Astro ramblings

New hardware arrives for Rigel motorized focusing of Esprit 100

Just a quick post… The mounting hardware for the motorized focusing on my new Esprit triplet finally arrived. With some modifications its installed now and ready for tonight. This allows the imaging software to automatically adjust focus position per filter. I don’t have to manually adjust by turning the knobs. The software does it once it knows what proper focus is for each filter, Ha, R-G-B.

I’m using the Rigel nStep-USB motorized focusing. You can view the Rigel Systems website here:

Shawn Nielsen

My story began nearly 40 years ago looking up at the Moon with a small collapsible telescope my Father had. Encouraged by my parents, who bought me my very own telescope, a 4.5" reflector, I began to explore the night sky from my family home backyard. Today I do astrophotography from my home in Kitchener, Ontario and also with remote telescopes located in New Mexico and Australia. Some of my images have won awards and have been featured online and in magazines.

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