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BBillyC
journeyman


Reged: 10/18/11

Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Micro Touch Motorized Focuser new
      #5660628 - 02/03/13 07:45 PM

I purchased a refractor with a FT 3545 focuser which has a micro touch added. There is no part number on the micro touch and it doesn't say wireless or digital, so I assume it is an earlier version. Does anybody have an idea how to hook this unit up to control it as I have no manual and no wires or cables and can't seem to find anything on the net. Thanks Bill

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fmhill
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Reged: 07/17/12

Loc: Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
Re: Micro Touch Motorized Focuser new [Re: BBillyC]
      #5660640 - 02/03/13 07:57 PM

The Micro Touch motorized focuser is made by Starlight Instruments - Phone: 260.244.0020

I would presume the FT3545 Focuser is also a Feather Touch made by them...


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BBillyC
journeyman


Reged: 10/18/11

Loc: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Re: Micro Touch Motorized Focuser [Re: fmhill]
      #5660863 - 02/03/13 10:54 PM

Thanks fmhill. I've checked their site but nothing there in terms of what type of connector, or how it is set up, etc.

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EFT
Vendor - Deep Space Products
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Reged: 05/07/07

Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Re: Micro Touch Motorized Focuser new [Re: BBillyC]
      #5661431 - 02/04/13 10:14 AM

What exactly has been added? It sounds like you just have the Micro Touch motor. From there you can add either the wired or wireless Micro Touch or you can go to the newer Focus Boss system. The motors are actually all the same. The difference is whether you attach a cable or a dongle to the motor to operate it.

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mewmartigan
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Reged: 07/02/08

Re: Micro Touch Motorized Focuser new [Re: EFT]
      #5661528 - 02/04/13 11:02 AM

If you scroll down on this link, the first document is a pdf manual that may help you.

http://starizona.com/acb/MicroTouch-Autofocuser---Wired-P2715C745.aspx?UserID...

It will tell you what parts should be included, how to install and setup, etc.


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