Optec - Aquila 88 High-Torque Camera Field Rotator

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Featuring a clear aperture of 88mm the Optec Aquilla 88 Camera Field Rotator offers a slimmer profile than the Optec TCFS at just 35mm.  

With ASCOM and Alpaca drivers, the Aquila 88 enhances your imaging with advanced features like alt-az de-rotation, image orientation, composition, and traditional guide-star acquisition.

Optec incorporates a high-torque U.S.-made stepper motor and innovative bearing system, enhancing performance while reducing production costs, ultimately offering valuable savings to our customers.

Optec Aquila 88 High-Torque Camera Field Rotator

Optec presents the Aquila 88 camera field rotator, offering an enhanced alternative to the renowned Pyxis 3” rotator. Boasting a generous 88mm clear aperture and a slim profile of less than 35mm, the Aquila 88 emerges as the evolutionary successor in the realm of rotators.

Powered by Optec's unparalleled ASCOM and Alpaca drivers, the Aquila 88 elevates your imaging experience with advanced functionalities including alt-az de-rotation, image orientation, and composition, alongside the traditional guide-star acquisition capability.

Revolutionizing its internal mechanics, Optec integrates a high-torque stepper motor crafted in the U.S. and a novel bearing system. This innovation not only enhances performance but also allows Optec to streamline production costs, translating into valuable savings for our customers.

Aquilla 88 Specifications and Features:

Physical Specifications: 

  • Clear Aperture: 88mm
  • Height: 8.75" (222mm)
  • Width: 6.48" (165mm)
  • Thickness: 1.35" (34.3mm)
  • Weight: 3-lb. 3.4 oz. (1.45 kg)


  • Telescope side: OPTEC-3600 receiver
  • Camera side: Optec-DSI 3.5" x 24tpi female thread


  • Total Steps: 216,000 steps
  • Resolution: 6 arc seconds / step
  • Rotation Speed: variable, ~ 3 degrees/second


  • Circuit board: Internal
  • Communications: USB-C and Ethernet
  • Motor: Lin Engineering Hybrid Stepper
  • 211 Series, NEMA 11


  • Power draw: 1.25A max, 0.6A while moving, 0.4A holding
  • Input voltage: 12VDC
  • Input connector: 2.5x5.5mm barrel plug, center pin positive


  • Compatibility: ASCOM and Alpaca
  • Capabilities: Guide star acquisition, field composition, Alt-Az De-rotation
  • De-Rotation: Compatible with Planewave L-mounts, TheSky X, Maxim D/L, N.I.N.A.
  • Any fully configured mount with ASCOM driver.

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In The Box
  • Aquilla 88 Camera Rotator
  • 12-volt DC switching power supply w/ wall cord
  • Cat-6 Ethernet cable, 7-ft. length
  • USB-C cable, 6-ft. length
  • 5/64" T-handle hex driver


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