The AI-FW50 series of filter wheels provide large format filtering solutions for the Alta and Ascent series of imaging systems.
Apogee FW50-9R CCD Filter Wheel
The FW50 filter wheel currently has two interchangeable filter carousels; A large 7 position 50mm square wheel ideal for the U9000 and U16 imaging systems, and a 9 position 50mm round wheel ideal for any other Alta or Ascent system.
The filter wheel is controlled via USB 2.0. The filter wheel easily adapts to the Alta D2, D7, and D9 bodies, as well as to AP systems.
Apogee Instruments Product Number: FW50-9R
Discount Pricing: In order to take advantage of the discounted pricing advertised on OPT's website, Apogee requires payment in full at the time of order. This pre-payment is required regardless of whether the camera is readily available or there is a lead-time, since OPT is required to pay the full amount due when we place your order.
If you'd like to order this camera without prepaying, that's not a problem, but the price will be a bit higher. To find out what the price would be, you can call OPT at 1-800-483-6287 or email our internet sales department, and we will provide pricing and lead times, if any.
- Additional Information
SKU AI-AFW50-9R Manufacturer Apogee Number of Positions 9 Wheel Filter Size 50mm Round Warranty 2 Year Warranty
- Included Items
- Apogee FW50-9R CCD Filter Wheel
- 9 Position 50mm Round Filter Carousel
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsHi Guys,
Does this FW support 2" SCREW-IN filters?
Can it support a 2" nose piece and a QHY9 camera on the back?
SteveQuestion by: Steven Elliott on May 29, 2016 1:30:00 PMUnfortunately, no. This filter wheel only allows 50mm unmounted filters, held in with screws, washers, and retaining hardware. Also, the bolt pattern on the filter wheel only fist and Apogee camera natively (although a custom machined adapter could be made to connect to another brand of camera), and the scope side is a 3"-24 female thread. Optec does make an adapter from this thread to a 2" nosepiece.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on May 30, 2016 10:52:00 AMIf this filter wheel also supports the 50mm square filter wheel carousel, do you have this alternate carousel in stock and if so, what is the price?
Thanks!Question by: Steve P. on Feb 15, 2017 5:43:00 PMTechnically, this wheel will support the other carousel, but the wheel would have to be sent back to Andor to have the firmware reprogrammed so that it rotates 1/7 of a rotation per filter instead of 1/9, so it is not an operation that can be done by the user. In addition, the square filter carousel comes with filter mounting hardware that is different from the round carousel. It would be better for you to order the version for the square filters: https://www.optcorp.com/ai-afw50-7s-7-position-color-filter-wheel-50mm-square.html.Answer by: Chris Hendren on Feb 17, 2017 3:56:00 PM
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