Additionally the EFW3 can be controlled using our Artemis Capture software, for simple and efficient operation. CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Ultra slim USB 1. Sign in Register Forgot password? Talking with Daniel Lajeunesse from Xagyl they recommended using Baader and Orion filters but double check dimensions before buying. I did choose to use a 2″ nose piece to better mate the filter wheel to my setup, but everything you need is included with the wheel.

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I may play around with positioning to see if I can get a xagtl solution at a later date though. The threads are well cut and I never felt in danger of cross threading them although with anything like this caution is urged when dealing with any fine threads. It would be nice doing it with no-tools screws but to be honest it is an easy task.

The instruction manual is a little light, however there isn’t much instruction required.

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Orion sells them in manual and automated models. Would I buy it again?

If you run it forwards only it’s not a problem. Connecting the USB cable causes it to continually connect and disconnect.


The filters are whfel good quality; at least comparable to the offerings of Orion. Dan has a micro controller imbedded in the tip, so to speak, that is what the ASCOM driver is talking to and sending controls to the filter wheel.

The big potential downside to the wheel is that with it being so slim your filtr options could be reduced.

Xagyl filter wheel

Posted March 16, The wheel is quiet in operation and the Hall-Effect 3 bit encoded positioning gives absolute filter locations not serially sequential so you can easily swap between any filters without accidentally losing the wheel position.

M52 Male to 2″ Nose Piece Adapter. Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers. Filtter those who haven’t experience Xagyl Communications, they’re a Canadian company that develops and sells electronics.

Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your xagy. The set consists of 4 interference filters for Red, Green, Blue and a Luminance filter for parfocal imaging. Each filter also includes an IR block.

Ultra Thin Motorized Filter Wheel – 5 x 1.25″ Filters – Version 4 High Speed

Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled. Special offers Sitemap Products Map. Can I finally ask how old your filter wheel is? This gives me Replacement carousel for our 2″ FWV2 motorized filter wheel.

All my computers recognized the drivers. The standard input and output adaptors are M72 x 1 mm male and femalebut 68 x 1 mm is xaggyl available.


Replacement carousel for our FW motorized filter wheel. Threaded for M48 x 0. Next came the fitting of the filters themselves.

Some of my cheaper filters needed a little bit of modification before they would fit neatly. Each flange can be rotated to any angle before locking down, so that you can orient the wheel and camera into the optimum position. After talking about it with Xagyl Technical Support, they mentioned that they’re looking into changing that part of the design as well. Sign in Already have an account?

Xagyl FW Filter Wheel Review – Member Equipment Reviews – Stargazers Lounge

When I initially received the filter wheel I whee the first v4 firmware release on it and this has some issues to say the least. Filter wheel only version – Version 2 – no accessories.

Perfect for our Basler Ace cameras.