The WandererAstro WandererCover V3 Motorized Flat Panel PRO 280mm is an ASCOM-controllable flat field generator which can be permanently mounted to the front of your telescope. With a uniformly bright panel with 255 steps of adjustable brightness, the WandererAstro flat panel makes taking calibration frames simple.
The motorized flat panel is made from carbon fibre and aluminium alloy, making it lightweight yet durable. The motor features a mechanical stop to prevent over-extension and is self-locking when power is off, keeping your optics covered. The panel has an opening range of 270 degrees and is secured to the front of your telescope with the included nylon zip straps as well as threaded holes (see schematic under Specifications).
The luminous diameter of this panel is 280mm, but it is recommended to size up. For example, a telescope with a dew shield diameter of 280mm should purchase the 320mm version.
For the PRO 280mm & 320mm versions, an external power supply is required along with a USB 2.0 cable (included in the box) to power and control to the unit.
Note: The panel must not be manually moved, otherwise damage may occur to the motor. The motor will automatically stop in case of contact with obstacles such as dovetail bars or the telescope tube.