Alnitak Astrosystems Devices
For those on a budget who don’t need the robotic features of the Flip-Flat, the Flat-Man is an excellent choice. Employing the same EL lamp technology as in the Flip-Flat and powered by a single USB cable, the Flat-Man is simple to use. The Flat-Man is manually placed on the vertically oriented OTA and the lamp brightness levels can be controlled via the attached PC.
For the imager who doesn't need the robotic capability of the Flip-Flat, the Flat-Man is now available. The Flat-Man uses the same technology as the Flip-Flat, but is manually placed on the OTA for flat field imaging. The only power you need is a USB cable, and our Windows XP software will light and control the brightness of the Flat-Man. Simply rotate your telescope until the dewshield is pointed straight up and place the Flat-Man centered on your scope.
The Flat-Man is an affordable means to achieve excellent flat fields. For dewshield OD's up to 7.625".
- Lamp Diffuser Diameter: 7.7" (195mm)
- Lamp Illumination Diameter: 6.7" (170mm)
- Control Box Dimensions: 1.35" x 3.15" x 4.2" (34 x 80 x 106mm)
- Weight: 12 oz. (0.34 kg)
- Power requirements: 5VDC provided by USB interface
- Minimum OTA/dewshield OD: 4" (stock #19055)
- Maximum OTA/dewshield OD: 8.125" (stock #19056)
- Alnitak Software Compatiblity: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8.
- Command Line Program: AACmd.exe
#19055 - Alnitak Flat-Man, up to 7-5/8"
The #19055 Flat-Man package includes the 7-5/8" O.D. flat-fielder device with controller, USB cable, and Alnitak software. Fully illuminated lamp is 6.7" (170mm) in diameter.
#19056 - Alnitak Flat-Man, up to 8-1/8"
The #19056 Flat-Man package includes an additional expansion ring allowing use with OTA's having dew shields up to 8-1/8" in diameter, USB cable, and software. Fully illuminated lamp is 6.7" (170mm) in diameter.
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