The Aurora Flatfield Panels are mounted in a rigid frame consisting of virtually unbreakable plastic with an extra protection around the edge so your Aurora is very well protected during transport and travel.
The opaque front plate gives you a more uniform brightness than the EL material alone. For very fast optical systems, you will likely need to reduce the brightness by placing some sheets of paper in front of the EL sheet and the frame of the Aurora will keep them secure.
The Aurora flats are round in shape, perfect for telescope tubes and the diameters are matched to fit the popular sizes of amateur telescopes. The following sizes are available:
- D 100mm (for Instruments up to 4")
- D 160mm (for Instruments up to 6")
- D 220mm (for Instruments up to 8")
- D 315mm (for Instruments up to 12")
- D 420mm (for Instruments up to 16")
Larger Aurora Flatfield Panels up to 60cm are possible upon request. Special custom made foils up to 1.1m diameter are possible also. (Upon special request, please contact us).
The Aurora Flatfield Panels packages include a compatible inverter. (Standard AC adaptors won't work.) The panel is illuminated by the external high voltage produced by the inverter. This high voltage, however, is produced at very low amperage, so there is no risk of electric shock.
IMPORTANT: Please use the Aurora Flatfield Panels with the supplied matching inverter only. Connecting a panel to an inverter of the wrong size reduces the lifetime of the unit.
There are 12V inverters for all sizes of Aurora Flatfield Panels (100mm. also with AA batteries) and for the large size units (315mm. and 420mm.) there are also 110/220V inverters available.
Your Aurora Flatfield Panel is shipped as a ready-to-use set:
- mounted EL substrate,
- the matching inverter
- all cables
- printed manual.
We recommend using the panel with the ND "filter sheet", which allows you to dim the light and have more time to expose the image.