The Nottingham Precision Astro Engineering (nPAE) 6061 Turret is nPAE’s mid range eyepiece turret. Set up your eyepieces, cameras, spectrometers, etc when you first start your nights viewings then all you need to do is spin the turret and you can quickly switch between them.
Designed with people who like to demonstrate astronomy to groups, Universities and back garden observers in mind it’s like a filter wheel but for eyepieces. This makes changing to a different magnification, camera or other optical accessory simpler and quicker.
Cut using 5-axis CNC milling from solid blocks of aircraft grade 6061 aluminium this turret will hold 3 x 1.25″ eyepieces and 3 x 2″ eyepieces using nPAE designed and built parfocal Maia locks. The 1/10th wave (before coating) mirror diagonal ensures great optical performance.
With a slot at the nose for a single 2 inch filter you can apply the filter to all your accessories and if you need to switch it out during the night you need only lift it free and replace it.
The turret comes with 3 filter holders. It also comes with 2 Aluminium dust caps to keep light at bay when you don’t fully populate the turret.
The turret is shipped inside a sturdy Cerberus carry case to aid in your transportation.