Prodigy Microfocuser

Estimated production: 2Q/2021

Prodigy is our new 3” robotic microfocuser. It includes the electronics and an accurate motor allowing you to precisely focus your telescope.

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”.

Prodigy includes 2xUSB2 switchable ports and 2x12V switchable power outputs that provide electric “juice” to your equipment close to the focuser (e.g Filter Wheel, Guiding camera etc).

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.

Innovative design supporting highweight loads

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

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.

Available Adapters for many telescopes

Prodigy has been designed to support out of the box the thread type and apperture of the Celestron SCT Edge 11”& 14”.
Of course, we are going to provide adapters for known telescope brands.

[Stay tuned for available adapter list]

Industrial grade USB Hub and Power Ports

At the side of the focuser you can locate:

  • 2 x 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 power outputs
    Each port 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.


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.

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Expansion Port / Manual Focus (optional accessory)

Prodigy has an expansion RJ45 port on the side of the enclosure.  This port allows the connectivity of our “upcoming” hand controller for this product.

Standalone program available

Prodigy Microfocuser can be operated by our standalone software.
(Only available for Windows OS).

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.

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)
Cigarette Lighter Adapter (10A fused)
2 x USB2 (angled) (0.5m length)
2 x 2.1mm Power cord (0.5m length)
Mechanical Drawing