Hi Magnus,

the mini-stepper has an internal gearbox and has power enough if you will use a dual speed focusser (I use a Skywatcher 200PDS/1000 as well as a SVBONY 80/560mm APO).

www.thingiverse.com/thing:5160482
www.thingiverse.com/thing:5147337

I`m using the 5V version of the motor but there are also 12V versions. The stepper-driver boards let you select internal 5V or external 12V.There is some information about different versions of this stepper in the web, but cannot find them anymore.

The Arduino sketch starts smoothly and speeds up and slows down smoothly at the end. If you change the code on 1 line you can change the speed.
I patched an old version of the code, added a speed-switch and I'm able to select 2 different speeds as well as manual mode by pressing one of buttons.
But meanwhile I have seen that is not neccessary to have different speeds.However it is not possible to select different speeds in INDI.

The Moonlite protocol is used not allowing different speeds.If you have found the correct focus position it will not be neccessary to go long ways with focusser, especially with the Newton you need a close focus position when starting auto-focus.
Otherweise auto-focus will not work.

Cheers,
Hardy

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I build several simple focusser.-controllers based on Arduino-NANO from this source: github.com/fehlfarbe/arduino-motorfocus
Used always the simple stepper-motor.

Cheers
Hardy

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I did not update to the latest release so I cannot confirm this issue on my Touptek OEM cameras (OMEGON veTEC533 and 571) at the moment.
However I had this behaviour one or two releases before. The solution was to remove the camera from the profil, save the profil, re-select the driver again and save the profil.
After that procedure the problem has gone.
Maybe it helps.

Cheers
Hardy

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Hartmut replied to the topic 'Eqmod goto rate' in the forum. 2 months ago

ahh, ok, thought it`s just this parameter. When I used EQMOD under ASCOM I changed the value in the EQMOD config-File. There was an older version of EQMOD without the slider you show in the screenshot.
That was simple...

So let´s hope...

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Hartmut replied to the topic 'Eqmod goto rate' in the forum. 2 months ago

Hi Mariusz,

thanks for that request! I would like to see that feature too.
Reducing the max. speed of an EQ6 only a little bit reduces the noisy sound a lot.

I think I found the parameter in the code: github.com/indilib/indi-3rdparty/blob/ma...i-eqmod/skywatcher.h
Code Line 141: static constexpr double MAX_RATE = 800.0;

However I'm not a coder and cannot change that parameter since I do not know how to compile.

So we've to wait if anyone of experts will give us that feature...would be great!

Regards,
Hardy

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Hartmut replied to the topic 'Post your INDI Setup!' in the forum. 4 months ago

One of my SetUps.
- This one with TS EDPH II 61/274mm (incl. Flattener)
- on EQ6R-PRO
- OMEGON veTEC533c with Optonlong L-eNhance or IDAS LPS-D3 filter
- SVBONY 165 with ASI120MM-Mini
- RPi4 Astroberry with external SSD
- additional Router (Repeater) TP-Link
- GPS on one leg
- 230V to 12V Box





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