|Until now only polar-aligned German Equatorial Mounts have been suitable for long duration astrophotograhy. Polar alignment is not a trivial process - so why waste the time?||With the Telescope rOTAtor from Track The Stars you just set up the mount and you are ready to shoot.|
When making long guided exposures with an alt/azimuth mount the resulting images will show the stars as arcs centered on the star used for guiding. Normally this is solved by using a field de-rotator that installs between the telescope and the camera and rotates the camera. In pricipal this works fine but it demands that guiding is done through the imaging telescope and with the guider rotating with the camera.
|Take sharp, long exposure deep sky images with the TTS Telescope Rotator. The unit integrates completely with the mounting’s control system and no extra power supplies or computers are needed. Rotates the entire optical tube assembly enabling the use of piggybacked guide telescopes or imaging through piggybacked telephoto lenses.|
Installation could not be more simple:
|When using the TTS-160 Panther with the Telescope rOTAtor astrophotography is fast and simple. Setup the mount with the rOTAtor without doing any levelling. Align on two stars and the combined system is ready for imaging.||The rOTAtor will automatically wind to the correct side and start derotating when the object has been centered. Guidning is done via the ST4 compatible port on the mount.|
|Main housing||Black anodized aluminum|
|rOTAtor drive||Ø100mm bronze worm drive|
|Drive motors||DC servo drives with precission optical encoders|
|Power Supply needed||12V 1A, the unit is powered together with the mount|
|Rotattion angle||28 degrees. Up to 2h exposure.|
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