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Pyxis LE - Camera Field Rotator

by OPTEC
$695.00

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

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