field rotator

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field rotator

Post by Carballada » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:41 am

any plans to produce an affordable camera field rotator? :D

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Re: field rotator

Post by Sam » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:40 am

not right now
but you can describe it what it should to be
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Re: field rotator

Post by Carballada » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:32 am

On my case, something like the Pyxis LE Rotator with more central aperture (could be dificult by desing) or something like the others 3" with a low footprint on the backfocus and low price.

Something that we could use with Ascom for remote operation of the cameras, find stars on OAG or simple find the right angle for mosaics or composition.

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Re: field rotator

Post by Sam » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:36 am

Got it!
added to ToDo list ;)
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Re: field rotator

Post by lechleiter » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:03 pm

Hi Sam,
Just asking if you are still considering developing a camera field rotator? I've got a 15.92" f/4.1 dobson telescope with Alt/Az GoTo system (Servocat/Argo Navis). I will be adding your ASI294MC Pro camera, as soon as it becomes available. Initially, my plan is to use for EAA observing, short exposures, but ultimately, I'd like to try longer exposures.
thanks
jim

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Re: field rotator

Post by Katherine.Tsai » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:27 am

Hi Jim,
Currently we are not considering camera rotator since there is some difficuties to make this.
I want to recommenf you ASILive for EAA.

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Re: field rotator

Post by rpineau » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:49 pm

Pegasus Astro is working on an affordable rotator :
https://pegasusastro.com/products/falcon-rotator/
From what I've heard the price will be in the same range as the Pyxis LE.
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Re: field rotator

Post by lechleiter » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:49 pm

That's exciting. Thanks. Will ASIStudio software support either the Falcon Rotator or the Optic Pyxis 2" field rotator?

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Re: field rotator

Post by Katherine.Tsai » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:59 am

Sorry it does not.

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Re: field rotator

Post by lechleiter » Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:46 pm

thanks, hopefully, you will consider adding this in the future?

best
jim

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