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FastFocus Secondary Mirror Focusing System - Hot Product 2011

Optec Inc
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Optec's FastFocus Secondary Mirror Focusing System with FocusLynx Controller has proven itself to be a singularly unique solution to the limited back-focus of the Celestron EdgeHD telecopes. With the FastFocus system in place, any Fastar compatible Celestron OTA can function like many professional telescopes where only the secondary mirror moves to adjust the focus. The primary mirror and entire imaging train can be locked in place avoiding flexure and tilt at the image plane.

FastFocus is easily installed taking advantage of the removable secondary mirror of the Celestron Fastar. Installation and collimation is as simple as the popular Hyperstar f/2 imaging system.

Multiple Ways to Connect

The FocusLynx Control Hub acts as the central controller to link the FastFocus to any control PC. The hub includes communication ports for Serial and USB (using Optec's USB/Serial cable) and wired Ethernet Network protocols as standard. An optional WiFi board and antenna can be added and installed at any time. Focuser 1 and an optional Focuser 2 port are available at the top of the FocusLynx hub with 12VDC Power, Network, optional Hand Control, and Serial connection ports available at the bottom. An optional aluminum mounting plate makes it easy to mount the FocusLynx Hub to any telescope pier or mount.

FocusLynx Commander Software

Visit the FocusLynx Software Downloads Page for the latest updates and ASCOM driver, FocusLynx Commander control software and additional resources.

ASCOM StandardsFocusLynx Commander creates an ASCOM Local Server or hub to allow multiple clients access for communication and control of the attached focusers. By using the local server model, FocusLynx offers an easily configurable user experience for all Windows ASCOM programs.

FastFocus kits are available for Celestron Fastar compatible telescopes including the EdgeHD and XLT series optical tube assemblies:

#19711 - C11 EdgeHD and other 11-inch Celestron Fastar compable scopes.
#19714 - C14 EdgeHD and other 14-inch Celestron Fastar compatible scopes.


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