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So  my birthday just past so money to splash on astro stuff , i will have my 1000D modded by juan at cheapastrophotography and also have ordered an autofocuser from deepsky dad https://deepskydad.com/autofocuser i know they can be done DIY but this is a neat package  and costs about the same as a SW autofocuser and a hitechastro focusmaster and i`m no electronic wizard and pavel seems to have a good product and works with ascom and confirmed it works with APT i will update in a few weeks time when hopefully i will have received and tried out . 

 

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It's my birthday today and nobody has given me any money!! ?

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Just now, Gina said:

It's my birthday today and nobody has given me any money!! ?

happy birthday , waz the big 50 ?

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Happy birthday Gina (card is in the post honest) :) 

bottletopburly, can't be 50 must be 21 surely :) 

 

Jim 

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That is good price for a neat auto focuser, I see Pavel is out of stock - one to watch I think.

Jim 

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1 minute ago, saac said:

That is good price for a neat auto focuser, I see Pavel is out of stock - one to watch I think.

Jim 

yes i think i got the last one his contact email if needed pavle.gartner@gmail.com

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8 minutes ago, Gina said:

It's my birthday today and nobody has given me any money!! ?

Happy Birthday Gina!

Louise

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That looks class. I have a SW autofocuser and was considering buying the hitec kit. Is this different? The SW one isn’t a stepper motor but this is ?

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Just now, bottletopburly said:

yes basically this is arduino unit and ascom compliant 

I’ve seen this term arduino but it’s not one I’m familiar with! 

Sounds like this is a better alternative to the SW + Hitec?

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5 minutes ago, tooth_dr said:

I’ve seen this term arduino but it’s not one I’m familiar with! 

Sounds like this is a better alternative to the SW + Hitec?

Affirmative

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4 hours ago, Gina said:

It's my birthday today and nobody has given me any money!! ?

Happy belated birthday Gina.

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10 hours ago, tooth_dr said:

I’ve seen this term arduino but it’s not one I’m familiar with! 

Sounds like this is a better alternative to the SW + Hitec?

Can’t be used manually only via a computer, something to bear in mind 

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1 hour ago, bottletopburly said:

Can’t be used manually only via a computer, something to bear in mind 

Sounds even better! Hopefully he makes more stock soon.  What colour are you getting?

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7 minutes ago, tooth_dr said:

Sounds even better! Hopefully he makes more stock soon.  What colour are you getting?

What ever colour turns up ??

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29 minutes ago, david_taurus83 said:

That looks mint! Is there ever a point when one has enough astro gear? I can't seem to get there!

I want one now! You can never have enough gear. 

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On 22/07/2018 at 07:06, bottletopburly said:

Can’t be used manually only via a computer, something to bear in mind 

I wondered whether the stepper motor would freewheel if no power was applied, perhaps aloowing you to manually adjust focus with the focus knob at the other end of spindle. 

Can anyone confirm this? 

Thanks, 

Ady

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28 minutes ago, adyj1 said:

I wondered whether the stepper motor would freewheel if no power was applied, perhaps aloowing you to manually adjust focus with the focus knob at the other end of spindle. 

Can anyone confirm this? 

Thanks, 

Ady

 Not sure Ask Pavel ,email  address in msg above  maybe he could do a hand controller version 

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29 minutes ago, bottletopburly said:

 Seems same price I paid 109 Euro £101 del 

Thanks! I’m doting. Thought it was €99, maybe I done the conversion into £ and rounded it down (man maths) ?

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