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. 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.
Prodigy houses 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
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 telescopes
Prodigy Microfocuser can accept different types of telescope adapters. The adapter can be securely mounted and aligned on user’s preference.
Available (optional) adapters for telescope connection are:
- Celestron SCT Edge C11, C14 (SKU: PEG-PRDG-C11)
– 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.
- 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)
- Takahashi ED-FSQ 85
- Skywatcher ESPRIT 100
[please contact us for inquiries about other telescope adapters]
You can also download this 3d step file and modify the telescope side of the adapter based on your needs (aperture / thread and backfocus).
Industrial grade USB Hub and Power Ports
At the side of the focuser you can locate:
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.
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 (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.
Prodigy Microfocuser weights 1.5Kg / 3.3lbs
In the box
|M54 Male to M54 Male Adapter|
|M54 Male to M48 Male Adapter|
|Temperature Sensor (0.6m)|
|USB type B Cable (1.8m)|
|2 x USB2 (angled) (0.5m length)|
|2 x 2.1mm Power cord (0.5m length)|
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