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


Dew shield outer diameter. Add 10 to 20mm for overlap.

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This product is made to order based on OTA 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 - 5" to 24" (12 cm to 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 above.
  • Command Line Program: AACmd.exe
  • Dust cover (user specified size)
  • Motor Controller
  • Cover arm
  • OTA mount bracket
  • Industrial zip straps
  • USB cable

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.