Pegasus Astro Falcon Rotator
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Pegasus Astro Falcon Rotator

£565.00✓ 2 year warranty

  

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About this product

Model:  peg_rot_falcon
Part Number:  PEG-ROT-FALCON

Pegasus Astro Falcon Rotator

Falcon Rotator is a lightweight, low-profile camera field rotator. Do not be fooled by its thin size! It can lift and handle heavy image trains – dead accurate!

Very easy to operate via ASCOM drivers or Unity Platform software, will make your life easier to automatically orient, with precision, your camera field.

FEATURES

  • Precise Rotation with Zero Flex
  • Sophisticated Mechanical Design Featuring 6 Stainless Steel Bearings
  • Low Profile - only 18mm!
  • Weighs only 700g
  • 6kg / 13.2lb Payload Capacity
  • Cable Wrap Prevention
  • Supports Long Exposure De-Rotation for Alt/Az Mounts
  • Supported by ASCOM and INDI

Cable Wrap Prevention

Rotator does not allow a clockwise turn above 220 degrees. It will turn anti-clockwise when it has to be moved above 220 degrees.

A nice cable wrap/snag prevention feature out of the box.

Adapters for both sides (included)

Supplied with two different adapters for both sides:

  • Telescope Side: M54 male to 2” Nosepiece (1.5mm thickness)
  • Camera Side: M54 Male to M48 Male Adapter (2.0mm thickness)

The M54 adapter black ring on the camera side of the Falcon Rotator sticks out by almost 1mm (so actual back-focus is 18+1 =19mm)

De-Rotation support for Alt/Az mounts

Rotator has the mechanical precision to achieve field de-rotation. Supplied software calculates Rate of Rotation (RoR) based on the site latitude, target altitude and azimuth position.

Examples of images taken with Falcon Rotator & Derotation on a Dobsonian Telescope

https://www.astrobin.com/iejxza

https://www.astrobin.com/j07lm3

Supported By

ASCOM 6

Rotator fully supports latest ASCOM 6.5.

INDI

Rotator is fully supported by INDI and INDIGO

Standalone Software

Control the Falcon Rotator from the supplied standalone Windows software.

Unity Platform Support

Pegasus Astro Unity Platform is their new all around application. Our goal is to provide a robust and modern application that is going to support current and future products under one roof.

A modern frontend allows the full control of all Pegasus Astro devices.

Moreover, a REST JSON api helps developers from 3rd party software to interact with our products.

Mechanical Drawing

What's in the box

  • Falcon Rotator
  • M54 Male to 2" Nosepiece
  • M54 Male to M48 Male Adapter
  • 1.8m USB2 Cable

Specifications

Physical Size 180mm x 140mm x 56mm
Material Blue Anodised Aluminium
Clear Aperture 54mm / 2.13”
Steps per degree 86.6 steps per degree (31.192 steps per full revolution)
(full step drive – can be increased with microstepping)
Payload 6Kg / 13.2lbs
Telescope Adapter M54 male to 2” Nosepiece (included) (0.75mm pitch)
Camera Adapter M54 Male to M48 Male Adapter (included) (0.75mm pitch)
Back Focus 18mm / 0.7” (+1mm if you place M54 adapter)
Weight 0.7Kg / 1.54 lbs)
Connectivity USB 2.0
Operating Power 12V / 1Amp

Downloads / Manuals

The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:

Manuals

Quick Installation guide

Product Manual

Software

Unity Platform

TheSkyX X2 plugin

Misc

Serial Command Table (Sep20)

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