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High precision focusers for astronomy
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Introduction

1. The first MicroFocuser was developed in 1999 and was patented in the same year on the national territory. It can be considered the very first digital control focuser with position display and stepper-motor control, for amateur use. In 2001, the “MF Digital PC” was produced, and is powered by a microprocessor that could be controlled by PC through the serial cable. In 2003, the “MF Digital Net” was born: it can be moved by a PC and can control other focusers as well (of same type as MF Digital Net), thanks to the RS485 protocol connection between the control box and all the focusers. The cable can easily reach 500 meters length, without any trouble. Successively in 2007 there was the need to produce a 3.5 inch focuser, to meet the producers and owners of large telescopes, models "Analogic_PC" and "Digital_Net". The newest hardware release in 2013.
2. At present, there are two kinds of models: the MFD_NET model with stepper motor endowed with micron definition and position visualization, and MFA_PC with DC motor. The latter has a lower definition, without digital read out. Both of them can be produced for Schmidt-Cassegrain 20 mm, well also adaptable to different refractors, and 40 mm for Newton systems, the 60 mm are discontinued production.
3. Precision focusers for a very accurate focusing in any condition. Precision is fundamental for all applications but, above all, for high resolution imaging. Reliability is the main feature of the MicroFocuser, principally, the high-tech production and engineering. All the focuser components are produced with  digital control machines CNC technology.


MicroFocuser Analogic - 1999

  • DC motor engine
  • Variable speed
  • Schmidt-Cassegrain and Newton models
  • Maximum travel, 10 mm for S/C and 40 mm for Newton model
No longer in production
MicroFocuser Digital - 1999

  • Stepper micromotor P110
  • Variable speed with digital readout
  • Schmidt-Cassegrain and Newton models
  • Maximum travel, 10 mm for S/C and 40 mm for Newton model
  • micrometric resolution
  • The first one with step motor
No longer in production
MicroFocuser Digital_PC - 2001

  • Stepper micromotor P110
  • Variable speed with digital readout
  • Position control also thru PC
  • Schmidt-Cassegrain and Newton models
  • Maximum travel, 10 mm for S/C and 40 mm for Newtonians
  • micrometric resolution
  • Outside temperature probe
No longer in production
MicroFocuser Digital_Net - since 2003

2013 newest hardware release
  • Stepper micromotor P110
  • Variable speed with digital readout
  • Setting and storing of units
  • Backlash recovery
  • Position control also thru PC
  • Schmidt-Cassegrain and Newton models - adaptable to refractors
  • Maximum travel, 20 mm for S/C and 40 mm for Newtonians
  • Micrometric resolution
  • Temperature probe
  • ASCOM compatible
MicroFocuser Analogic_PC - since 2003

2013 newest hardware release
  • DC micromotor
  • Variable speed with digital control
  • Electronic lock to prevent slippage
  • Position control also thru PC
  • Model for S/C and Newton - adaptable to refractors
  • Maximum travel, 20 mm S/C and 40 mm for Newtonians
  • Movement pulsed or continuous (only from PC)
  • Temperature probe (visualized from PC only)
  • ASCOM compatible


MicroFocuser Big 35 Digital_Net and Analogic_PC - since 2007

2013 newest hardware release
  • Stepper micromotor Arsape AM2224 (Digital_Net only)
  • Great diameter, 3.5 inches
  • Variable speed with digital readout (Digital_Net only)
  • Setting and storing of units (Digital_Net only)
  • Backlash recovery (Digital_Net only)
  • Position control also thru PC (readout, with Digital_Net)
  • Maximum travel, 40 mm
  • Micrometric resolution (Digital_Net only)
  • Temperature probe
  • ASCOM V1 compatible
 
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