With Disabilities Act (ADA) requires access to public facilities for the handicapped. Up to
now, getting a wheelchair bound person to the eyepiece of a telescope was very difficult and expensive.
DFM Engineering, Inc. announces the availability of an Articulated Relay Eyepiece™ (ARE-125™)
that allows handicapped access to the eyepiece for most telescopes.
The Articulated Relay Eyepiece™ uses a series of relay lenses and folding mirrors to reposition
the telescope focal plane a considerable distance from the tail piece of the telescope. Mechanical
and optical swivel joints allow the ARE-125™ to pivot freely in 3 axes.
A person seated in a wheel chair may simply pick up the eyepiece and bring it to their eye for convenient
viewing regardless of telescope position.
attaches to the telescope using a standard 2-inch eyepiece adapter. A standard 1.25-inch eyepiece
may be inserted into the eyepiece assembly.
The light loss is minimized by using high reflectance
coatings on the folding mirrors and broad band anti-reflection coatings on the relay lenses. The
telescope resolution suffers only minimal degradation.
accepts an F/8 or slower beam from the telescope. For more information about the ARE-125™ contact
our staff at DFM Engineering, Inc.
College of Southern Idaho ARE-125™ example
Clay Center ARE-125™ example
Smart Auto Guider™(SAG™)
Slide Mirror (SM-125™)