I’ve just installed a Rigel Sys nStep focusser to my single-speed Takahashi focusser, but am having difficulty getting it to work. I’m aiming to use it with Sequence Generator Pro, and have successfully connected to the focusser, but have yet to get it to actually focus, either automatically or manually.
The various ASCOM-compliant driver settings screen are not the easiest to understand, and quite a lot of the buttons seem to have very little effect.
The main problem iis that I can’t get it to coarse focus at anything like a reasonably speed. The motor seems to be ticking over very, very slowly, but I only see one jump in the gears every 30 secods or so. There are lots of options in both SGP and two 2 driver control panels, but it’s not obvious what reasonable values should be. I’d like to have fine control over the focus, but also the ability to move the focus tube at least 1mm/second when rough focussing, preferably faster.
Can anyone share their settings with me? This would be really helpful!
BTW, I know the controller box has a potentiometer to change the rate, but I assume this is for manual use, and that the ASCOM drivers override this. Or maybe not!
Thanks for any guidance.