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#1 MHamburg

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Posted 14 May 2021 - 04:40 PM

Please recommend an autofocuser appropriate for an Orion 80mm ED refractor. I have a ZWO ASI183 MC and an Orion Field Flattener installed. I plan to control this set-up with NINA. Many thanks.

 

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#2 t-ara-fan

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Posted 14 May 2021 - 05:06 PM

I put a MoonLite focuser on my Orion ED80TCF refractor with Orion Field Flattener. I think the focuser weighs as much as the OTA.  In hindsight it was probably the most expensive way to go. But 100% solid and trouble free. Bonus is outstanding support from Ron at MoonLite.

 

I used SGP to run it.  No problems with Autofocus.  I never did tune backlash because there wasn't any.


Edited by t-ara-fan, 14 May 2021 - 05:08 PM.


#3 bobzeq25

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Posted 14 May 2021 - 05:24 PM

https://www.rigelsys...eppermotor.html

 

I have that.  Works well.  ASCOM compatible, supported in NINA.  Small business, excellent customer support.  Proprietor is on CN.


Edited by bobzeq25, 14 May 2021 - 05:25 PM.

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#4 moxican

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Posted 14 May 2021 - 05:26 PM

I have a QHY 183M + filter wheel + field flattener sitting on a AT90EDT and I use Astro-Gadget's Focusdream Pro. I control with NINA and it works like a charm.




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