Used Optec Pyxis 3" Generation 2 Camera Field Rotator-SOLD

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  • $1,149.00
  • Regular price $1,995.00
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  • This is a used item in excellent condition
  • Allows precise rotation and position of camera
  • De-rotate field on alt-az mounted scopes

Used Optec Pyxis 3" Generation 2 Camera Field Rotator-SOLD

The Optec Pyxis 3" Generation 2 Camera Field Rotator has a full 3 inches of clear aperture and is designed to hold large instrument packages without flexure or wobble. A 6-inch bronze worm gear and stainless worm rotate the center tube with a resolution of 0.01875 degree per step from the stepper motor. The operating software is very similar to the smaller Pyxis so that existing third-party software is compatible. De-rotation of the field for long exposure images with alt-azimuth mounted telescope and rotation of the guide chip for SBIG camera to a suitable bright guide star are the two primary uses of this instrument.

This is the Optec 3000 version. A standard Optec-3600 adapter will mount on the telescope side. An Optec-3000 3" receiver will mount on the camera side. (This is the direct replacement for the older style Pyxis uses all 3" camera adapters.)

This model is large and heavy and is intended for larger telescopes on observatory-caliber mountings. The 51.5mm (2.03") thickness requires telescopes that can accommodate this increase in the available back-focus distance. A 15 VDC regulated power supply is included with a right angle 2.5 mm power jack. Stepping up to 15 volts DC (from 12 volts) provides about 20% more torque without sacrificing speed. This Rotator unit can only be controlled by a PC computer running the Optec PYXIS.exe control software or third-party compatible software. Manual control is not possible. A flat wire serial cable is available for connection to a standard RS-232 interface COM port at 19.2K baud. Standard lengths and custom lengths up to 100 feet are possible.

Improve your astrophotography on larger telescopes with this high-quality Camera Field Rotator. Any telescope mount or camera side adapter has to be ordered separately.

Thickness of this unit is 2.4" (60.96mm).


    Accessory TypeCamera Field Rotator
    Device TypeCamera Rotator
    Warranty90 Day
  • Pyxis 3" rotator Gen 2
  • AC power supply
  • 50' USB serial cable RJ12 to USB
  • Original box and software disc

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