Celestron Focus Motor for SCT, EdgeHD & 8'' RASA
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Celestron Focus Motor for SCT, EdgeHD & 8'' RASACelestron Focus Motor for SCT, EdgeHD & 8'' RASACelestron Focus Motor for SCT, EdgeHD & 8'' RASA
Celestron Focus Motor for SCT, EdgeHD & 8'' RASACelestron Focus Motor for SCT, EdgeHD & 8'' RASA

Celestron Focus Motor for SCT, EdgeHD & 8" RASA

£199.00
  (1 Review)
✓ 2 year warranty

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Usually shipped 20-25 working days.

About this product

Model:  cel_focus_motor_sct_edgehd
Part Number:  94155

The Focus Motor for SCT & EdgeHD provides electronic focusing for Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain (SCT) and EdgeHD telescope optical tubes. With the focus motor installed, you can bring celestial objects into sharp, precise focus using your telescope’s hand controller or a computer instead of using the focuser knob. A focus motor is great for visual observers who want to dial in exact focus (especially those with dexterity issues) and a must-have accessory for astroimagers. With a motorized focuser installed, an astroimager no longer needs to be physically near the telescope to focus an image. Combined with computerized control of the mount and camera, the focus motor enables the imager to gather data remotely from a backyard observatory, or even a telescope located hundreds of miles away. As an added bonus, port covers protect the ports while not in use, and the covers cannot be lost due to the tethered design.

Compatible Optical Tubes

The focus motor is compatible with all SCTs from 6” to 14” in aperture (not including the 9.25" EdgeHD) that have been produced since the year 2006. It is not compatible with 5” SCTs or older models. It is compatible with all EdgeHD optical tubes, the 8” Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (RASA),  the 36cm RASA, and the 7” Maksutov-Cassegrain. It can also be used with the 11” RASA, but requires the Focuser Retrofit Kit for RASA 11.

Power Options

There are three options for powering your Celestron Focus Motor:

When using a Celestron computerized mount, you can power and control the focus motor through the mount using the supplied AUX cable. This allows control from the mount’s hand controller (NexStar+ or StarSense) or a computer.

If you are not using a Celestron mount, you can power and control the focus motor from a computer USB port. You will need a user supplied USB A-to-B cable.
You may also opt to use an external 12V DC power source which plugs into the motor’s power jack.
Compatible Software

Celestron offers a free Focuser Utility program for computer control. The Celestron PWI software can also control the focus motor. To use third-party focuser control software, an ASCOM driver is needed.

Important - this is NOT compatible with the 9.25" EdgeHD model.

Specifications

Motor DC servo motor
Spur Gears Brass, 1:1 gear ratio, 38mm diameter, 45 teeth
Focuser Shaft Coupler Aluminium clamping sleeve
Microprocessor NXP Kinetis series, Arm Coretex-M4 core
AUX port power Powered by Celestron computerized mount AUX port, connecting cable supplied
USB port power USB3 or USB2 providing at least 900mA
DC jack power 12V DC, 1A, 5.5mm/2.1mm tip positive plug
Compatibility       All SCTs produced after 2006 except 5" SCT, all Edge HD, RASA 8", RASA 36cm, 7" Mak-Cass
Speed rates 8°/sec , 32°/sec , 128°/sec

 

Downloads / Manuals

The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:

Manuals

Focus Motor Instruction Manual (PDF) 

Focus Motor Setup Guide (PDF) 

Other product files

Focus Motor Installation for the RASA 36cm (PDF) 

Celestron Focuser Utility Program (.exe file)  

Focuser ASCOM driver (Directory)  

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Easy set up
Thursday, 11 April 2019  | 

Surprised how small this focuser is, set up was very easy with calibration etc.
Not had a chance to try it out yet.
Thank You First Light Optics for your Great sevice

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