For anyone who has not seen this, check it out and distribute to your clubs:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeesaWU3wLo&t=4013s

Jasem, Rob, Eric and Hy, you delivered a great show last night.  It was great for me to see some of you for the first time 'in person'.  

You did a great job advertising Ekos.  As for me, I will send this link to everyone in my club.  Everyone reading this, please do the same.

Cheers and clear skies!

Jo 

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Jose Corazon replied to the topic 'My new telescope: Redcat 51' in the forum. 2 months ago

This is my setup with a WhiteCat51, which is essentially the same as a RecCat51, except that it is white, not red.
I designed and 3D-printed my own autofocuser for it and I am driving it with MyFocuserPro loaded on an Arduino. 
Works like a charm!  Total cost of all materials: ~$ 40 plus an afternoon of soldering. 
 

 
If anyone is interested, I would be happy to share the 3D STL files so you can build one yourself.
I think this design is superior, because it does not use a belt drive.  There is virtually zero backlash in the setup.
And the focus it achieves every time is perfect!  Look at the V-curve in the screenshot.
 

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That's a great tip!  I had not known that either.  Thanks!!!

Jo

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