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Kendrick Astro Instruments

Welcome to Kendrick Astro Instruments, recognized worldwide for innovation and quality low voltage heater and power products. Kendrick Astro Instruments have been in the low voltage heater business for over 25 years pioneering the use of heater "systems" to control misting, dew and frost on optics, camera lenses, telescopes lenses and mirrors as well as cold weather performance of cold sensitive electronic devices.

Solar Eclipse August 21 – Are You Ready?

NEW>> - Solar Filter Selection Guide Udated July 5 - Find the perfect fit for your telescope. Use this handy selection guide: Solar Filter Selection Guide (PDF)

We have ramped-up to make sure we will have your Solar Filter in time for the big event, but DON’T DELAY. As of July 5, some models are temporarily out of stock, but new stock will arrive on or before July 20. We need to make an educated guess how many extra frames and filter material that we’ll need. We hope we’re right, but your best bet is to order NOW! Filters are still “made to order” to ensure that your filter is pristine and free of dust. Yes, we know that some people will wait until the last possible instant, but that means overtime.

Need help?

We love to talk to customers, but before you call, you need to measure the outside diameter of your optical TUBE. Whether you have a telescope / binoculars / camera lens, the Lens/Mirror diameter does NOT count because the filter attaches to the optical tube, not the glass. The Solar Filter Selection Guide (PDF) tells you everything we will need to know before you call. You can also order online.

Procrastination may cost you an extra 65% to cover the extra labor cost. When will prices go up? We don't know, and we hope we don't have to. Some models are already out of stock until AFTER the Aug 21 eclipse! The best way to ensure prices are fair, to you (and us), is to ORDER NOW. August 4 is the last day that we can guarantee delivery by regular postal air mail. After that, the cost to ship next day from Canada is going to cost more than the filter! After August 4, we will still try our best, but odds are NOT good that you will receive your order in time.

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Not Just Dew Control! Power Management and Cord Management Too!

Kendrick delivers power for your other devices where it's needed with fewer cords.

  • Our new DigiFire Controllers handle 15 Amps of power and with 2 DC Accessory Ports, it can power other equipment too!
  • We have 3 models of Dew Controllers with built-in 8V DSLR Power Supply… Micro-D, DigiFire 8 and DigiFire 12. Just add our DSLR Battery Adapter and power your Canon or Nikon DSLR from the controller.
  • Add our 12V USB Hub to reduce the number of wires even more. Why a 12V Hub? Because you already have 12V up there! We even add a small heater to keep the Hub dry inside. It can even be powered from your DigiFire Controller!
  • Our new LINX Panel is small, lightweight and gives you 6 places to plug in your power hungry devices. This panel is designed to mount atop your telescope!

 
DSLR Battery Adapters

NEW>>>

Nikon EP-5A Battery Adapters now available for Nikon D3100, D3200, D5100, D5200, D5300, Coolpix P7000, P7100 & P7700 & P7800 - NOW IN STOCK!

Canon DR-18 Battery Adapters now available for Canon 750D, 760D, 77D, Rebel T6i, T6s, T7i - NOW IN STOCK!

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12V Powered USB 3.0, 7-Port Hub

NEW>>> NEW 12V Powered USB 3.0, 7-Port "Charging" Hub Now Available

The new USB 3.0 Hubs have arrived! Now In Stock! Order yours today!

Why use a USB Hub? There are an impressive number of USB devices: imaging camera, guide camera, focuser, filter wheel, adaptive optics, flats panel, etc. Each has its own USB cable and by using a USB Hub up on the telescope, you have only 1 cord that needs to come down from the mount.
Why a Powered Hub? Unpowered hubs just don't work. Even if you are lucky and have a mount with built-in USB, chances are, it's not powered. Without a powered hub, your computer becomes the power source and the computer is always quite a distance away. Power and signal (data) just doesn't have a fighting chance through those long cables.
Why 12V? Because 12V is what you use to power almost all of your devices! CCD Camera, Dew Controller, Focus Motor, etc. In most cases, a 12V power source is already up on the telescope. This eliminates 1 more cord that can get snagged when the mount slews.
12V Power Sources? You can power the Hub with your DigiFire 8/12 Controller OR a Power Panel. Placing thoses devices ON THE TELESCOPE means that you can eliminate 1 more cord that won't need to come down from the telescope. Of course, you can also use the traditional cigarette lighter cord too.

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DigiFire 8 and 12 Controllers

NEW>>> DigiFire 8 and 12 Controllers - NOW IN STOCK!

The DigiFire Controllers have arrived! Now In Stock! Order yours today!

Our new DigiFire 8 and 12 Controllers have all the features you loved in our older DigiFire 7 and 10 models, plus a long list of new features. All new design, much higher power, built-in 8V DSLR Power Supply and dimmable lights too (they actually shut-off after 30 seconds).

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LINX Power Panel

NEW>>> LINX Power Panel

Ditch the Cigarette Lighter Plug!

At only 5.5" X 3.5" X 1.5" and only 7 ounces, it is small enough in size/weight to mount atop your telescope and delivers up to 30 Amps to your power hungry devices. Also available with a built-in 8V DSLR Power Supply. Just add our DSLR Battery Adapter.

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Micro-D Controller

Micro-D Controllers - NOW IN STOCK!

The new design is perfect for "light-duty" grab-n-go photography or visual observering. Weighing only 30 grams (1.6 oz) it is the ultimate in portability. Ideal for:

  • Small refractors (4" dia or less)
  • Camera Lenses
  • Newtonian secondary mirror dew control.
AND..... the Micro-D will also power your Canon or Nikon DSLR! Just add one of our Camera Battery Adapters. The same small 12V battery now powers your Dew Heateras AND your DSLR Camera. Never worry about short camera battery life again!
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Power Panel

NEW!! Imaging Power Panels. Now available with Anderson Power Pole connectors!

Chosen by the editors of SKY & TELESCOPE as
one of the "Hot New Products for 2014"!

Our Imaging Power Panels are designed
specifically for astrophotographers!

A compact connector panel to provide a centralized power point for all your imaging equipment and a means for cable management.

CCD and DSLR imaging versions available.

Built in 12 volt, active 7 port USB hub with internal dew heater, 8 vdc DSLR power supply (depending on model), 4 cigarette lighter sockets, illuminated power switch, volt meter, dust and moisture covers on all ports. Provide power to your mount, CCD or DSLR camera, Motorized Focuser, Dew Control System, Guide scope. Mount it on your telescope or mount and have only two cables coming from the power panel, one to your computer and one to your battery!

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Kendrick Sun Finder

Sun Finder

IN STOCK! Very easy to install.

Our New Sun Finder is an excellent product for easy solar finding and centering in your telescope eyepiece. The finder projects a solar dot onto the white target which can be viewed either from the from the front of the finder or through the cut out on the back.

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Camera-Cozy

Heater Systems for DSLR Cameras
DSLR Camera-Cozy
Are you a night-time astro or nature photographer? Are you having trouble with dew and frost on your lenses and camera body? We have the solution!

 

NEW Split Ring Heaters

For Newtonian Secondary Mirrors
Split Ring Heaters
An effective anti-dewing solution for exposed Dob and Newtonain mirrors.

 

Bahtinov Focusing Masks

for Telescopes, Auto Guiders, & DSLR Cameras
Bahtinov Focusing Masks
Precision focusing aid. A “must have” for astrophotographers. learn more...

Clearance Bargains

Super discount products
Clearance
Overstocked and discontinued products at super discount prices learn more...


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