Zero-Profile SBIG Camera to FLI CFWx filter wheel coupling

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The FLI CFWx  (x=1,2,3,4) filter wheels  are superior to the SBIG filter wheels in my opinion. They feature a very slim design and for the 1.25" CFW2, hold eight rather than five filters. Furthermore, they do not use an LED inside for sensing the position of the carousel, they use a magnet instead. This prevents the LED from "preflashing" the imaging sensor which has been widely discussed as a problem on the SBIG news group on Yahoo. Because of the way the filter wheel couples to a camera, it is possible to mount it flush to the face of the SBIG cameras. The key is replacing the "D-block" SBIG supplies with the camera with one that I have fabricated that actually sticks inside the filter wheel.

I can provide limited quantities of these adaptors for a fair price. If interested, contact me at:

   rdcrisp@earthlink.net

 

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