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Motorized Samyang focuser prototype, 





    
        

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Motorized Samyang focuser prototype

Description

Testing in live conditions a homemade motorized Samy focuser.
Prototype version for now. A 5V stepper motor is screwed on a rig which stands between the Novoflex tripod collar and the Skywatcher L-bracket.
The motor is controlled by an Arduino. Commands are sent from the PC.
Very few vibrations and shaking ! This is very usefull to focus the pair [Samy + ASI camera].

Next step is to replace the Arduino board by a smaller board and to add controls (buttons or remote control from the smartphone).
Another option is to put an ASCOM driver on the board and try to do auto focusing :-)

About the Pleiades image : not enough integration time ! :-)

Last revision : final version with Wemos D1 board. Rotation is controlled from a web browser (from smartphone, tablet or computer).

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