We’re pleased to introduce a new motorized filter wheel, with multiple filter capability. This new wheel employs exchangeable filter disks, allowing for multiple combinations, and has large 54mm openings on both sides. With these features, the Atik EFW2 can easily support sensors up to full frame (35mm) format.
Atik Electronic Filter Wheel
The Atik EFW2 also features a slick design, with a slim and lightweight profile. For example, the distance between any Atik camera and the wheel itself is 0mm, while maintaining the possibility to rotate the camera to any desired position. Total extra backfocus needed will be only 22mm.
On the software side, the EFW2 has an ASCOM driver, so that any compliant software can control it. Comes with Artemis Capture software, for easy, simple and efficient operation.
Atik Electronic Filter Wheel Features.
- Closed design eliminates light leaks even in the presence of light-pollution
- Central support maintains rigidity even when using heavier cameras
- Magnetic sensors allow precise positioning without the use of LEDs
- Battery power connector (12V Cigarette lighter cable) and 3m USB cable
- Extremely affordable price!
- 1.25" - 9 Position Filter Wheel
Please Note: Atik filter-wheels include a 2” nosepiece. For customers wanting to use this interface (2” slip-fit) with a focuser or visual back, no other parts are needed to attach the filter-wheel to the telescope. Customers wanting/needing to use a threaded interface on the telescope-side of the filter-wheel will need to either use M54x1 threaded adaptation from another source or the Atik M54/M42 adapter, to reduce the interface to T-Thread.Atik Product Number: A3-EFW2-1
- Additional Information
SKU A3-EFW2-1 Manufacturer ATIK Number of Positions 9 Wheel Filter Size 31.75mm Round (1.25") Warranty 1 Year Warranty
- Included Items
- Atik Electronic Filter Wheel
- ASCOM Compliant Driver
- 1.25" - 9 Position Filter Wheel
- 2" Adapter
- T Adapter
- 3m USB Cable
- 12V Cigarette Lighter Cable
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsDoes this FW include a filter disk compatible with 5×50.8mm, 5×2” mounted? Or I need to buy the optional filter disk? How much is it?Question by: EIJI on Jan 26, 2015 11:08:32 PMThere is a filter-wheel carousel (the portion of the system that holds the individual filters) included with each of the Atik EFW-2 Filter Wheels. There are versions to fit 1.25" or 2" mounted filters, and also 36MM or 50MM/50.8MM unmounted filters. This particular configuration (product-page specific) is for 1.25" mounted filters.
It is possible to acquire extra carousels, so as to either use more filters than will fit in one carousel, or to be able to use different sized filters.Answer by: Eric_B (Admin) on Feb 1, 2015 9:50:53 AMCan this wheel also be advanced manually? For those times that I am using a DSLR, and capturing images to the camera, without a computer. It would be convenient to have all my imaging (LRGB and Narrowband) in one wheel for automated an manual needs.Question by: Paul Allikas on Sep 4, 2015 7:31:00 AMUnfortunately, this filter wheel cannot be controlled manually. It will need to be controlled via a computer and appropriate software.
On a second note, The 1.25" filter size is not going to be large enough to fully cover the sensor of a DSLR. Depending on the focal ratio of your telescope and size of the sensor on your DSLR, you're going to need a to use a filter size between 36mm and 50mm. In your case, I would recommend considering one of the Atik manual filter wheels that will support the appropriate filter size for your camera and telescope combination.Answer by: Jonathan Cheek (Admin) on Sep 4, 2015 10:15:00 AM
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