Pegasus Astro FocusCube Focuser Motor - For Celestron 11"/14" SCTs

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Pegasus Astro FocusCube Focuser Motor - For Celestron 11"/14" SCTs

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IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • The FocusCube is a standalone device and includes controller functionality via software. No physical hand controller is included nor is it necessary. However, Pegasus Astro now offers an optional external hand controller (sold separately) for those who want that convenience.
  • DO NOT connect  it with the Dual Motor Focus Controller or any other controller on the market. The RJ45 port on the left is only for external accessories and the temperature probe at this time.

Product Details

Focus your telescope quickly, reliably, and accurately by using the "FocusCube" from Pegasus Astro.

The evolution of technology in astronomy requires a system which will assist the focusing of the telescope with great accuracy. Fast optics and modern camera devices require automatic focusing in every small period of time as temperature can affect focal length and modify the optimal focus position. The Pegasus FocusCube has been developed to meet these requirements.

Designed in high quality with modern electronics, it can provide digital precise focus control from a PC.

FocusCube includes a stepper motor for absolute position focusing. Electronics and stepper motor are enclosed in a compact sized box.

Do not be fooled by its size! This device can easily lift more than 4kg (approx. 8.8 lbs) of imaging equipment when the telescope points to the zenith!

This stepper motor is a high resolution geared stepper motor (Step Angle 7.5, Deg 120, Gear Ration 1:120). Its gearbox has very low backlash and high torque suitable to focus in micron scale!

You only need this device to focus! Attach the FocusCube to your refractor / reflector / SCT telescope, plug the power and a USB cable, download ASCOM drivers or standalone software and you are ready to go! 

Two Bracket Versions
You can select the "Universal" bracket version (sold separately) which fits many focusers on the market, or Celestron/Meade SCT Bracket versions, that are available in two sizes (this item - for larger SCTs).

Temperature Probe
An external digital temperature sensor input is located near the motor connector. A digital probe of one (1) meter length is supplied. The probe can be placed near the focuser so the exact temperature of the focuser / environment can be seen through the supplied software or ASCOM driver (probe always included in package).

Expansion Port / Manual Focus (optional accessory)
FocusCube includes an expansion RJ45 port on the left side. Pegasus plans to offer an optional handset for manual focus control in the future for those who might want to add this functionality at extra cost.

ASCOM Support
The controller is fully compatible with ASCOM 6. 

INDI (Open Astronomy Instrumentation) Compliant
Pegasus driver is included with libindi >= 1.5.1
Official Indi Driver : http://indilib.org/devices/focusers/pegasus-dmfc.html

 

 

Standalone Program Supported
The controller can be operated by the standalone software (Only available for Windows).



USB cable included
A 1.8m USB Type B cable is included in the standard package.

Firmware Upgrade Support
Controller firmware supports re-programming via the USB 2.0 connection using upgrade software, for future upgrades which may become available. We constantly receive feedback from our customers and keep updating the firmware and software with new features.

2 Years Warranty
For the FocusCube device including the temperature sensor.

Compact Size
55 x 55 x 45 mm

 

 

 

Specifications

  • Supply Voltage: 12V DC
  • Motor Compatibility: Stepper Motor in the box
  • USB Connectivity: USB 2.0 Type B plug
  • Thermal Sensor Resolution: 9-bit Celsius temperature measurements
  • Power Input Connector: 2.1mm Centre Positive Socket
  • Motor Specs: 
    • High resolution geared stepper motor (Step Angle 7.5, Deg 120, Gear Ration 1:120). Its gearbox has very low backlash and high torque suitable to focus in micron scale.
  • Dimensions: 55 mm x 55 mm x 45 mm

What's in the Box

  • FocusCube
  • Temperature Sensor (1m)
  • USB type B Cable (1.8m)
  • Cigarette Lighter Adapter
  • Different sizes of Screws and Spacers

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