Orion AccuFocus."Just so you know..."
Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:24 PM
Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:37 PM
Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:59 PM
Anyway glad that you got it working alright.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:20 PM
Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:26 PM
The battery case part is a bit more troubling. Did you look at the other commercial setups such as Rigel? I've been VERY happy with mine so far. Considering it's a DC setup; it just 'works'. Obviously not temperature compensated and you need to calibrate it every time... but it works
Also, wasn't trying to be combative I really didn't look and was wondering if it was designed to work with it.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:14 PM
The worst thing about the autofocuser is that it's an analog device and can't be used for automated focusing when imaging. Eventually, I'll replace it with a stepper motor drive system that has repeatable positioning.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:43 PM
Have you looked at an FCUSB or just getting the controller for a DC setup from Rigel Systems? I use DC motors for both my focusers... and I control them automatically using Focusmax and an FCUSB (Shoe String Astronomy).
Rigel Systems also has a USB option, but it uses their hand controller to tie into it.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:10 PM
Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:52 AM
If you ever end up working from a computer, you can plug a DC motor into a Shoestring Astronomy FCUSB and it'll work from your computer!