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Pyxis LE - Camera Field Rotator

by OPTEC
Save $34.75
Original price $695.00
Current price $660.25
SKU 19631

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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LE Pyxis

I have received LE Pyxs, very good quality, but does not work with Linux.
But I'm in contact with Optec to get the Linux driver.
We'll see later if it works properly.

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V.K.A.
Excellent Field Rotator

I have been using Optec LE rotator with a combination of two filter wheels (9 positions Atik EFW2 + 7 position Starlight Xpress EFW) with a CCD. It is solid build and bear load of such setup.

The field rotation accuracy is within 0.1 deg. The system is belt driven with no backlash.

It is also a fantastic option, who use Alpy600 spectroscope and need slit rotation while measuring planets rotation time or capturing the comet spectra.

Clear Skies
Vikrant K Agnihotri

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LE Pyxis

I have received LE Pyxs, very good quality, but does not work with Linux.
But I'm in contact with Optec to get the Linux driver.
We'll see later if it works properly.

Excellent Integrated Package

I bought PRISM v.10 Pro for its integrated capabilities. I did not want to have to "bolt together" different software packages to achieve all my objectives. Two weeks after downloading the software the skies cleared and I was able to use my ZWO CMOS camera and focuser mounted onto a Stellarvue 80mm to move all over the sky finding and taking test shots of Messier objects. I am currently working on deepening my knowledge of what the software can do, particularly pointing models and autoguiding. The look of PRISM is a little outdated - others have mentioned this - but when you discover what you can accomplish with this software package this is easily forgotten. The online tutorials work well to get you off and running and phone support is quite good! I look forward to learning a little bit more each day and to achieving high quality imaging.

Looking forward to trying it!

I bought this in anticipation of using it at my summer home. So it is still unwrapped. It did come highly recommended, and the shipping speed was nothing short of miraculous, so I can't wait to get down to work!

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EAGLE3
r.h.
Great device and excellent service.

This is my first experience with Hyperion. I had quick shipping and good service. The eagle is an excellent device for controlling my telescope and camera. It is a powerful pc.

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ECCO
M.R.
Really does the job...

For those who have the Eagle, the ECCO is a great device to monitor and adjust the dew heater. It is very easy to install. You do a short calibration in the advanced settings, be sure the sensor is properly placed, plug in the cables and bingo--all done. Highly recommend it.