Falcon Rotator


Pegasus Astro – 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.

Falcon Rotator

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

Adapters for both sides (included)

We provide two different adapters for both sides:

  • Telescope Side: M54 male to 2” Nosepiece
  • Camera Side: M54 Male to M48 Male Adapter

Important notice: 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)

Precise rotation

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
Actual Photo

Rated load

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.

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

Standalone Software

Control the Falcon Rotator from the supplied standalone Windows software.

In the box

  • Falcon Rotator
  • M54 male to 2” Nosepiece
  • M54 Male to M48 Male Adapter
  • USB TypeB cable (1.8m)
  • Cigarette lighter adapter to 2.1mm plug (3A fused)

Dimensions

in milimeters

Falcon Rotator

Specifications:

Physical Size180mm x 140mm x 56mm
MaterialBlue Anodised Aluminium
Clear Aperture54mm / 2.13”
Steps per degree86.6 steps per degree (31.192 steps per full revolution)
(full step drive – can be increased with microstepping)
Payload6Kg / 13.2lbs
Telescope AdapterM54 male to 2” Nosepiece (included)
Camera AdapterM54 Male to M48 Male Adapter
Back Focus18mm / 0.7” (+1mm if you place M54 adapter)
Weight0.7Kg / 1.54 lbs)
ConnectivityUSB 2.0
Operating Power12V / 1Amp