Integrated Filter Wheel

Discussion in 'STC Series CMOS' started by Mark McComiskey, Feb 9, 2021.

  1. Mark McComiskey

    Mark McComiskey Standard User

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    I find the idea of an integrated filterwheel to be extremely appealing, for a whole series of reasons, in terms of its potential for reducing backfocus consumption, reducing the degrees of freedom for tilt issues to appear, eliminating cables, etc. Is this a one-time implementation with the STC-7 or something that is being considered for additional future models?
     
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  2. Colin Haig

    Colin Haig Staff Member

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    Hi Mark,
    The integrated filter wheel makes a lot of sense for many people.

    The STC-7 is a big hit because it includes the filter wheel, standard astrophotography filters, and it's all in a tidy package that's affordable.

    The good old STL-series cameras also had an integrated filter wheel, it was 5-slots, and was also very popular.

    In the case of large sensor science cameras, it doesn't always make sense - so we've engineered some new, thinner and faster 10 and 12-slot filter wheels you'll see announced really soon.
    Is there something you have in mind? We're very open minded.
     
  3. Mark McComiskey

    Mark McComiskey Standard User

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    Well, since you asked!

    The dream would be a DL IMX455-based camera with an integrated filter wheel that accommodates 2" square filters, and that has either 7 slots (if the camera has a shutter) or 8 slots (for a blank to do darks) if the camera has no shutter.
     

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