Configure & Customize

Perhaps one of the most challenging parts of astronomy and astrophotography is configuring all the odds and ends that go with the telescope. Does your system have an optimized image scale? Is your backfocus spacing set correctly? Do you have the necessary corrective optics? Do you have the appropriate drivers, plate solve libraries, and autofocus step calculations performed to appropriately set up your capture software? These are just a few of the considerations one needs to make when setting up an observing or imaging rig. At Cloud Break Optics, we take the guesswork out of those considerations. From the moment you begin working with us, we consider three main things when recommending gear:

  • Verify equipment is optimized for conditions in which it will be used (for example, setting expectations for weight/size of equipment or appropriately matching image scale of camera and telescope)
  • Understand the observing or imaging goals of the customer to make sure equipment will achieve those goals
  • Configure the system with all necessary components for the customer to ensure the system is ready to go upon delivery.

There is nothing more frustrating than getting a new piece of gear only to find that it needs ANOTHER new piece of gear to make it work the way you had envisioned or, worse yet, that it won’t work with your system. We want you to spend less time troubleshooting and more time observing.

Whether you are looking to add a new piece of equipment to your rig or build a new system from scratch, give us a call (206-327-9826) and let our team get you exactly what you are looking for.