hi all, can anyone assist me with my auto focus routine, i run two set ups, one is my FSQ106 ed…i have no issues at all auto focusing ith that set up, nice V curve etc.
However; no matter how i try, i cannot get auto focus to run reliably on my reflector!!
The scope is an f/4.4 Orion Optics newt…focal length 880 mm, it has a CFZ of 48mm.
the focuser is a Moonlite CR1 with a hi res stepper on it, it has a step size of 0.42 microns…(i.e. 20.828 mm in 5000 steps)
i am using or have used several step sizes and # of steps to try and get a good V curve, i have been close at times but cannot repeat it consistently!!
currently i am using 12 steps and 9 positions though i have used less and more of each.
i have checked the Moonlight for slippage since it carries a QSI 583, however i cannot detect any and its position is repeatable, i have disabled smartfocus as per the advice!
any help appreciated, i want to go to bed…