#19075 - Automated Dust Covers for Remote Installations

$395.00

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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

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.