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.
A powerful geared / low backlash, quiet stepper motor ensures that the rotator will precisely lock to the designated degrees. Mechanics inside the focuser guarantee zero flex at any point during a full circle rotation.
Thickness of the rotator is 18mm / 0.7"
When you use the M54 to M48 adapter the backfocus is +1mm (18+1 = 19mm)
Weight is 700grams. Both openings of the rotator are M54 threaded (pitch 0.75mm)
Falcon Rotator has been tested at 6Kg / 13.2lbs of imaging setup.
The sophisticated mechanical design that uses 6 stainless steel bearings can easily handle high payloads with zero flexure.
Other Key Features
Cable Wrap Prevention
Rotator does not allow a clockwise turn above 220 degrees. It will turn anti-clickwise 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)
We provide (in the box) 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.
What's In the Box
- 1 x Falcon Rotator
- 1 x M54 male to 2” Nosepiece
- 1 x M54 Male to M48 Male Adapter
- 1 x USB2 Cable Type B (1.8m)
||180mm x 140mm x 56mm
||Blue Anodized Aluminum
||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)
||6Kg / 13.2lbs
||M54 male to 2" Nosepiece (included) (0.75mm pitch)
||M54 Male to M48 Male Adapter (included) (0.75mm pitch)
||18mm / 0.7" (+1mm if you place M54 adapter)
||0.7Kg / 1.54 lbs
||12V / 1Amp