Thinking of getting my feet wet with electronic focusing with my C11.
I have the imaging train all set up for a Sony Alpha camera, and suspect one day to replace it and probably much of that train to get filters and the right backfocus. So I am resisting the idea of introducing a focus mechanism in that train as it would be complicated now (notably the full frame aspects) and probably need to change again later.
So I'm thinking of doing this the simple way, with the Celestron Focus Motor, which seems to be inexpensive and despite that gets decent reviews. And I THINK from what I've read in other threads it will fit with the focal reducer and OAG installed.
Here's my concern -- I have an iOptron not a Celestron mount, so I cannot control it from the hand controller, and doing visual focus with a laptop is going to be a real pain.
I should note I almost never observe visually now, but that's during the pandemic -- I would expect later I might have guests, go to star parties, etc. and visual may be more frequent.
It looks like the alternative is, if I plan to observe visually, to remove it. Which doesn't look really awful but not pretty either.
You can't turn anything manually with it attached, right?
Are there alternatives?
I see no hint I could make the focus built into the iOptron work with anything but iOptron focus motors (which only work with specific OTA's).
I don't see any way to control it, say, from an Android, now does it have its own hand controller.
Anyone have one, and remove/add it when needed?