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Alnitak Flat-Man Electroluminescent Flat Fielding Device


  • 35000

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Description

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.

OTA's up to 6-inch (155mm) are supported with the Flat-Man.  For larger scopes, the Flat-Man L is available for manual or remote flat field calibrations.  

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".

Specifications

  • 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.

Alnitak Software and Technical Downloads:

The Alnitak Control Software can be downloaded from our downloads page and includes the AACmd command line program for use with ACP, CCD AutoPilot, Maxim D/L and other astronomy automation programs.

Visit the Alnitak Downloads page for the latest Quick Start Guide,  Alnitak Installation Manual and Software Reference Guide, and Serial Command List.


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