I ran the four wires from these two motor ports to the pins of a female DB9 connector. Lunatico’s Seletek Focuser Software and drivers for the Seletek family of controllers. Thus, you will benefit from a technique for measuring temperature and automatically making the appropriate focus changes. Link to download the driver can be found at the bottom of the page you see when you click the Visit button. This driver has the ability to create several drivers giving the ability to control multiple focusers on the same system. Will RoboFocus fit on my focuser and scope?
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I’m still experimenting with this as that seems to give almost too fine of control. It is almost impossible to do this by hand because of the inability to make such small changes, and the inability to make the same change in reverse due to rkbofocus backlash in most optical systems.
The best way is to refocus regularly if you think the focus might be changing, RoboFocus makes that a quick process. 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”. RoboFocus and its control program can also be used in parallel with all scope programs. The results, written up in a paper that can be downloaded an printedshowd that RoboFocus on the focus knob performed as well as on the NGF-S.
Use this for most applications. 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. August – The warranty on RoboFocus systems and accessories has been extended to one full year. RoboFocus Software – Latest software can be downloaded at http: Link to download the driver can be found at the bottom of the page you see when you click the Visit button.
Note about wiring the stepper motor – the stepper I am using is a bipolar stepper. If you roblfocus the optional Remote Power Module through RoboFocus in addition robofocsu the remote power control you have with DDW, you will have a total of eight independently controlled outlets.
Many users find that they can focus perfectly in only minutes after taking only a half dozen fast star images. Removed the dependency on the AccelStepper library – I didn’t feel I needed this capability for my geared Robofocus stepper motor.
This driver provides combined telescope, focuser, and dome interfaces each of which may be used by separate programs. In some popular scopes e. Once the motor is connected to the shaft, the next step is to install brackets to support the motor.
Can I set up RoboFocus to do totally automated focusing? How much does RoboFocus weigh? Why is RoboFocus better than careful hand focusing? If you wish to use RoboFocus on more than one scope, we recommend installing a separate stepper motor on each scope and transferring the control unit as needed.
The quickest way to focus is to image using a medium bright star. RoboFocus will fit nearly all scopes.
This driver has the ability to create several drivers giving the ability to control multiple focusers on the same system. Feather Touch Focuser 4.
Arduino ASCOM Focuser
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.
Using RoboFocus, you can focus directly on the moon or planets; however, it is faster to use a nearby star. Here are the passing results. Warranty includes motor, control unit, cables, adapters and accessories.
I set it up so one step on the rotary encoder moved the stepper on the focuser by one step. Does RoboFocus require its own computer serial port?
If you are lacking an open port, we offer a “pass-through” LX, Gemini and AP command setswhich allows sharing of one port, and a single USB to serial adapter. Unless you need this full-function program or the multiple drivers, use the basic driver listed above.
Of course, warranty is void if modifications have been made or failure is due to obvious mistreatment.