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Review of RigelSys electric focuser new
      #5753736 - 03/24/13 11:29 AM

Review of RigelSys electric focuser

By Charles Hall


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Re: Review of RigelSys electric focuser new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5753856 - 03/24/13 12:35 PM

I have used Meade's electronic focuser on two SCT's for over 5 years. I found it too slow moving from coarse focus to medium focus, then fine and extra fine. This process might take over a minute to reach perfect focus. Replaced both with Starlight's Feather Touch focusers and can get in focus in a few seconds. Instead of playing with the focuser, I am now observing. That is why I bought the scopes in the first place.
Jim Hopkins, Plainfield, IL


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Re: Review of RigelSys electric focuser new [Re: Hoppy]
      #5754417 - 03/24/13 04:42 PM

If I may add onto this.

The review is showing up fully on the main page, not like the others which are just the usual small synopsis with a small photo and a link to the actual review.


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Re: Review of RigelSys electric focuser new [Re: smee]
      #5754613 - 03/24/13 05:58 PM

Quote:

If I may add onto this.

The review is showing up fully on the main page, not like the others which are just the usual small synopsis with a small photo and a link to the actual review.




Thanks for the heads up, it's fixed now.


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Re: Review of RigelSys electric focuser [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5761958 - 03/28/13 09:12 AM

One more benefit he didn't add is that the RigelSys driver apparently can be 'tricked' to make it appear as an absolute focuser to a focusing program. This gives you access to a greater range of software for 'autofocus'.

The hand controller works with a variety of focusers; I've used it with a 1205 Meade, a RigelSys motor, and my Moonlight DC motor.


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