The new nPAE Ruby Eyepiece Turret holds six 1.25” accessories. The Ruby Turret offers parfocal locks that keeps all the eyepieces in the same focal plane. Each lock has parfocal ring that can be adjusted to add between 0 to 6mm of additional backfocus, or the parfocal ring can detached to remove 5mm in one step. The back focus of the Ruby Turret is 96mm, so the parfocal ring can adjust that figure to between 102mm and 91mm.
The clamping mechanism of the Ruby Turret locks are via a brass compression ring which is closed with a thumbscrew and an M4 flat point screw. They are 120° apart with the flat point screw towards the rear. With the Ruby Turret you can engage the flat point screws and remove the thumbscrews entirely when needed so your eyepieces will remain secure. The nose filter thread allows a filter to be attached to the Ruby Turret which will cover all the eyepieces. The thread will take most 1.25” filters.
The Ruby Turret incorporates aircraft design engineering with 5 axis CNC machining. Made from 6083 aluminum the turret offers high tensile strength, high durability, anti-corrosion, dimensional accuracy and fine surface finish.
The interlocking bezel halves allow fully integrated locks and the ability to open up the Ruby Turret to facilitate easy cleaning of the mirror.
The nPAE Ruby Eyepiece Turret specifications include:
– 6 x 1.25″ eyepiece sockets
– Parfocal locks
– Dual position locks with removable thumbscrews for outreach
– 1.25″ filters fit the threaded nose
– 1/4 wave mirror
– 5 axis CNC machined from 6083 aluminum
– Weight: 911g / 2lbs
You can learn more about the nPAE Ruby Eyepiece Turret here.
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