If you’re ever in Seattle, I can bring you to the worst possible place to set up a telescope. There’s a spot that’s near the biggest freeway in the city, that is also sandwiched between an airport and a railroad changing yard. It’s actually pretty dark there, so light isn’t the worst thing. The big problem for doing telescope work would be the vibrations from all those modes of transportation. Cars, trains, and planes: you’ve hit the anti-trifecta. Could ‘Silent Feet’ anti-vibration pads work for telescopes, and be placed under the tripod feet salvage the situation? Probably beyond even their ability, but if you wisely relocated to the nearby mountains, and remembered to bring those anti-vibration pads along, then you’d be that much closer to star-gazing heaven. And you might even be above the clouds, which would also be helpful!
Anti-vibration Pads for Telescopes: Some Ideas
In fact, reason data from our user community has indicated that the anti-vibration pads can be used far afield from washing machines and home appliances. We have the best anti-vibration pads for telescopes, it turns out! Among the use cases are:
- Amateur star gazers. By using our anti-vibration pads, even 'cheap' telescopes give a better, stable view of the heavens.
- Amateur photographers. The long exposure times necessary for photography of the stars means that minimizing vibration is critical. Our anti-vibration pads accomplish this at low cost.
- Professional photographers. Any type of equipment that needs to minimize vibration is a candidate, whether this is a telescope attached to a camera or whether it's just a camera being used for shots at night... our pads make all of this better.
Anti-vibration Pads For Super-Sharp Astro-photography
Getting a good view of the sky depends crucially on getting rid of all possible mirror movement. There are a variety of strategies that have traditionally been employed, but a new arrow in the quiver is always welcome. The Silent Feet anti-vibration pads for telescopes are made from Sorbothane, which gives them superior damping properties that you can count on. For one thing, it’s nice to sight an interesting object in the sky, but these days most people want to ‘bring it home’ with a little astro-photography. Unless you invest in seriously good camera equipment, this means long exposures. This is where the anti-vibration pads earn their keep, damping vibrations to yield a crystal-sharp image (not sneezing in the middle is up to you). So spend your money on a good telescope, and let the anti-vibration pads leverage your existing photography setup.
Vibration Solution’s Silent Feet product is made of Sorbothane® is a one-of-a-kind visco elastic polymer. 100% unique - Sorbothane® is a solid that naturally ”flows” like a liquid - Sorbothane® absorbs vibrations better than any other natural or synthetic material available today.
About Vibration Solution
Vibration Solution is the source for Sorbothane® ‘Silent Feet’ anti-vibration pads. Sorbothane® uniquely absorbs up to 94.7% of vibrations, and is ideal for use in a variety of home and workplace settings.