Meade #644 CCD Photo Visual Flip Mirror System (1.25") with UHTC 07578
is An essential accessory
for CCD imaging
A major advance in accessories specifically designed for CCD imagers of any brand or chip size, Meade Flip Mirror Systems
permit a dramatic reduction in imager setup time.
The basic function of Meade CCD Flip Mirror System
is to allow the CCD
or astrophotographer to inspect, center, compose, and focus the telescopic image immediately prior to the (CCD or photographic) image being taken. Threaded to the rear cell of any Meade LX
mirror-lens telescope or to other Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
, #644 Meade
greatly facilitate these operations.
Applications: Flip the Mirror down to center the image while viewing with an eyepiece at 90°; flip the mirror up to pass light on to the CCD chip or, as discussed below, to the film plane of a 35mm camera. A fine
helicoid focusing thread allows for precise focusing of the eyepiece to the
visual image in the down mode, and a lock-ring fixes this visual focus.
Optical Flat Mirrors: Meade Flip-Mirror Systems incorporate the same high-resolution UHTC coated Pyrex optical flat mirrors as used with Meade advanced telescope models, including Meade LX Telescopes. The result is that Meade Flip Mirrors may be equally well used for normal visual observing with the telescope, without requiring removal of the flip - mirror from the telescope.
Flip-Mirror Alignment: Photo-Visual CCD Flip-Mirror System #644 (1.25") with UHTC includes 2-axis mirror adjustment screws and locks for precise image centering. Once set, mirror alignment remains fixed for future applications.
CCD Barrel Adapter; Extension Tubes: For CCD
imagers with standard 1.25" barrels, a barrel adapter is included for attachment of the CCD imager to Meade Flip Mirror. Alternately, CCD's with T-thread
interfaces (including all Meade Pictor CCD models) can be attached using one of the two extension tubes included with each unit. The barrel adapter and both of the extension tubes attach to the flipmirror unit by means of a bayonet fitting, permitting rotation of the barrel adapter or extension tube for correct image composition on the CCD chip or camera film.
35mm Astrophotography: Use the short extension tube (with the appropriate T-Mount) for astrophotography with your 35mm camera body, which replaces the CCD imager at the rear of the Meade Flip Mirror System.
Features of Meade CCD Flip Mirror System (1.25")
with UHTC 07578:
- Flip Mirror System for use with Pictor 208XT, 216XT,
416XTE and similar sized CCD imagers, or for visual observation with 1.25"
- Permit dramatic reduction in imager setup time
- Allows inspection, centering composing and focusing
prior to taking telescopic images
- Thread onto rear cell
- 22mm mirror clear apearture
- Includes 2 extension tubes
- Accepts any 1.25" eyepiece
- UHTC-coated Pyrex optical flat mirrors
- Meade #644 Flip Mirror System w/ UHTC - 07578