Pegasus Falcon Rotator
Pegasus Falcon Rotator
Pegasus Falcon Rotator
Pegasus Falcon Rotator
Pegasus Falcon Rotator
Pegasus Falcon Rotator
Pegasus Falcon Rotator
Pegasus Falcon Rotator
Pegasus Falcon Rotator
Pegasus Falcon Rotator
Pegasus Falcon Rotator
Pegasus Falcon Rotator

Pegasus Falcon Rotator

PEG-ROT-FALCON
$840.00
Due to high demand and global product shortages due to the pandemic, please call for availability.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

Optional adapters

      M54 Male to M42 Female - PEG-ADAPT-M54M-M42F

  • Adapter Thickness: 2.0mm
  • Thread: Pitch 0.75mm / 6 mm length
  • M54 side has a M48 internal thread

      M54 Male to M42 Male - PEG-ADAPT-M54M-M42M

  • Adapter Thickness: 2.0mm
  • Thread: Pitch 0.75mm / 6 mm length
  • M54 side has a M48 internal thread

      M54 Male to M54 Male (M48 inner) PEG-ADAPT-M54M-M54M

  • Adapter Thickness: 2.0mm
  • Thread: Pitch 0.75mm / 6 mm length
  • M54 side has a M48 internal thread

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)

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)

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)

Specifications:

Physical Size 180mm x 140mm x 56mm
Material Blue Anodised Aluminium
Clear Aperture 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)
Payload 6Kg / 13.2lbs
Telescope Adapter M54 male to 2” Nosepiece (included) (0.75mm pitch)
Camera Adapter M54 Male to M48 Male Adapter (included) (0.75mm pitch)
Back Focus 18mm / 0.7” (+1mm if you place M54 adapter)
Weight 0.7Kg / 1.54 lbs)
Connectivity USB 2.0
Operating Power 12V / 1Amp