Optec Alnitak Flip-Flat Gen2 Robotic Flat Fielder and Dust Cover, OTA up to 8.125"

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Optec Alnitak Flip-Flat Gen2 Robotic Flat Fielder and Dust Cover, OTA up to 8.125"

The Alnitak Flip-Flat Gen2 Robotic Flat Fielder and Dust Cover, OTA up to 8.125-inches from Optec:

This Alnitak Astrosystems' flagship product, the Flip-Flat, is a Robotic lens cap and flat field illumination source for small to medium size refractors. With hundreds of Flip-Flats already in the field being used by satisfied customers, we’re confident that our product continues to meet the needs of discriminating astroimagers around the world. The Flip-Flat employs advanced electroluminescent lamp panel technology to provide a uniform source of illumination for the production of high quality flat field frames necessary for serious astroimaging and photometric work. With the Flip-Flat, on-demand flat fields with uniformity errors less than 1-percent are now possible. In addition to providing excellent flat fields, the Flip-Flat protects the objective lens of the telescope from dust that typically plagues remote installations where the user cannot manually replace the lens-cap after an imaging session. The Flip-Flat is easily mounted to the front of any telescope tube (or rigid dewshield) with an OTA outside diameter between 4-inch (100 mm) and 8-1/8-inch (206 mm). The Flip-Flat is attached to the telescope OTA with industrial nylon zip straps and easily removable for transport and storage. A simple Windows interface provides the ability to open and close the Flip-Flat and turn on the light source. The intensity of the light can be adjusted to one of 255 levels.  


 Product Specifications:  Lamp Diffuser Diameter: 7.7-inch (195 mm) Lamp Illumination Diameter: 6.7-inch (170 mm) Control Box Dimensions: 2.25 x 3.15 x 4.2-inches (57 x 80 x 106 mm) Weight: 1-pound 6-ounces  (0.6 kg) Lamp Pivot Arm: 6.1-inches (155 mm) length Range of Pivot Arm: 95-degrees Power requirements: 5VDC provided by USB interface Minimum OTA/dewshield OD: 4-inches (stock #OP-19050) Maximum OTA/dewshield OD: 8.125-inches (stock #OP-19052) Alnitak Software Compatibility: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8. Command Line Program: AACmd.exe


The #OP-19052 Flip-Flat Robotic package includes: an additional expansion ring allowing use with OTAs having dew shields up to 8-1/8-inches in diameter, a shortened OTA mount bracket to better center the lamp, a pair of industrial zip straps, USB cable, and software. Fully illuminated lamp is 6.7-inch (170 mm) in diameter.


OPT Product Number: OP-19052