Motor for SCT and EdgeHD - Enables Electronic Focusing - Bring Celestial For Sale
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Motor for SCT and EdgeHD - Enables Electronic Focusing - Bring Celestial :
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Motor for SCT and EdgeHD - Enables Electronic Focusing - Bring Celestial Product Description The focus motor for SCT and EdgeHD enables electronic focusing using a computer or Computerized mount hand controller for remote/hands-free observing
Self-powering when connected to a Computerized mount the mount provides the power When connected directly to a computer USB provides the power
Compatible with a wide variety of Schmidt-Cassegrain EdgeHD and Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph optical tubes Check description for full list
Motor controls include multiple speed rates automatic goto indexed Focuser position and Focuser backlash compensation
Focuser Utility software for Windows provides a simple user interface Also compatible with PWI
The Focus Motor for SCT & EdgeHD provides electronic focusing for Schmidt-Cassegrain (SCT) and EdgeHD telescope optical tubes With the focus motor installed you can bring celestial objects into sharp precise focus using your telescope’s hand controller or a computer instead of using the focuser knob A focus motor is great for visual observers who want to dial in exact focus (especially those with dexterity issues) and a must-have accessory for astroimagers With a motorized focuser installed an astroimager no longer needs to be physically near the telescope to focus an image Combined with computerized control of the mount and camera the focus motor enables the imager to gather data remotely from a backyard observatory or even a telescope located hundreds of miles away As an added bonus port covers protect the ports while not in use and the covers cannot be lost due to the tetd design The focus motor is compatible with all SCTs from 6” to 14” in aperture that have been produced since the year 2006 It is not compatible with 5” SCTs or older models It is compatible with the 8” Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (RASA) the 36cm RASA the 7” Maksutov-Cassegrain and all the EdgeHD optical tubes It can also be used with the 11” RASA but requires the Focuser Retrofit Kit for RASA 11 For 6” Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes only the Off-Axis Guider (#93648) cannot be used when the focus motor is installed due to mechanical interferences T are three options for powering your Focus Motor 1 When using a computerized mount you can power and control the focus motor through the mount using the supplied AUX cable This allows control from the mount’s hand controller (NexStar+ or StarSense) or a computer 2 If you are not using a mount you can power and control the focus motor from a computer USB port You will need a user supplied USB A-to-B cable 3 You may also opt to use an external 12V DC power source which plugs into the motor’s power jack
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