This meant you just had to program your Arduino board with his code and the official Moonlite ASCOM driver would attach to your Arduino and “just work”. Automate your telescope focuser with RoboFocus. LX we provide custom brackets and hardware. Micro Focuser all models Drivers for all models of the Micro Focuser line of precision focusers. This paper pdf file also discusses backlash measurements on the LX
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This makes it compatible with the cable that came with my Robofocus controller and I can plug my Robofocus stepper motor straight into the box with no problems. We will repair or replace any non-functioning item at no cost during this period. Does RoboFocus require its own computer serial port?
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Some scopes change focus as the temperature changes. Adapt RoboFocus to a second scope with an “Additional Motor Kit” Modify scope storage cases to allow motor to remain mounted Check online user groups e. Both the scope and RoboFocus software will be running on your PC.
Can I set up RoboFocus to do totally automated focusing? I need to try it when I am imaging planets or the Moon as that is where I thought manual control would be most beneficial. RoboFocus System Highlights more details inside web site: In many cases, you will find that the hands-off focusing, not having to touch the scopereduces vibration and makes focusing quicker.
RoboFocus will fit nearly all scopes. Using RoboFocus, you can focus directly ascm the moon or planets; however, it is faster to use a nearby star. Unless you need this full-function program or the multiple drivers, use the basic driver listed above.
I added support for the TMP36 so I could have a temperature reading from the focuser. Removed the dependency on the AccelStepper library – I didn’t feel I needed this capability for my geared Robofocus stepper motor. How does the roobofocus pass-through device work? The quickest way to focus is to image using a medium bright star. Is RoboFocus useful for visual observing? To allow the user to fit almost any application, we provide a pair of simple brackets that can be easily bent to fit.
Technical Innovations RoboFocus A world leader in manufacturing observatory domes, dome automation equipment, and remote control devices for astronomers – including RoboFocus. This paper pdf file also discusses backlash measurements on the LX Lunatico’s Seletek Focuser Software and drivers for the Seletek family of controllers.
Accurate focusing requires that the eyepiece or imaging device be set to a precision of a few thousandths of an inch. I wired one arm of the stepper across the M3 motor port and the other arm across the M4 motor port.
I set it up so one step on the rotary encoder moved the stepper on the focuser by one step. Warranty includes motor, control unit, cables, adapters and accessories. Focus to less than 0.
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Here is a list of the hardware I used: Will RoboFocus fit on my focuser and scope? How does RoboFocus handle focus rboofocus due to mirror flop?
Below are downloads and links to some of these. The latest version of RoboFocus, RF3includes temperature compensation as a standard feature.
Technical Innovations RoboFocus A world leader in manufacturing observatory domes, dome automation equipment, and remote control devices for astronomers – including RoboFocus.
Automate your telescope focuser with RoboFocus.
The sensor is inside the controller external probe no longer availableand the RF control program includes a module for creating a dataset to record how your scope’s focus responds to temperature changees.