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autofocuser & Baader steeltrack for newtonians

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Hi, I'm interested in getting a Baader steeltrack with steeldrive motorised system for my Skywatcher 200p but is it true that the setup is only suitable for refractors and SCT. If so, how come it won't fit a Newt? And if it can, would I really need a hand controller as I'd only need it for imaging?

If there are any other owners of the 200p that have auto focus, what setup do you have?

All help is greatly appreciated.

Phil

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I think there is Steeltrack Diamond for newtonians https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p8215_Baader-2--Diamond-Steeltrack-Newtonian-Focuser.html and in accessories there is motor with controller for it https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p8559_Baader-Diamond-Steeldrive-Drive-System-with-Control-Box.html . I haven't used it, but it looks that you can control it from PC as well.

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Hi Phil,

There is Diamond SteelTrack for Newtonians available....I have one installed on my Quattro, and it's a great step up from the stock Skywatcher focuser. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/baader-diamond-steeltrack-focusers/baader-steeltrack-diamond-nt-for-newtonians.html

The autofocuser (SteelDrive) for this is currently unavailable however! I've been waiting for some while for the newly designed replacement to become available, which (according to Mr Baader himself....)should be pretty soon, though if it doesn't materialise soon I may well opt for the Sesto Senso...which is looking good..https://www.primalucelab.com/astronomy/sesto-senso-robotic-focusing-motor.html

Witney based?....me too?

Steve

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Thanks Steve, seems really weird that Baader didn't sort it before it was launched. I must say, the Sesto looks quite brilliant. I was considering that or maybe the Pegasus.

P.

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Hi Phil,

Actualy there was a SteelDrive released along with the new Diamond SteelTrack, but there were apparently lots of issues with it and it was withdrawn..

Steve

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I have the Baader focuser on my Orion 8" newt and have fitted a DIY arduino ascom focuser with it and have had no issues.  I did want to get the Baader one but 1-it was withdrawn and 2-I could not justify the cost of it when I could build one for £35 or there about and it does the same thing.

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