Optec Alnitak Flip-Flat Fielder and Dust Cover for 4" - 6" OTAs
Alnitak Astrosystems' flagship product, the Flip-Flat, is a robotic lenscap and flat field illumination source for mid-size refractors. The Flip-Flat employs advanced electroluminescent panel technology to provide a uniform source of illumination for the production of high quality flat field frames necessary for serious astroimaging and photometric work. With the Flip-Flat, on-demand flat fields with uniformity errors less than ± 2% are now possible.
In addition to providing excellent flat fields, the Flip-Flat protects the objective lens of the telescope from dust that typically plagues remote installations where the user cannot manually replace the lens cap after an imaging session.
A simple Windows interface provides the ability to open and close the Flip-Flat and turn on the light source. The intensity of the light can be adjusted to one of 255 levels. A single USB cable (supplied with the Flip-Flat) powers and controls the unit. The Flip-Flat is completely integrated into the latest version of CCD Autopilot, and with the release of Maxim D/L version 5.0.7, the Flip-Flat is also fully integrated into Maxim.
The Flip-Flats are machined and assembled in the US from high quality materials and should give years of uninterrupted service. All Flip-Flats come with a one-year warranty.
Optec Alnitak Flip-Flat Fielder Specifications...
- Weight: 1.5 lbs.
- Fully Illuminated Lamp size: 6.5"
- Uniformity of illumination: < ± 2% deviation from uniformity
- Power requirements: USB 1.1 or 2.0 (powered hub required if not connected directly to computer)
- Operating systems: Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7
- Minimum OTA/dewshield Outside Diameter: 4"
- Maximum OTA/dewshield Outside Diameter: 6"
Optec Product Number: 19050
- Additional Information
SKU OP-19050 Manufacturer Optec Barrel Size Thread-on Warranty 1 Year Warranty
- Included Items
- Optec Alnitak Flip-Flat Fielder and Dust Cover for 4" - 6" OTAs
- USB Cable
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsQuestion by: Swaroop on Jul 4, 2016 10:23:00 AMYes, using either Optec's Alnitak software or the ASCOM driver through another manufacturer's software, you can control the brightness level at 255 discrete intervals as well as turning the panel on or off or opening or closing the panel with the motor.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Jul 5, 2016 2:18:00 PM
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