Pegasus Astro FocusCube 3 Universal
Introducing the Pegasus Astro FocusCube 3, our cutting-edge solution for achieving fast, reliable, and precise focusing of your telescope in the ever-evolving field of astro-photography. In an era where fast optics and advanced camera devices are essential, maintaining accurate focus is paramount.
Below features collectively make FocusCube 3 a versatile and user-friendly device for achieving accurate and repeatable focus in astronomy, catering to both automated and manual control preferences.
- Fast and Precise Focusing: Swift and accurate focusing for modern telescopes and cameras.
- Automated Focusing with Temperature Compensation: Maintains optimal focus by automatically adjusting for temperature changes.
- High Torque Motor: Can lift up to 6 kg even when pointing at zenith.
- Low Backlash: Minimized play for precise focus v-curve points.
- Universal Bracket: Fits various focusers (4mm to 8mm couplers included).
- Digital Temperature Sensor: Monitors ambient temperature changes.
- USB-C Connectivity: Single cable for power and data.
- Wi-Fi Enabled: Hotspot and wireless 2.4GHz client support.
- Web Browser Access: Control via web browser on any device, making it OS-independent.
- ASCOM Alpaca Support: Seamless integration with popular software.
- Firmware Upgradability: Future-proof with software updates.
- Optional External Hand Controller: Ideal for visual observers who prefer manual control.
Adjustable and Universal Bracket for Seamless Focuser Compatibility
This versatile Universal bracket features custom-made holes and rails, meticulously designed to ensure
seamless integration with any telescope system.
Whether you have a refractor, reflector, or any other telescope type, the FocusCube 3’s bracket can be effortlessly adjusted to meet your exact needs.
High resolution Geared Stepper Motor
Equipped with a high-resolution stepper motor coupled with a robust gearbox, delivering an exceptional level of torque that can effortlessly lift and support telescope equipment weighing up to 6 kg, even when pointing at the zenith. What sets this motor system apart is its meticulous attention to precision, as the backlash has been meticulously minimized to achieve very low values.
Solid Motor Couplers In Package
Package features a selection of five solid motor couplers, each featuring a different bore size. This thoughtful provision allows you to precisely match the coupler to your telescope focuser’s shaft, ensuring a secure and snug fit.
With options ranging from 4mm to 8mm couplers, you have the flexibility to seamlessly integrate the FocusCube 3 with a wide range of telescope setups.
USB & Wi-Fi Connectivity
The FocusCube 3 offers streamlined convenience with a single USB-C cable for both power and data, reducing complexity in your telescope setup. Additionally, it’s Wi-Fi enabled, allowing you to control and monitor focus remotely from your mobile phone.
Notably, you can operate it simultaneously with USB or Wi-Fi, providing flexibility and ease of use for astronomers, all from the convenience of your smartphone.
Successful installation on the following telescopes.
The installation of the Universal L bracket on a wide range of telescope focusers has proven to be exceptionally straightforward and swift, ensuring a hassle-free experience for users.
- Altair Telescope Focuser
- Baader Diamond Steeltrack
- Baader Steeltrack
- Explore Scientific Focuser
- Askar Telescopes Focusers
- MoonLite Focusers
- Skywatcher Esprit Series Focuser
- Starlight Feathertouch Series
- Stellarvue Focusers
- Takahashi FS-60, TSA-120, Epsilon Focusers
- Takahashi FSQ & TOA Focuser
- Vixen ED81S
- William Optics GT71
- William Optics RedCat
Accurate and Repeatable Focus V-Curves with FocusCube 3
FocusCube v3 Harmonizes with Leading Imaging Suites – NINA, SGPro, Voyager, APT, MaximDL, and More!
Effortless V-Curve Autofocus: A Piece of Cake with FocusCube v3
The V-Curve results achieved with the FocusCube 3 are consistently accurate and reliably repeatable every time the autofocus routine is initiated.
The FocusCube 3 offers a hassle-free “focus and forget” operation, allowing you to set their focus parameters and continue you observations without constant manual adjustments.
ASCOM Alpaca Native Support
FocusCube 3 offers Alpaca native support and a convenient web interface for easy smartphone control of your device.
ASCOM Alpaca outshines classic ASCOM drivers with its platform independence, modern web standards, streamlined installation, remote control capabilities, extensibility, and open-source options. This ensures superior compatibility and user-friendly performance, making it the preferred choice for advanced astronomy applications.
FocusCube 3 comes equipped with an integrated web server that seamlessly communicates with Alpaca clients natively. This integration enhances the user experience by providing easy access to telescope focus control through ASCOM Alpaca but also monitoring from any device with a web browser such as a smart phone.
Connect to the FocusCube hotspot for instant access to your focuser’s control.
Upon connecting to the FocusCube hotspot, the focuser control is automatically spawned for immediate use. Furthermore, you can conveniently access it from any web browser by simply typing “focuscube.local” in the address bar.
This feature is operating system-independent and functions seamlessly alongside USB control and the EZY hand controller plug-in, providing flexibility and convenience for users across various setups.
In the Box
- FocusCube V3
- Temperature Sensor
- Universal L bracket
- USB-C Cable
- 5 x different motor couplers (bore diameter from 4mm to 8mm)
- Different sizes (Pairs of M3x10, M4x10, M4x40 M5x10, M6x10, ) of metric screws and washers
- 4 x M3x6mm length screws (to attach the enclosure on the bracket)
|From USB (5V)
|900mA @ 5V
|None, The stepper motor is built-in
|USB-C socket (USB2)
|Thermal Sensor Resolution
|9-bit Celsius temperature measurements
|Power Input Connector
|High resolution geared stepper motor
(Step Angle (Deg) 7.5 / 120 Gearbox
|59 mm x 50 mm x 44 mm
|260g (enclosure with electronics)
|-20 °C to +80 °C
Delivery Weight Package