nSTEP and STEPPER Motor Kits
nSTEP and STEPPER Motor Kits
nSTEP and STEPPER Motor Kits
nSTEP and STEPPER Motor Kits
nSTEP and STEPPER Motor Kits
nSTEP and STEPPER Motor Kits
nSTEP and STEPPER Motor Kits
nSTEP and STEPPER Motor Kits
nSTEP and STEPPER Motor Kits

Rigel Systems

nSTEP and STEPPER Motor Kits

Regular price
$ 159.95
Sale price
$ 159.95
Unit price

This item is out of stock but you can place an order now and we’ll ship when it becomes available.

  • Many different STEPPER motor & bracket kits for different focusers
  • Both USB and WiFi options for nSTEP controllers


STEPPER Motor Kits

Motorize your focuser with our powerful STEPPER motor for the ultimate in accurate auto-focusing. STEPPER has 0.1 degree step size, easily lifts 8 pounds. STEPPER can be quickly detached for manual focusing. Uses standard 6-wire telephone cable and RJ12 connector.

Got a focuser that's not one of the ones listed on our website? Rigel has probably already done it! With a couple of photos and a few measurements they can make a stepper motor kit that will fit your focuser at no additional cost -- just $109.95. E-mail matt@cloudbreakoptics.com.

nSTEP Controllers

Computerize your STEPPER Focus Motor from your PC!

Fully ASCOM compliant so it will work with popular focus control programs. Can be operated for temperature compensation with the optional temperature sensor (below). Full step and half step control from computer and display of step count. USB and 12V battery power cables included. Software and ASCOM drivers for Windows xp/vista/7/8/10.

Compatible with Rigel Systems, Feathertouch, Robofocus & Moonlite stepper motors (please identify your stepper motor when purchasing).


Design: MODULAR - Buy just the components you need. Affordable upgrade path to more features and online firmware improvements. Unlike all-in-one boxes, Modular design provides easy upgrade or repair of components.

Maturity: Since 2010 with over 1000 installs. Fully checked out for compatibility with the most advanced Autofocus software, including ASCOM and INDI drivers.

Customization: We are responsive to special user needs, such as higher resolution temperature measurements, custom bracket kits for one-of-a-kind and classic telescope focusers at no extra charge.

Tech Support: Prompt. Friendly, responsive via e-mail right here in USA with the owner and our SW/HW guru, as well as via our online forum. We've supported many remote customers in the field as far away as Chile and Australia on a time critical basis.

Stepper Resolution: Gear coupling of stepper to focus shaft provides up to 9,600 steps per revolution in full step mode and 19,200 in half step mode to supply the very fine focus movement required for fast telescopes and camera lenses.

Max Focus Knob Rotation Speed: 17 deg/sec

Power: USB to 12V power cable included FREE for use with any spare USB phone wall charger or powered USB hub to supply 12V DC for the stepper.

Ease of Installation: Bracket kits tailored to each focuser for ease of attachment, each kit contains all the parts needed for each particular focuser.

Adding More Scopes: User can add just a bracket and gear kit ($70) to a new telescope and move the stepper, or add bracket and stepper ($99.95) and just swap the wifi-nSTEP between them.

Temp Sensor: FREE with full controller/stepper package, has its own dedicated port. 0.1 degree C resolution per measurement

Manual Focusing with Focuser Knobs: Gear coupled stepper easily declutched for use of coarse and fine focus knobs.

Added Weight on Telescope: 250 grams

wifi-nSTEP Push-Button Focusing: Integrated two speed push buttons with independent manual speed control. Position kept in sync whether moved by PC or push buttons. 

wifi-nSTEP Focusing from Phone/Tablet: wifi provides full focusing control from Android or Apple phones and tablets using web browser. Position kept in sync whether moved by PC, wifi or push buttons. 

wifi-nSTEP Standalone Operation: Focus using wifi phone or integrated push buttons without PC

Personal Upgrade Path

Buy risk-free: When it’s time to trade up you’ll get the most value for your used gear.