ID# 000446

Pyxis 2" Camera Field Rotator

Optec Inc
Lowell, MI 49331
United States
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Price
$995.00
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Description

Stock #17645 Pyxis 2" Camera Field Rotator

The Pyxis camera rotator was especially designed with the guiding chip of the SBIG ST-x CCD cameras in mind. Simply locate a suitable guide star, enter the position angle and let the Pyxis rotate the camera so that a bright guide star is centered on the tracking chip. For those with alt-azimuth mounts, the Pyxis can de-rotate the field while tracking an object. A simple Windows interface program is provided which provides both position angle rotation and de-rotation control modes. The control software is free and updates are also free.

Utilizing a precision sealed 50mm bearing, the Pyxis provides the rigidity and stability you have come to expect from Optec instruments. Weighing under 2 lbs the Pyxis can support and rotate the SBIG ST line of cameras without slipping. If the holding torque of 27 inch-pounds (3 Nm) is exceeded, the drive gear will slip but no damage to the Pyxis will occur. The running torque is 9 inch-pounds (about 1.0 Nm). This limit to the holding and running torque will also prevent damage to cables and instruments if a rotational stoppage does occur. The Pyxis can handle the SBIG AO-7 adaptive optic with camera. The clear aperture of the Pyxis is 1.65 inches and adds about 1.6 inches to the back-focus. For large instrument packages or systems that use the SBIG STL camera with large CCD, the new Pyxis 3-inch model is suggested.

Intelligent firmware will choose the best direction for each move to keep camera cables from binding. The built-in circuit board provides all the control needed - no external hand control box is required. Windows control software is provided with the Pyxis and software integrators will appreciate the simple command language allowing them to easily select a new position angle or activate the derotation control for alt-azimuth tracking.


Kit comes with Pyxis 2", the OPTEC-2300 male T-thread camera adapter for Pyxis (stock#17646), and the Optec RJ12 Serial to USB Cable, 12-ft. length (stock #19672), 12VDC Power Supply & operating disc.

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About this Advertiser

1-888-488-0381Main Phone
Optec, Inc. is located in Lowell, Michigan. For over 30 years, the company has been in the forefront of research and development of astronomical, visibility, and video/CCD microscopy optical instruments for both amateurs and professional alike.

Optec was incorporated in 1979 and is the successor to DOAA Enterprises; a Detroit-based company founded by an Oakland University college student, Gerald Persha. Under the leadership of Persha, Optec has grown from a small basement operation to a corporation employing 10 technicians, machinists, and sales staff. Optec's roots are founded strongly in astronomical research instrumentation with products such as the SSP line of photometers, the patented TCF temperature compensating focuser and the Pyxis rotator series. Under new ownership in 2008, Optec continues to add innovative products such as the Pyxis LE, a high precision, low-profile camera field rotator and the Focus Lynx Focuser Hub.

In addition to the astronomical product line, Optec designs and manufactures optical couplers for video/CCD microscopy, atmospheric visibility measuring instruments such as the Model LPV transmissometer and the NGN integrating nephelometer. These unique instruments are used to monitor the air quality in many of the national parks in the USA as part of the Improve Network.

Optec maintains and uses the Optec Observatory, a small observatory and testing laboratory for Optec's astronomical product line. Optec Observatory is fully computer controlled with separate control room and observing deck. Recent additions to the observatory now allow remote operations of the telescope, SSP photometer, and CCD camera control software.

To purchase Optec products, feel free to contact Optec directly, or call any of our qualified dealers listed on our site.


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