- Filter Positions: 5
- Filter Position Size: 1.25-inch
- Rotates and changes out active filters in use with telescope and camera
ZWO 5-Position Color Filter Wheel - 1.25"
The 5-Position Color Filter Wheel - size 1.25-inch by ZWO:
This economical manual filter wheel from ZWO is a good match for their ASI astronomy cameras. The wheel has five positions, and as you can see from the photographs, the current position is marked clearly on the wheel itself. Simply rotate the wheel into the position you prefer.
You'll need a set of 1.25-inch filters for this filter wheel. The package comes with adapters for both the camera and the telescope side.
ZWO Filter Wheels only take ZWO Filters, Baader Filters, and Astrodon Filters.
OPT Product Number: ZWO-FW
|Accessory Type||Filter Wheel|
|Manual or Electronic||Manual|
- Filter Wheel
- Telescope Side Adapter
- Camera Side Adapter
Very useful item, reduces time spent messing with equipment an lets you focus on collecting data. Well made.
ZWO Blew it
This filter wheel uses a different pitch for the threads than the most common filters. The only ones that appear to thread correctly, are the ZWO LRGB filters. Neither my Celestron, Baader, Astronomik, or Orion filters fit this wheel. They do fit the more mainstream wheels, like my ATIK EFW2.
Works great. Well made.
First off the top of the 1.25 compression ring barrel is threaded for a t-ring which is a great feature not needing a special adapter if I want to hook my camera to it. I purchased this for visual use and it works great. I had to flock the inside since the path is quite shiny and reflective but after two observing sessions I'm very pleased with its performance. It's well made and doesn't have any manufacturing flaws which was a concern of mine wheni purchased it. The compression ring barrel is a nice touch on one of the cheapest filter wheels on the market. The open nature of the selector wheel makes me concerned for long term dust but since its stored in a case I'm not too concerned. I recommend this if you're looking for a filter wheel.