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The Focus Motor for SCT & EdgeHD provides electronic focusing for Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain (SCT) and EdgeHD telescope optical tubes. With the focus motor installed, you can bring celestial objects into sharp, precise focus using your telescope’s hand controller or a computer instead of using the focuser knob. A focus motor is great for visual observers who want to dial in exact focus (especially those with dexterity issues) and a must-have accessory for astroimagers. With a motorized focuser installed, an astroimager no longer needs to be physically near the telescope to focus an image. Combined with computerized control of the mount and camera, the focus motor enables the imager to gather data remotely from a backyard observatory, or even a telescope located hundreds of miles away. As an added bonus, port covers protect the ports while not in use, and the covers cannot be lost due to the tethered design.
Compatible Optical Tubes
The focus motor is compatible with all SCTs from 6” to 14” in aperture that have been produced since the year 2006. It is not compatible with 5” SCTs or older models. It is compatible with the 8” Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (RASA), the 36cm RASA, the 7” Maksutov-Cassegrain, and all the EdgeHD optical tubes. It can also be used with the 11” RASA, but requires the Focuser Retrofit Kit for RASA 11.
For 6” Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes only, the Off-Axis Guider (#93648) cannot be used when the focus motor is installed due to mechanical interferences.
There are three options for powering your Celestron Focus Motor:
|Focus Motor Quick Setup Guide|
|Focus Motor 94155-A Manual|
|Software & Firmware:|
|Celestron Focuser Utility Program|
|Focuser ASCOM Driver|
|Other Product Files:|
|Focus Motor Dimensions|
|Focus Motor Installation for the RASA 36cm|
Celestron offers a free Focuser Utility program for computer control. The Celestron PWI software can also control the focus motor. To use third-party focuser control software, an ASCOM driver is needed.
|Motor:||DC servo motor|
|Spur gears||Brass, 1:1 gear ratio, 35.2mm diameter, 42 teeth|
|Focuser shaft coupler||Aluminum clamping sleeve|
|Microprocessor||NXP Kinetis series, Arm Coretex-M4 core|
|AUX port power||Powered by Celestron computerized mount AUX port, connecting cable supplied|
|USB port power||USB3 or USB2 providing at least 900mA|
|DC jack power||12V DC, 1A, 5.5mm/2.1mm tip positive plug|
|Compatibility||All SCTs produced after 2006 except 5" SCT, all EdgeHD, RASA 8", RASA 36cm, 7" Mak-Cass|
|Speed rates||8°/sec , 32°/sec , 128°/sec|
|Focuser Steps per Revolution||1000 steps|
15 oz (.42 kg)