripod is also available for rent.
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12V Power Supply

For your 12V accessories a 12V /13.8V – power supply with banana plug connection is available for rent on Kiripotib.
Important note for our astro guests with MGEN:
With one exception, our 12V power supplies do not have a connection for cigarette lighter plugs! Please bring a plug-in power supply for your MGEN.

Journey Description

From Windhoek you follow the B6, which skirts the beautiful Auas Mountains (follow directions to the International Airport). After about 24 km, turn right on to the C23 (direction Dordabis). From Dordabis you take the gravel road C15 / MR33 (direction Uhlenhorst). At Klein Nouas, you pass an old white tower on the right hand side. From here you drive straight on to the D1448 for about 12 kilometres – the entrance to the  Kiripotib farmstead is on the right hand side (well signposted).  
 
From the International Airport Windhoek you drive in the direction of Windhoek and, after about 20 km, you turn left onto the C23 (direction Dordabis). From Dordabis, follow the directions as outlined above.
 
If you are travelling from the South, take the C15 / MR33 to Uhlenhorst and from there travel towards Dordabis. About 20 km beyond Uhlenhorst (before you reach Dordabis) you turn right onto a small gravel road D1219 until you reach a t-junction – some 23 km.  From there you turn left and drive on the D1448 for about 8 km until you reach Kiripotib.