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SharpSky PRO Focuser

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SharpSky PRO Focuser was created by crose01

I have a SharpSky PRO Focuser on my imaging setup. Is there a LINUX driver for this focuser or should I use a generic USB focuser?

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3 years 4 days ago #9254

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Replied by knro on topic SharpSky PRO Focuser

There is no INDI driver for it, you can ask the manufacturer for documentation on controlling the focuser.
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Replied by crose01 on topic SharpSky PRO Focuser

Thanks for your reply Jasem. I've emailed Dave Trewen if he has an INDI compatible driver for this focuser. It could be that it is compatible with the ROBO focus
as it shares some common components. If we can get the specifics would it be easy to write a driver for it?

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3 years 4 days ago #9257

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Replied by knro on topic SharpSky PRO Focuser

If there is a documented protocol then developing a driver wouldn't be too difficult.
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Replied by crose01 on topic SharpSky PRO Focuser

I just heard through the grapevine that there is a Windows10 DISTI for the Raspberry Pi. I was wondering
If I could run this with the ASCOM Drivers for my SharpSky PRO and the WINDI wrapper would EKOS and the
INDI Server work with this setup?

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Replied by TeeJay on topic SharpSky PRO Focuser

No that does not work. Windows 10 for RPi is a special version without GUI and pretty much every software for Windows including ASCOM and WINDI are compiled for x86 or amd64 and do not run on arm. You need special developed software for Win10 on RPi. ;-)

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Replied by crose01 on topic SharpSky PRO Focuser

So would one of these new Kangaroo Windows Devices work www.kangaroo.cc/ I could install ASCOM and WINDI and in theory
I could be good to go?
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Replied by lazjen on topic SharpSky PRO Focuser

Have you tried connecting it as if it's a MoonLite or Robofocus unit? According to the website, it's compatible with the protocols of those 2.
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Replied by Fellside on topic SharpSky PRO Focuser

lazjen wrote: Have you tried connecting it as if it's a MoonLite or Robofocus unit? According to the website, it's compatible with the protocols of those 2.

Hi
Has anyone tried one of the SharpSky focuser`s with either the Moonlite or Robofocus INDI driver, as suggested here?
Sharpsky pro is a very nice little focuser unit. I also includes a four channel dew heater controller to the same box. It would be great to get it working with INDI.

Thanks, Graham
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Replied by lazjen on topic SharpSky PRO Focuser

I think I did try but had no luck at the time.

I might give it another go, but I'm not hopeful it will work.

I am unsure exactly what was meant wrt to the capability statement now.
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Replied by crose01 on topic SharpSky PRO Focuser

I’ve not tried it y t. I have one and will give it a go
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Replied by lazjen on topic SharpSky PRO Focuser

RoboFocus driver doesn't even connect or recognize it

The Moonlite driver did recognize it and connected, but nothing worked. Couldn't change focus, it couldn't read the temperature, etc.

I tried to contact the maker again, but with no luck.

Assuming nothing changes, I strongly suggest NOT buying this focuser - which is a shame, because it is a neat unit, bundled with the dew heater controller as well.
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