Falcon Rotator is a light-weighted, low profile camera field rotator. Do not be fooled by its thin size! It can lift and handle heavy image trains – dead accurate! Very easy to operate via ASCOM drivers or standalone software will make your life easier to automatically adjust with precision your camera field.
Low profile / M54 threaded
Thickness of the rotator is 18mm / 0.7”. When you use the M54 to M48 adapter the backfocus is +1mm (18+1 = 19mm) Weight is 700grams. Both openings of the rotator are M54 threaded (pitch 0.75mm)
Adapters for both sides (included)
We provide two different adapters for both sides:
Telescope Side: M54 male to 2” Nosepiece (1.5mm thickness)
Camera Side: M54 Male to M48 Male Adapter (2.0mm thickness)For optional adapters click here
The M54 adapter black ring on the camera side of the Falcon Rotator sticks out by almost 1mm (so actual back-focus is 18+1 =19mm) Backfocus drawing can be found below (click for enlarge):
If you use the nosepiece and the M54 adapter this sums a 22.5mm of backfocus (Nosepiece is 1.5mm + 19mm rotator + 2mm M54 Male to M48 Male)
A powerful geared / low backlash stepper motor ensures that the rotator will lock to the designated degrees. Mechanics inside the focuser guarantee zero flex in any point during a full circle rotation.
Falcon Rotator has been tested at 6Kg / 13.2lbs of imaging setup. The 6 stainless steel branded bearings can easily handle higher payloads with zero flexure.
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.
De-Rotation support for Alt/Az mounts
Rotator has the mechanical precision to achieve field de-rotation. Supplied software calculates Rate of Rotation (RoR) based on the site latitude, target altitude and azimuth position.
ASCOM & INDI Support
Rotator fully supports latest ASCOM 6.5.
INDI is also supported via latest (currently nightly build) of INDI
Control the Falcon Rotator from the supplied standalone Windows software.
180mm x 140mm x 56mm
Blue Anodised Aluminium
54mm / 2.13”
Steps per degree
86.6 steps per degree (31.192 steps per full revolution) (full step drive – can be increased with microstepping)
6Kg / 13.2lbs
M54 male to 2” Nosepiece (included) (0.75mm pitch)
M54 Male to M48 Male Adapter (included) (0.75mm pitch)
18mm / 0.7” (+1mm if you place M54 adapter)
0.7Kg / 1.54 lbs)
12V / 1Amp
In the Box
Falcon Rotator M54 male to 2” Nosepiece M54 Male to M48 Male Adapter USB TypeB cable (1.8m)