Autofocuser

Little ASCOM supported autofocuser box with everything you need for pinpoint stars! Now with smaller enclosure, which enables even more freedom when mounting, professionally made electronics, which provides even better longterm reliability and ever growing list of mounting adapters it's still our best value for money autofocusing unit for stress-free sessions. Not finding your focuser on the list of already available mount adapters? No problem - our unique custom adapter design service is still available for a small additional fee.

Details

Features

  ASCOM supported
  custom step size
  always-on option
  settle buffer option
  compact design

You are getting

  Autofocuser
  L bracket
  L bracket screws
  MXL 20T pulley
  EXTRA: mounting adapter
important
recommended power adapter: 12V (2A max) with 5.5mm x 2.1mm plug (not included)
connectivity: Mini USB cable (not included)

Mounting adapters

Skywatcher 200P

B87MXL timing belt

Skywatcher ED80

B87MXL timing belt

Skywatcher ED80 DS-PRO

B87MXL timing belt

TPO 2" Crayford

B87MXL timing belt

WO Zenith Star 61

B93MXL timing belt

WO 60mm photoline

B93MXL timing belt

WO Star 71mm F/4.9

B91MXL timing belt

WO GT71 F/4.7

B91MXL timing belt

WO GT81

B95MXL timing belt

Starlight FeatherTouch 2"

B84MXL timing belt

Baader Diamond Steeltrack

B92MXL timing belt

Altair Astro 6" F9 RC

B91MXL timing belt

JMI Event Horizon EV1n

B87MXL timing belt

Moonlite CF dual speed Crayford

B92MXL timing belt

Opticstar ARX200 f/3.9

B93MXL timing belt


important
For mounting any of adapters to the OTA, client is responsible for providing longer replacement bolts.

Reviews

Tudor Chibacu

Canada

“An awesome piece of gear made by an astrophotographer for astrophotographers. Fully ASCOM ready and custom 3D printed mounting platform”

Ulrich Metz

Germany

“New autofocuser from @deep.sky.dad on my new TS 60 APO. Perfect fit, all i need is a #clearsky.”

Murat Sana

Turkey

“Deepskydad ascom motofocus made by my friend @deep.sky.dad It’s an overkill unit for the price and works flawlessly even in low temperatures.”

“This product is 100% plug-and-play. I copied the suggested settings in SGP and on the very first test run I achieved perfect focus (confirmed with a bahtinov mask). Pavle also worked with me to custom design a mounting plate that seamlessly fit upon arrival. It really is an astrophotographer's dream! ”

“Fantastic, simple to use design, plug and play. Customer support is excellent with regular updates on the build of your custom unit.”

“I was able to collect approximately 40 hrs of exposures and still got enough sleep. I recommended your focuser on local astronomy forum.”

“The APT autofocus routine worked very well straight away and achieved a perfect enough focus on the Pleiades to reveal my slightly twisted spider vane (to be replaced!). All in all the autofocuser worked very well and took about 20 minutes to mount and install.”

“Amazing piece of gear that has seen me leave my rig out all night capturing data while I happily sleep away! I was able to get it working flawlessly with my gear achieving hands off perfect focus.”

The story

Astrophotography can be expensive. You start small, but quickly want upgrade your gear or add new type of item to the setup. Sooner or later you reach a point, where you want to automatize the process with a proper sequencing engine like SGPro for example. For me, that happend when I needed an autofocuser. Since I already wrote a few ASCOM drivers and have basic soldering skills, I decided to make my own budget version of autofocuser.

And so Deep Sky Dad Autofocuser was born! Little ASCOM supported autofocuser box with everything you need for pinpoint stars! Each unit was thoroughly tested in SGPro - be sure to check out our quick tutorial. If you are tempted to make your own, I have written our development procedure.

Order

Autofocuser

free shipping

103
  • 1x autofocuser unit
  • 1x L bracket
  • 1x pulley
  • no mounting*

Autofocuser + adapter

free shipping

123
  • 1x autofocuser unit
  • 1x L bracket
  • 1x pulley
  • 1x timing belt
  • 1x mount adapter***

*mounting not included and is up to the customer. We recommend that you use L bracket that comes with the unit to mount the box to your focuser.
**please contact us in case you need custom designed mount adapter. We can discuss the measurement, possible solutions and timeline for your very own custom 3D printed mount adapter.
***you can choose from already designed and tested mount adapter for a few of the most popular OTA focusers.