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Meade 1209 micro-focuser with Paramount MyT

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#1 hyperion0001

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:42 AM

Hi,

I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience using a Meade 1209 microfocuser with a Paramount mount (MyT in particular if that's relevant).

I'm thinking of buying an MyT, but was curious about how to control the focuser. I can imagine using either the hand controller or a computer with the mount to move the telescope, but am having a harder time imagining adjusting the microfocuser using the computer. Since I use a DSLR to do my imaging right now, I would have to switch back and forth between the computer and the camera to adjust the microfocuser when adjusting focus using my Bahnitov mask. I'm curious how some of you out there deal with this issue.

 

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#2 Bill Dean

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 08:42 AM

Hi Terry,

I haven't used the 1209 specifically but I do use a similar JMI relative focuser with my MX on occasion. Manually jogging the focuser via the focuser tab in TheSkyX is straightforward so you could use that approach with your mask. I don't think the automated focus approaches offered will work well, a stepper motor is a better solution in my experience but it *can* work with slower telescopes. I just haven't found it to be as reliable as with say a Moonlite where both @focus2 and @focus3 work very well.

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