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Telescope rOTAtor for high precision long exposure Astrophotography.
Equatorial tracking but NO polar alignment
Long exposure astrophotography without polar alignment. To good to be true…. No – with the Telescope rOTAtor installed on the TTS160 Panther mount that’s exactly what you can do. And it’s so simple that beginners can use it and yet so precise that it can match the most experienced experts.
Install and forget
The Telescope rOTAtor easily installs by inserting the bottom dovetail into the saddle on the telescope mount. The top of the rOTAtor has it’s own dovetail saddle where the telescope is mounted. Connect power and signal cable and you are ready to take images. The internal software in the mount head controls speed and direction of the rOTAtor.
The telescope rOTAtor rotates the entire Optical Tube assembly OTA. This means that any equipment installed on the OTA is rOTAted too. Therefore you can use a piggybacked guide telescope for guiding or take long exposure images with telephoto lenses mounted on top of the OTA.
Set-up, point and shoot
When using the TTS-160 Panther with the Telescope rOTAtor astrophotography is fast and simple. Setup the mount with the rOTAtor without doing any levelling. Align on two stars and the combined system is ready for imaging. The rOTAtor will automatically wind to the correct side and start derotating when the object has been centered. Guiding is done via the ST4 compatible port on the mount.
- Telescope rOTATor unit
- Split power cable
- Control interface cable
- Track The Stars medium size transport bag
|Dimensions||30 × 20 × 15 cm|
Aluminum, black hard anodized
100 mm brass worm wheel and stainless steel worm
DC Servomotor with high resolution encoder
3 inch Losmandy style dovetail plate beneath and 3 inch Losmandy style dovetail saddle at the top
Connector for 12V supply (same as mount head supply via split cable), Control signal connector for connection to mount head
28 Degrees – 1-3 hours rotation (single subs can be as long as that). Rewinds in few seconds to continue imaging.
|Power Supply Needed||
12V 1A – must be the same battery as the one used for the mount head. NEVER use two independant batteries.
|Transport Bag size||
Diameter 180mm (7inch), Length 300mm (12 inch)
Specifications are subject to change without notice