Focusing with Meade Microfocuser


#1

Just wondering if there any users out there that are able to use Meade’s microfocuser in SGP. The focuser would be connected via ASCOM but I am not sure if this focuser would work with SGP for the auto focus component

I am looking at getting SGP but I need to know if this focuser is compatible

Thanks
Robin


#2

Is anyone available to chime in on this?
Thanks
Robin


#3

The Meade Zero Shift focuser is a DC motor. It doesn’t work with SGP…at least I haven’t got mine to work. But try this link for the USB focus controller that should work. Going to order one for myself soon.
http://www.store.shoestringastronomy.com/products.htm

Clear Skies!
John


#4

I can control the focuser using the ASCOM platform. I am currently using BYEOS for my Canon camera and I can control the focuser within BYEOS via ASCOM
Would this make it possible or am I going way deep into the rabbit :rabbit2: hole
Thanks
Robin


#5

SGP doesn’t(yet) have the ability to control “relative position” focusers ie DC motors. I think the shoestring astronomy usb controller would fool the SGP into thinking it is an absolute focuser. I am going to buy one soon, will post the results here.
John


#6

Perfect
Thanks a bunch
Robin


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