This SPOX is a small control module for the Lhires III spectrograph calibration lamps with a 5-meter cable. (Also available for the LISA, and Alpy 600 spectrograph calibration lamps.)
This can be done manually, near the telescope (if you are in mobile configuration for example) or through your computer, by a USB cable – whether on Windows or Linux.
Manual control near the telescope is simply done using the SPOX push-buttons. Each button controls either the halogen lamp for the flats or the Neon / Argon lamp for spectral calibration.
A red led indicates whether one of the spectrograph lamps is defective.
You can also control calibration lamps via a small dedicated software (available in the download section) or via an application using an ASCOM driver.
The SPOX module comes with its 2 m USB cord (6.7-feet) and this option, and configuration for the Lhires III, the cable needed to connect SPOX with your spectrograph is the 5 m (16.4-feet) cable.
The cable is equipped at both ends with a Tiny XLR 4 pin plug and an additional adapter is included for the Lhires III.
You will also need a 12V power supply.
The cables can also be ordered separately.