Pyxis LE - Camera Field Rotator

$695.00

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The Optec Pyxis LE is a low profile, lightweight, and versatile Camera Field Rotator with standard mechanical interfaces for ease of connectivity.  Based on a design by Ted Agos of the Acorn Hollow Observatory, the Pyxis LE is the thinnest camera field rotator available today!

The telescope side of the Pyxis LE is a simple two-inch "push-fit" barrel. The long barrel adapter, just short of 2-1/2 inches, is easily inserted into any 2" focuser such as the Optec TCF-S Temperature Compensating Focuser. Combined with the TCF-S or TCF-Si, the Pyxis LE creates a focuser/rotator combination requiring less than 4-1/2 inches of back-focus.

The camera side of the Pyxis LE is a standard male T-thread.  Any T-thread camera, filter wheel, off-axis guider, or industry standard T2 ring can screw directly on to the exit port of the Pyxis LE - no other adapters are required.  All of the users existing accessories - T-thread spacers, off-axis guiders, filter wheels, etc. - can be attached directly.  With the Pyxis LE,  the confusion typically surrounding adapters is eliminated since the Pyxis LE is ready to use out-of-the-box.  Simply attach your camera, slip into a 2-inch focuser, and you're ready to go.

The Pyxis LE is ideally suited for small, well-balanced cameras such as the QSI, Fish Camp, Starlight Xpress or SBIG ST-series CCD cameras.  Canon and Nikon DLSR cameras will attach directly using an optional T2 bayonet ring.  Optional T-thread extender rings can be added in 7.5 and 15mm lengths for additional offset to avoid filter wheel stepper motors such as with the SBIG CFW9. 

 

Specifications:

  • Physical Size: 3.14" x 4" x 6.5" (80mm x 102mm x 165mm)
  • Clear aperture: 1.515" (38.5mm)
  • Weight: approx. 1.1 lb. (.5 kg)
  • Telescope Adapter: 2" barrel adapter for any 2" focuser
  • Camera Adapter: T-thread
  • Back-Focus: .68" (17.3mm) 
  • Resolution: 0.050 degrees/step
  • Power: 12 VDC 1 Amp (12 Watts max)
  • Communications Interface: USB 2.0
  • Software Interface: Pyxis LE-Control and ASCOM-compliant driver

Continental shipping

We offer a few shipping options for the continental US, Canada and Mexico.
Less than 20lbs:

- USPS
- UPS

More than 20lbs:

- UPS


international shipping

We USE DHL for all our international shipping needs of all weights. DHL Express is renown for delivering with 5 days worldwide. Hyperion Astronomy thrives to provide you with the best and fastest delivery possible.

Delivery

If items are back-ordered from the vendor, we will advise you right after your purchase
PRISM software: Immediately after your purchase
All Hardware Products: We will advise on shipment
Clothing articles: Typically ships the next business day.

All products are warrantied for 1-year from the date the customer purchases the product against manufacturing defects from materials and craftsmanship. 


no products can be returned without an approved r.m.a from hyperion astronomy.


We will do our best to ensure you have the best experience possible, we will take every action possible and work with manufacturers on our end to guarantee the best possible performance out of your purchase.

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