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Old 08-04-2010, 08:58 PM
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mldee (Mike)
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Hyperstar & WO FF IV arrived today

Not into H's league yet with the SBIG, good on you mate.

Anyway, I've got a week or so of playing around with these two new bits, The Hyperstar obviously for my C8, and the WO FF IV for my Megrez 80II triplet, both to be used with a plain vanilla QHY8 until I upgrade to a QHY8 Pro for the hyperstar.

I don't see myself in the market for a heavier camera + filter for some time. ( I would kinda like to learn Ha + OSC).

My question is this: Everything else in my obs is now capable of remote control from the house via Remote Desktop. I would like to upgrade the Megrez focuser to a motorised one as well, for indoor control via my FCUSB controller.

So what would be a reasonably economical approach to motorizing the Megrez? FT, Moonlight, DIY?
(I've done some DIY motor focusers for GSO gear, they seemed OK, but perhaps a little better would be good for the Megrez).
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