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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Mounts - Equatorial > Classified #149499

For Sale: PCFocus Box (* Sold)

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This is a PCFocus interface box sold through Adirondack for $295 (check their site for full specs). Here's a quick description:

PCFocus provides hardware and software to control motorized focusers (LX-200 & NGF-S w/DRO) with a personal computer, either locally or remotely.  The software is available as a standalone application and an AstroArt plug-in.

All drivers and manuals are available on Aquest's site and there is also a helpful Yahoo listserve group devoted to it. PCFocus is often sold as a package with FocusAide which is an autofocus application and is NOT included in this package, however a free trial is available for downloading.

The PCFocus box does the following:

- Allows motorized focusers to be controlled from a personal computer's serial port -  (works with USB to serial converters)

- Consists of a hardware (control/interface unit, cables, battery, and 12V power supply) and utility software

- Operates in Direct or LX-200 mode

- Gives any JMI focuser with encoder a serial port interface

- Parameter settings function for fine-tuning focuser operation

- Precise "go-to" focuser positioning down to resolution of optical encoder (e.g. JMI NGFS with 2160 encoder to approximately 0.0005" of focuser travel)

- Course and fine focus with digital on-screen readout.

- Automatic backlash correction

- Focuser can still be manually controlled via hand control unit supplied with focuser or LX-200 handset.  On-screen digital readout of focuser position is still operative

- Can be used locally or remotely, including over the Internet

- Control unit operates from internal 9V battery or external 12V power source (wall transformer supplied).

- Serial port is pass-thru allowing other devices to utilize the same serial port connection

- Works with USB to serial port converters


PcFocus - $150 shipped - CONUS. (PayPal, mo, checks fine)

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