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#1 WhitenerJ

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:14 AM

Looking for an electric auto focused for my EON 80mm. Not really sure if that's possible or not. I have some software that allows auto focusing and not sure where to start?

Thanks, Jason

#2 Raginar

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

Get ahold of Rigel Systems: http://rigel.datacor...sys/videos.html

He makes adapter plates for most of the scopes out there and if he doesn't already have one he'll ask you for dimensions and create a plate for you. The DC one works 'good enough' though I have trouble getting it to consistently 'auto focus' using Focus Max. Most likely user error. I think it's 179 for a hand controller, a motor/bracket for your particular scope, and the USB dongle.

#3 rigelsys

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:08 PM

Yep, believe I've already done that focuser. Send a better photo of the focuser and I'll id it.

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#4 Phillip Easton

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:08 PM

Jason,

Since your scope is an Orion you might also might look at the Orion autofocusers paired with a FCUSB cable.

http://www.telescope...Focuser-amp-...

With a FCUSB controller
http://www.store.sho...products_fc.htm

This is the combination that I use and it works pretty well.

Cheers!

#5 Wmacky

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:59 PM

Yep, believe I've already done that focuser. Send a better photo of the focuser and I'll id it.

rigelsys@cox.net


What was the verdict? Was a off the self unit from Rigel available for the EON?






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