Barcelona Spain based AstronSCIENTIFIC, in collaboration with Tele Vue Optics and Optique Unterlinden of France, introduced the patented Rotarion Cam SC, a universal motorized wheel for exchanging imaging devices remotely, at the Le Salon de L’astronomie at Rencontres du Ciel et de l’Espace 2018 in Paris France.
The Rotarion SC is a universal automatic electronic system for changing eyepieces on telescopes of any kind, either controlled remotely with a computer, through a user-friendly software or controlled locally with a hand control unit.
The Rotarion SC is equipped with electronics to precisely manage the automatic change of optics, aligning the selected eyepiece with the optical axis of the telescope. The system provides the ability to view the same sky object with different eyepiece magnifications. Selecting the wide field optic, it also works as a finder for relocating lost objects.
The Rotarion Photo accessory offers an automatic shutter compatible with imaging devices with a T-ring, so the user can change telescope magnifications without touching the imaging equipment mounted on the Rotarion photo accessory. Three eyepieces and the included prime focus adapter kit set makes telescopes compatible for planetary and DSO imaging without taking apart the telescope.
The available advanced Rotarion Autofocus system automatically adapts the focus to the selected optics making them parfocal and can even memorize the user’s fine tuning.
The Rotarion Cam SC includes the new Rotarion Remote Control Pro software which provides the ability to fine tune the backlash when rotating combinations of heavy and light weight cameras. The micrometric adjustment of the backlash always guarantees telescope optical axis even with unbalanced camera setups.
Telescope Focuser Connection: Standard black anodized 2-inch ring including a 2-inch filter thread
Eye-cups: 4 1.25-inch click-Locks from Baader Planetarium
Eyepiece Height Adjustment: M42/T2 extenders
Camera Connection: The Rotarion Photo accessory offers a standard M42/T2 thread
Electromechanical Shutter: Automatic and integrated into the Rotarion Photo accessory
Material: CNC machining in aviation aluminum and color anodized
Electronics: Circuit board with SMD components including 3 Toshiba synchronized motors
Manual Control: Rotarion Hand Control with LCD illuminated in red
Power supply: 12V DC connector with central positive
Consumption: 2 amp maximum
Dimensions (Diameter x Height): 173mm X 32 mm (without eyepiece-cups or handles)
Weight: 1.3 Kg.