Pegasus Astro Falcon Rotator V2 (PEG-ROT-FALCON2)
Pegasus Astro Falcon Rotator V2 (PEG-ROT-FALCON2)
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The Falcon Rotator v2 is our new camera field rotator that impresses with its lightweight, low-profile design. Despite its slim profile, it possesses the remarkable capability to manage and accurately position even heavy image trains.
Operating the Falcon Rotator 2 is a seamless experience, thanks to its compatibility with classic ASCOM, native ASCOM Alpaca drivers and the Unity Platform software. This user-friendly design simplifies the process of automatically and precisely orienting your camera field, making your astrophotography endeavors significantly more convenient and efficient.
A powerful geared, low backlash stepper motor ensures that rotator will be precisely positioned to the designated degrees.
One Cable Operation
The rotator can be connected with a USB-C cable for both power and data, reducing complexity in your telescope setup. Additionally, it’s Wi-Fi enabled, allowing you to control your field rotation remotely from your mobile phone.
Falcon Rotator v2 has been tested at 6Kg or 13 lbs of imaging setup. The mechanical design allows to custom tighten internall bearing that can easily handle high payloads with nearly zero flexure.
Other Key Features
Large aperture in a slim design
The Falcon Rotator 2 has an impressively low profile, slim 15.5mm backfocus thickness and features openings on both sides with an M68 (2.67 inches) x 1mm pitch thread.
The motor has been strategically positioned away from the optical axis to ensure it does not interfere with your equipment.
Field De-Rotation support for Alt-Az mounts
Rotator has the mechanical precision to achieve field de-rotation. Supplied Unity Platform calculates Rate of Rotation (RoR) based on the site latitude, target altitude and azimuth position.
By fine-tuning the micro-step drive control of the motor, derotation can achieve an resolution as precise as 5 arc-seconds.
Examples of images taken with Falcon Rotator & Derotation with a Dobsonian Telescope
ASCOM Alpaca Native Support
ASCOM Alpaca outshines classic ASCOM drivers with its platform independence, modern web standards, streamlined installation, remote control capabilities, extensibility, and open-source options. This ensures superior compatibility and user-friendly performance, making it the preferred choice for advanced astronomy applications.
Falcon Rotator v2 comes equipped with an integrated web server that seamlessly communicates with Alpaca clients natively. This integration enhances the user experience by providing easy access to image-rotation control through ASCOM Alpaca but also monitoring from any device with a web browser such as a smart phone.
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.
You can purchace the following adapters:
from Left to Right:
- M68M to M42F (ADAPT-M68MM42F)
- M68M to M48F (ADAPT-M68MM48F)
- M68M to M54F (ADAPT-M68MM54F)
- M68M to M68M (ADAPT-M68MM68M)
- M68M to M54M (ADAPT-M68MM54M)
- M68M to M48M (ADAPT-M68MM48M)
- M68M to M42M (ADAPT-M68MM42M)
Unity Platform Support
Pegasus Astro Unity Platform is our new all around application. Our goal is to provide a robust and modern application that is going to support current and future products under one roof.
A modern frontend allows the full control of all Pegasus Astro devices.
Moreover, a REST JSON api helps developers from 3rd party software to interact with our products.
As we continuously develop our applications, based on customer feedback, lots of innovative features are going to be added in upcoming releases.
What's in the Box
|Physical Size||180mm x 140mm x 56mm|
|Material||Blue Anodized Aluminum|
|Clear Aperture||M68 / 1mm pitch thread|
|Steps per degree||Supports micro-stepping (x2,4,8,16,32)|
|Payload||6Kg / 13.2lbs|
|Telescope Adapter||M68 Opening|
|Weight||0.7Kg / 1.54 lbs|
|Connectivity||USB 2.0 with USB-C|
|Operating Power||5V, 0.9A|
Additional Articles, Videos, and Links
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