A must have for successful astrophotography sessions

Prodigy Microfocuser is a robust clear 3-inch robotic focuser which allows you to precisely and remotely control the focus of your telescope setup.

Its sturdy mechanical design ensures that Prodigy Microfocuser can lift up to 10Kg of equipment, dead accurate and flexure free. Focuser has a 25mm of draw tube travel and a clear aperture of 76mm / 3”.

The full 3-inch focuser drawtube accepts different types of telescope adapters such as Celestron SCT Edge, GSO RC types and refractor types.

Prodigy Micro Focuser

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Zero Motor Backlash

Embedded stepper motor design ensures a smooth, low noise and backlash free operation. V-Curve points during automatic focus procedure are dead accurate.

Clear aperture of 3 inches

Prodigy Microfocuser has a clear aperture of 3 inches or 76mm.
Its drawtube can travel up to 25mm

Adjustable Rotation

Focuser allows adjustable rotation / precise orientation on both sides. This helps you to easily fit the microfocuser to your telescope and also place your camera with the desired orientation.

Supporting Highweight Loads

ZERO Flex at up to 10Kg (22lb)

Prodigy Microfocuser is not a Crayford neither a Rack & Pinion type. Its innovative mechanical focus design provides very high load support and accuracy with zero maintenance. Prodigy Microfocuser can easily lift up to 10Kg (22lb) of imaging equipment with zero flex

Available Adapters for telescopes

Prodigy Microfocuser can accept different types of telescope adapters. The adapter can be securely mounted and aligned on user’s preference.

Adding the focuser to adapter by using 4 x M4 screws

Available (optional) adapters for telescope connection are:

Celestron SCT Edge C11, C14
Can be used to Celestron Edge C 9.25 in combination with Celestron’s focal reducer only. Focal reducer has to be mounted first on the telescope.
(SKU: PEG-PRDG-C11)

Pegasus Astro Prodigy Microfocuser Adapter

GSO, Astrotech, Omegon, Altair, TS or similar
RC 10”, 12” , 14”, 16”
(SKU: PEG-PRDG-GSO117)

GSO, Astrotech, Omegon, Altair, TS or similar
RC 8

(SKU: PEG-PRDG-GSO90)

Newtonian 10-inch (SKU: PEG-PRDG-NEWT10)
Mechanical Drawing

Newtonian 12-inch (SKU: PEG-PRDG-NEWT12)
Mechanical Drawing

Pegasus Astro Prodigy Microfocuser Adapter

[Please contact us for inquiries about other telescope adapters]

Industrial grade USB Hub and Power Ports

At the side of the Prodigy Microfocuser you can locate:

Pegasus Astro Prodigy Microfocuser Power + USB output

2 x Switchable USB2 ports
allowing the connectivity of equipment close to your focuser such as a Filter Wheel, a guiding camera, a motorized OAG etc.

2 x 12V Switchable Power outputs
Each output (2.1mm) can output up to 4Amps

A neat feature to tide up your USB and Power cables.
Each of these ports, USB or Power, can be switched ON/ OFF via the supplied software.

Additional Information

Temperature Probe

An external digital temperature sensor input is located on the side of the focuser. A digital temperature sensor is included in the package. 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.

Expansion Port / Manual Focus

Prodigy has an expansion RJ45 port on the side of the enclosure. This port allows the connectivity of our “EZY Focus Hand Controller” for this product. This is an Optional Accessory

ASCOM and INDI support

Prodigy Microfocuser supports latest ASCOM and INDI framework.

Firmware upgrade support

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

Weight

Prodigy Microfocuser weights 1.5Kg / 3.3lbs

Unity Plaftorm support

Prodigy Microfocuser is controlled and configured from our Unity platform

Software

Pegasus Astro Unity Platform is our new all around application. Our goal is to provide a robust and modern application that is going to support current and future products under one roof.

A modern frontend allows the full control of all Pegasus Astro devices.
Moreover, a REST JSON api helps developers from 3rd party software to interact with our products.
As we continuously develop our applications, based on customer feedback, lots of innovative features are going to be added in upcoming releases.

In the Box

  • Prodigy Microfocuser

  • M54 Male to M54 Male Adapter

  • M54 Male to M48 Male Adapter

  • Temperature Sensor (0.6m)

  • USB type B Cable (1.8m)

  • 2 x 2.1mm Power cord (0.5m length)

  • 2 x USB2 (angled) (0.5m length)

Mechanical Drawing

Please note that backfocus is 80mm (when drawtube is fully inside) without any telescope adapters.
When you place a telescope adapter the total backfocus increases.

Technical Specifications

Input Power Voltage (12- 13.8VDC)  / 1.5Amp minimum
Input Socket 2.1mm / up to 10Amps (120W)
Camera Side Mount Different Adapters Available
Controller Embedded in device
Thickness 71.7 mm
Drawtube Travel 25 mm
Weight 1.5 Kg
Supported Load 10 Kg
Clear Apperture 76 mm
Stepper Motor Bipolar Motor with belt reduction
USB Ports 2 x USB2 Switchable (ON/OFF) via software
Power Outputs 2 x 2.1mm Switchable (ON/OFF via software) – 4Amps each port
Step Count 12000 *In Full step drive of motor

Documentation & Software

FAQ

What is Prodigy2022-03-14T20:58:44+02:00

Prodigy Microfocuser is a robust clear 3-inch robotic focuser which allows you to precisely and remotely control the focus of your telescope setup.

Its sturdy mechanical design ensures that Prodigy Microfocuser can lift up to 10Kg of equipment, dead accurate and flexure free. Focuser has a 25mm of draw tube travel and a clear aperture of 76mm / 3”.

The full 3-inch focuser drawtube accepts different types of telescope adapters such as Celestron SCT Edge, GSO RC types and refractor types.

It is compatible to my Telescope?2022-05-18T14:16:09+02:00
Adding the focuser to adapter by using 4 x M4 screws

You need an adapter to connect your telescope with the Prodigy.  Prodigy Microfocuser can accept different types of telescope adapters. The adapter can be securely mounted and aligned on user’s preference.

2022-08-26T22:41:18+02:00
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