The Falcon Rotator v2 is our new large aperture (M68) camera field rotator that impresses with its lightweight, low-profile design. Despite its slim profile, it possesses the remarkable capability to manage and accurately position even heavy image trains.
Operating the Falcon Rotator v2 is a seamless experience, thanks to its compatibility with classic ASCOM, native ASCOM Alpaca drivers and the Unity Platform software. This user-friendly design simplifies the process of automatically and precisely orienting your camera field, making your astrophotography endeavors significantly more convenient and efficient.
Estimated launch: January 2024
Large Aperture: M68 opening on both sides
Slim Backfocus: 15.5mm
De-Rotation support: For Alt-AZ field derotation
USB-C Connectivity: Single cable for power and data.
Rotates heavy imaging gear. Up to 6Kg
Wi-Fi Enabled: Hotspot and Wireless 2.4GHz client support.
ASCOM Alpaca Support: Seamless integration with popular software.
Firmware Upgradability: Future-proof with software updates
Large aperture in a slim design
The Falcon Rotator 2 has an impressively low profile, slim 15.5mm backfocus thickness and features openings on both sides with an M68 (2.67 inches) x 1mm pitch thread.
The motor has been strategically positioned away from the optical axis to ensure it does not interfere with your equipment.
Field De-Rotation support for Alt-Az mounts
Rotator has the mechanical precision to achieve field de-rotation. Supplied Unity Platform calculates Rate of Rotation (RoR) based on the site latitude, target altitude and azimuth position.
By fine-tuning the micro-step drive control of the motor, derotation can achieve an resolution as precise as 5 arc-seconds.
ASCOM Alpaca Native Support
Falcon Rotator v2 offers Alpaca native support and a convenient web interface for easy smartphone control of your device.
ASCOM Alpaca outshines classic ASCOM drivers with its platform independence, modern web standards, streamlined installation, remote control capabilities, extensibility, and open-source options. This ensures superior compatibility and user-friendly performance, making it the preferred choice for advanced astronomy applications.
Falcon Rotator v2 comes equipped with an integrated web server that seamlessly communicates with Alpaca clients natively. This integration enhances the user experience by providing easy access to image-rotation control through ASCOM Alpaca but also monitoring from any device with a web browser such as a smart phone.
Cable Wrap Prevention
Rotator does not allow a clockwise turn above 220 degrees. It will turn anti-clickwise when it has to be moved above 220 degrees.
A nice cable wrap/snag prevention feature out of the box.
Physical Size 180mm x 140mm x 56mm
Material Anodised Aluminium
Clear Aperture M68 / 1mm pitch thread
Steps per degree Supports micro-stepping (x2,4,8,16,32)
Payload 6Kg / 13.2lbs
Telescope Side M68 Opening
Camera Side M68
Back Focus 15.5mm
Weight 0.7Kg / 1.54 lbs)
Connectivity USB 2.0 with USB-C
Operating Power 5V, 0.9A