Pegasus Astro NEW FocusCube V3 - PEG-FC3-UNIV

Pegasus AstroSKU: PEG-FC3-UNIV

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Description

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.

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.

  • 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.

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.

Pegasus Astro Unity Platform, our comprehensive application designed to support all current and future products in a single, modern interface.

Our modern frontend provides comprehensive control over all Pegasus Astro devices, ensuring a user-friendly experience. In addition, our REST JSON API opens the door for third-party software developers to seamlessly interact with our products, enhancing their versatility and compatibility.

Continuously driven by customer feedback, we are committed to ongoing development, with a host of innovative features slated for future releases.

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)

Technical Specification


Type Value
Supply Voltage From USB (5V)
Current 900mA @ 5V
Motor Output None, The stepper motor is built-in
USB Connectivity USB-C socket (USB2)
Thermal Sensor Resolution 9-bit Celsius temperature measurements
Power Input Connector USB-C Socket
Motor High resolution geared stepper motor
(Step Angle (Deg) 7.5 / 120 Gearbox
Dimensions 59 mm x 50 mm x 44 mm
Weight 260g (enclosure with electronics)
Operating Tempetature -20 °C to +80 °C

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