CenterLine Color Filter Wheel Overview
The CenterLine style Color Filter Wheel features a centrally located aperture that presents a symmetrical mass distribution and eliminates the offset weight problems associated with virtually every other Color Filter Wheel on the market. It is also ideal for prime focus installations where a zero or symmetric shading of the primary mirror is critical. The CL1-10 presents an easier load to handle vs. a traditional Color Filter Wheel and it will not change a telescope’s balance as it tracks across the sky. The CenterLine also allows for filter combinations unavailable with traditional style Color Filter Wheels.
The CL1-10 holds up to ten 50mm square filters in two independently operated wheels. It is powered by two internally mounted stepper motors and two TruMotion synchronous belts. The internal wheels are supported by radial ball bearings that provide a smooth, quiet and repeatable operation.