DFM Engineering, Inc.
1035 Delaware Ave. Unit D
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: 303-678-8143
Fax: 303-772-9411

Guide Acquire Module

• Provides instrument common functions of acquisition and guiding

• Integrated and standardized controls for all instruments

• Four position Multiport instrument selector diagonal mirror

• Full computer remote control from warm room

• Translating, rotating diagonal mirror

• Allows guiding from spectrograph slit jaws and decker

• Projects comparison lamps into spectrograph at telescope F ratio

X-Y stage with probe for guide-acquire camera or eyepiece

• Position of probe displayed on telescope control system display

• May be used with eyepiece, CCD camera, or autoguider

• Direct imaging filter wheel for 2-inch square filters

• Illuminated reticle eyepiece

• Motors only powered when moving for minimum heat generation

• Control system can control up to 11 motors

• Controllers configured to operate GAM, spectrograph, or photometer

• RS 232 serial control from DFM telescope control system

• More than 39 systems installed world wide



Filter Wheel


Smart Auto Guider


X-Y Guider

Slide Mirror

Articulated Relay Eyepiece




• Allows multiple instruments to be mounted to the standard telescope

• Up to 5 instruments may be mounted: N, S, E, W, and straight through

• Supports photometers, spectrographs, and direct imaging cameras

• Mounts to standard instrument bolt patterns

• Provides standard bolt patterns for instruments