#19075 - Automated Dust Covers for Remote Installations - Custom up to 24"

$395.00

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In Stock: 2

Description

This product is made to order based on size. Please contact sales@optecinc.com for more information.

Building on the success of the Alnitak Astrosystems Flip-Flat, Optec has designed two new products:  a robotic 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 the Remote Dust Cover as a simple solution for remote observatories in dusty environments.  With this new device and proven Alnitak software, automated scripting programs such as ACP, CCD Autopilot, and Maxim D/L can be configured to automatically open the telescope dust cover at the beginning of the evening and close it again in the morning. 

 

  • Dust Cover Diameter:    Customer Request - up to 24" (60 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)
  • Pivot Arm:    6.1" (155mm) length
  • Range of Pivot Arm:  95-degrees,
  • Power requirements:  5VDC provided by USB interface,
  • Alnitak Software Compatibility:  Windows 7 and 10.
  • Command Line Program:  AACmd.exe

 

  • Dust cover (user specified size)
  • Motor Controller
  • Cover arm
  • OTA mount bracket
  • Industrial zip straps
  • USB cable

 

Remote Dust Cover from Optec, Inc. on Vimeo.

 

 

The Alnitak Control Software can be downloaded from our downloads page and includes the AACmd command line program for use with ACP, CCD AutoPilot, Maxim D/L and other astronomy automation programs.

Visit the Alnitak Downloads page for the latest Quick Start Guide,  Alnitak Installation Manual and Software Reference Guide, and Serial Command List.

The Flip-Flat is fully integrated into CCD Autopilot by using our command line program, AACmd. See CCD Autopilot’s Flip-Flat help page for full details.  AACmd can also be used by scripts and batch files to automatically control the Dust Cover. See the Downloads page for additional details.