FocusCube


FocusCube
Focus fast, reliable and accurate your telescope by using the “FocusCube

The evolution of technology in astronomy requires a system which will assist the focusing of the telescope with great accuracy. Fast optics and modern camera devices require automatic focusing in every small period of time as temperature can affect focal length and modify the optimal focus position. Pegasus FocusCube has been developed to meet these requirements.

Designed in high quality with modern electronics it can provide digital precise focus control from a PC.

FocusCube includes a stepper motor for absolute position focusing. Electronics and stepper motor are enclosed in a compact sized box.

Do not be fooled by its size! This device can easily lift more than 4kg of imaging equipment when the telescope points to the zenith!

This stepper motor is a high resolution geared stepper motor (Step Angle 7.5, Deg 120, Gear Ration 1:120). Its gearbox has very low backlash and high torque suitable to focus in micron scale!

You only need this device to focus! Attach the FocusCube to your refractor / reflector/ SCT telescope, plug the power and a USB cable, download ASCOM drivers or standalone software and you are ready to go!


IMPORTANT NOTE

FocusCube is a standalone device and includes controller functionalityNo physical hand controller is included or required.
DO NOT pair it with the Dual Motor Focus Controller or any other controller in the market.
The RJ45 port on the left is only for external accessories and for the temperature probe.


 

Universal Bracket

SCT Bracket for Celestron C6, 8, 9.25, 11, 13 (Including Edge Models)

 

 

 


Two bracket versions

You can select  “Universal” bracket which fits to most focusers in the market or “Celestron 6, 8, 9.25, 11, 13 /Meade” SCT Bracket.

SCT Bracket Version

Temperature Probe

An external digital temperature sensor input is located near the motor connector. A digital probe of one (1) meter length is supplied. The probe can be placed near the focuser so the exact temperature of the focuser / environment can be seen through the supplied software or ASCOM driver (probe is always included in the package)

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Expansion Port / Manual Focus (optional accessory)

FocusCube includes an expansion RJ45 port on the left side.  This port provides input for the temperature sensor. Our plan is to offer an optional handset for manual focus control in the nearest future for those who might want to add this functionality.

ASCOM support

The controller is fully compatible with ASCOM 6.

ascom_dmfc

INDI (Open Astronomy Instrumentation) compliant

Pegasus driver is included with libindi >= 1.5.1
Official Indi Driver : http://indilib.org/devices/focusers/pegasus-dmfc.html

Standalone program supported

The controller can be operated by the standalone software. (Only available for Windows)

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USB cable included

A 1.8m USB Type B cable is included in the standard package.

Firmware upgrade support

Controller firmware supports re-programming via the USB 2.0 connection using upgrade software, for future upgrades which may become available. We constantly receive feedback from our customers and keep updating the firmware and software with new features.

2 Years warranty

For the FocusCube device including the temperature sensor.

Compact size

55 x 55 x 45 mm

Supply Voltage 12V DC
Motor Compatibility Stepper Motor is in the box
Motor Output None ( Stepper Motor is in the box)
USB Connectivity USB 2.0 Type B plug
Thermal Sensor Resolution 9-bit Celsius temperature measurements
Power Input Connector 2.1mm Centre Positive Socket
Motor Specs High resolution geared stepper motor (Step Angle 7.5, Deg 120, Gear Ration 1:120). Its gearbox has very low backlash and high torque suitable to focus in micron scale.
Dimensions 55 mm x 55 mm x 45 mm
FocusCube (L Universal Bracket or SCT Bracket)
Temperature Sensor (0.6m)
USB type B Cable (1.8m)
Cigarette Lighter Adapter (3A fused)
Different sizes of Screws and Spacers

Motor kit Installation howto on different focusers


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