Xagyl Ultra Thin Five-Position Color Filter Wheel - 1.25"

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Xagyl Ultra Thin Five-Position Color Filter Wheel - 1.25"


Xagyl Five-Position Motorized USB Filter Wheel

The Xagyl Ultra Slim 5-Position Color Filter Wheel is aimed towards astronomical use and designed for visual and photographic observation of celestial objects. It enables automated access to five industry standard 1.25" filters for astrophotography use. The characteristics and thin dimensions of the Xagyl CFW make it an ideal accessory for ATIK, Starlight Xpress, Orion or Basler cameras.


Xagyl Color Filter Wheel Highlights


  • Motorized for your convenience, but motors are all internal...no protruding electronics.
  • The Xagyl CFW is super slim at only 0.7" thick!
  • No power supply is required with this color filter wheel. Powered and controlled exclusively by USB.
  • The Xagyl isn't just slim, its dimensions (4.5" x 4.75" x 0.7") makes is one of the smallest, thinnest motorized filter wheels around!
  • It only adds 19mm of back focus when you use the supplied adapters.
  • The Xagyl Five-Position Filter Wheel package includes a nice selection of adapters, including a T thread to T thread, a T thread to C thread, and a T thread to 1.25" barrel adapter.
  • The filter wheel is reversible!
  • The filter carousel is threaded for M28.5 x 0.6 filters. An optional carousel is available for M28.5 x 0.5 filters.
  • The maximum filter cell height which can be accommodated is 11mm, having a thread length of no more than 4mm.


About the ASCOM Driver

The filter positions for the Xagyl CFW is selectable with the ASCOM driver (a free download from the Xagyl website), a standalone utility is provided for diagnostic and manual filter selection, and the wheel can be used with any ASCOM Filter Wheel compatible commercial imaging software. The integrated firmware is field upgradeable as required using the included utilities.

The included ASCOM driver lets the user define each filter's name and back focus requirements in the event that the filters installed are not parfocal when coupled with a motorized focuser system (if available) for automatic refocusing.




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  • Will Astrodon 1.25" Filters fit this Wheel?

    According to XAGYL, the maximum filter cell height which will fit inside is 10mm thick, with a thread length no more than 6mm long on top of that. If you measure the filters you have and they meet this specification, they will work with this filter wheel.

  • will Astronomik LRGB Filter Set - 1.25" Round Mounted fit this wheel?

    Yes, Astronomik LRGB 1.25" filters will work with this Xagyl filter wheel.

  • What is the filter wheel's weight?

    Not including the weight of the USB cable, nosepiece, or filters the V4 Xagyl 5x1.25" motorized CFW weighs 0.55 pounds. Yes, it's that light!