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GoldFocus Plus - Newtonian Ordering

*** Important Notice *** Use this ordering page only for ordering a GoldFocus Plus Collimation System for Newtonians which supports focus and collimation for Newtonian telescopes.  This model of GoldFocus Mask matches the aperture of a Newtonian reflector with a secondary mirror obstruction but does not allow access to the secondary mirror adjustment screws with the mask in-place and the GoldFocus Analysis Software analyzing real-time collimation and focus.  If you want to order a GoldFocus High-Precision Focusing System or GoldFocus Plus Collimation for a different telescope, then click on one of the following:
GoldFocus High-Precision Focusing System
GoldFocus Plus Collimation for Cassegrains (SCTs, RCs)
GoldFocus Plus Collimation for Refractors

If you already know which GoldFocus Mask size you need to order, click Select Mask to immediately go to the GoldFocus Mask size selections.  Otherwise follow the steps below and scroll all the way to the bottom of the page. Select Mask

Determining the GoldFocus Mask Size GoldFocus

The GoldFocus focusing system for digital imaging is a combination of a specially designed GoldFocus Mask and the GoldFocus Analysis Software.  An image of the GoldFocus Mask is shown at the right.

The GoldFocus Plus Collimation Mask for Newtonians comes in 12 standard sizes.  Each size is fully adjustable across a range in order to give a good fit for any telescope within its size range.  Choose the GoldFocus Mask size which is correct for your telescope.

Follow the 3 steps below to select the correct size GoldFocus Mask for your telescope.

  1. Decide Between Outside or Inside Mount for Your Telescope.
  2. Measure the Outside or Inside Diameter of Your Telescope Objective Bezel Ring.
  3. Locate Your Measured Outside or Inside Diameter in the Table and Find the GoldFocus Mask Product Number at the Left of the Table.

Step 1 - Decide Between Outside or Inside Mount for Your Telescope

The GoldFocus Mask has mounting studs which hold the mask in place on the telescope objective bezel ring.  The mounting studs can go either outside or inside your telescope objective bezel ring.  See images below for examples of outside and inside mounting.

The GoldFocus Mask can be mounted directly to the objective bezel ring, a glare shield, or a dew shield.  Choose the outside or inside mounting according to how you will be using the GoldFocus Mask.

Note: The Inside Mount of the GoldFocus Mask requires clearance inside the bezel ring to a minimum depth of 15 mm (0.6 inches) for the mounting studs to project inside the bezel ring.  If your telescope does not have the clearance required for the Inside Mount, then you will need to choose the Outside Mount.  If you have any doubt about the required inside clearance, then choose the Outside Mount.

Before proceeding to the next step, decide between Outside Mount or Inside Mount that is appropriate for your telescope.

Inside Outside

Step 2 - Measure the Outside or Inside Diameter of Your Telescope Objective Bezel Ring

Measure the outside or inside diameter corresponding to which of Outside Mount or Inside Mount you have chosen for your telescope.  Measure the objective bezel ring, glare shield, or dew shield according to how you will be mounting the GoldFocus Mask.  Use a ruler or tape measure to measure the diameter accurate to about 0.1 or 1/8 inches or 2-3 mm.  See the image below for an illustration of how to measure the outside or inside diameter.

Diameter

Step 3 - Locate Your Measured Outside or Inside Diameter in the Table and Find the GoldFocus Mask Product Number at the Left of the Table

Using the appropriate table below for either Inches or Millimeters measurements, locate your measured outside or inside diameter in the range of sizes listed under the corresponding Outside Mount or Inside Mount column.  Read the GoldFocus Mask Product Number at the left side of the row containing your measured diameter.

*** For Example Only - You Must Measure Your Own Telescope ***

Example 1 - Consider an 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain.  Suppose the bezel ring projects out with ample clearance of over 15 mm (0.6 inches) from the front of the bezel ring back to the corrector lens.  This telescope has enough clearance to use the Inside Mount.  Suppose the measured inside diameter of the bezel ring is 9.1 inches.  Look under the Inside Mount Diameter Range column in the table for GoldFocus Mask Sizes - Inches.  The measured inside diameter of 9.1 inches falls in the range 8.1-10.0 inches under the Inside Mount Diameter Range column.  The GoldFocus Mask Product Number on that row is G107 and that is the required size for this example telescope.

*** For Example Only - You Must Measure Your Own Telescope ***

Example 2 - Consider a 102 mm Maksutov-Cassegrain.  Suppose the corrector lens is nearly flush with the front of the bezel ring so that there is little or no clearance from the front of the bezel ring back to the corrector lens.  This telescope cannot use the Inside Mount and must use the Outside Mount.  Suppose the measured outside diameter of the bezel ring is 113 mm.  Look under the Outside Mount Diameter Range column in the table for GoldFocus Mask Sizes - Millimeters.  The measured outside diameter of 113 mm falls in the range 90-118 and also in the range 108-146 under the Outside Mount Diameter Range column.  You have a choice between two sizes and the smaller 90-118 is probably preferred.  The GoldFocus Mask Product Number on that row is G50 and that is the required size for this example telescope.

GoldFocus Mask Custom Sizes

If you have special requirements for a GoldFocus Mask, you may inquire about a Custom GoldFocus Mask by e-mail at: info@goldastro.com

GoldFocus Mask Size Selection

GoldFocus Plus Collimation - Newtonian

GoldFocus Mask Sizes - Inches

GoldFocus Mask
Product Number
Outside Mount
Diameter Range
(Inches)
Inside Mount
Diameter Range
(Inches)
Add to Cart Price
(US $)
GN50 3.5 - 4.6 4.1 - 5.2 Add GN50 to Cart $ 81.49
GN61 4.3 - 5.7 4.8 - 6.3 Add GN61 to Cart $ 86.49
GN74 5.2 - 6.7 5.7 - 7.2 Add GN74 to Cart $ 92.99
GN88 6.1 - 7.8 6.6 - 8.3 Add GN88 to Cart $ 99.49
GN97 7.0 - 8.6 7.4 - 9.1 Add GN97 to Cart $ 103.99
GN107 7.6 - 9.5 8.1 - 10.0 Add GN107 to Cart $ 110.99
GN119 8.4 - 10.6 8.9 - 11.1 Add GN119 to Cart $ 117.49
GN127 9.3 - 11.3 9.8 - 11.9 Add GN127 to Cart $ 121.49
GN137 9.9 - 12.4 10.4 - 12.8 Add GN137 to Cart $ 126.49
GN147 10.8 - 13.3 11.3 - 13.9 Add GN147 to Cart $ 131.49
GN167 11.7 - 15.4 12.1 - 15.9 Add GN167 to Cart $ 144.49
GN187 13.6 - 17.4 14.1 - 17.8 Add GN187 to Cart $ 155.49

 

GoldFocus Plus Collimation - Newtonian

GoldFocus Mask Sizes - Millimeters

GoldFocus Mask
Product Number
Outside Mount
Diameter Range
(Millimeters)
Inside Mount
Diameter Range
(Millimeters)
Add to Cart Price
(US $)
GN50 90 - 118 103 - 131 Add GN50 to Cart $ 81.49
GN61 108 - 146 121 - 159 Add GN61 to Cart $ 86.49
GN74 133 - 171 146 - 184 Add GN74 to Cart $ 92.99
GN88 156 - 197 168 - 210 Add GN88 to Cart $ 99.49
GN97 177 - 219 189 - 231 Add GN97 to Cart $ 103.99
GN107 194 - 242 207 - 255 Add GN107 to Cart $ 110.99
GN119 214 - 269 226 - 282 Add GN119 to Cart $ 117.49
GN127 237 - 288 250 - 301 Add GN127 to Cart $ 121.49
GN137 252 - 314 265 - 326 Add GN137 to Cart $ 126.49
GN147 274 - 339 286 - 352 Add GN147 to Cart $ 131.49
GN167 296 - 390 308 - 403 Add GN167 to Cart $ 144.49
GN187 346 - 441 359 - 453 Add GN187 to Cart $ 155.49

 

GoldFocus Analysis Software

The GoldFocus Analysis Software is included with each purchase of a GoldFocus Mask and is not available for separate purchase.