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WhitenerJ
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Auto focuser for EON 80mm
      #5666681 - 02/07/13 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


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Raginar
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Reged: 10/19/10

Loc: Rapid CIty, SD
Re: Auto focuser for EON 80mm new [Re: WhitenerJ]
      #5667580 - 02/07/13 06:03 PM

Get ahold of Rigel Systems: http://rigel.datacorner.com/rigelsys/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.


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rigelsys
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Reged: 08/22/06

Re: Auto focuser for EON 80mm new [Re: Raginar]
      #5667681 - 02/07/13 07:08 PM

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

rigelsys@cox.net

Edited by rigelsys (02/07/13 07:08 PM)


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Phillip Easton
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Reged: 12/24/10

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Re: Auto focuser for EON 80mm new [Re: Raginar]
      #5667682 - 02/07/13 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.com/Orion-AccuFocus-for-Dual-Speed-Crayford-Focuser-amp-...

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

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

Cheers!


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Wmacky
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Reged: 11/24/07

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Re: Auto focuser for EON 80mm new [Re: rigelsys]
      #5719680 - 03/07/13 11:59 PM

Quote:

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?

Edited by Wmacky (03/08/13 08:07 AM)


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