Alnitak Astrosystems Flip-Mask



Remotely Controlled Bahtinov Mask

This product is made to order based on size. Please contact for more information.

Building on the success of the Alnitak Astrosystems Flip-Flat, Optec has designed two new products: a robotic Remote Dust Cover for larger OTA's in remote locations, and the Flip-Mask, remotely controlled Bahtinov Mask.

A number of our customers have asked that we offer a way to introduce a diffraction mask into the light path for remote observatories. Our solution is the Flip-Mask. With this new device and proven Alnitak software, automated scripting programs such as Sequence Generator Pro, ACP, CCD Autopilot, and Maxim D/L can be configured to automatically position a custom size Bahtinov Mask for precision focusing, then remotely move it out of the path once focus is achieved and verified.

Optec masks are precision cut on our in-house laser engraving /cutting machine up to 12-inches in diameter. Contact Optec Sales if you have a different preferred diffraction mask or wish to adapt a mask you already own. Some weight limitations may apply.

Bahtinov Mask Diameter: Customer Request - up to 12" (30 cm)
Control Box Dimensions: 2.25" x 3.15" x 4.2" (57 x 80 x 106mm)
Weight: Approximately 1.1 lb. (0.5 kg)
Lamp Pivot Arm: 6.1" (155mm) length
Range of Pivot Arm: 95-degrees
Power requirements: 5VDC provided by USB interface,
Alnitak Software Compatibility: Windows 7, 10
Command Line Program: