ID# 000445

FocusLynx Motor Kits

Optec Inc
Lowell, MI 49331
United States
1-888-488-0381 (Main Phone)
(Mobile Phone)
Payment Info
Visit website for payment information through Optec or contact your preferred dealer
Ad Type


FocusLynx QuickSync Motor Kits for Feather Touch FTF20, 30 and 40 Focusers. Additional Focuser Motor Kits available include the FSQ, TEC and SV.

FT20 - FocusLynx QuickSync Motor Kit for FTF20 Focuser
FT30 - FocusLynx QuickSync Motor Kit for FTF30 Focuser
FT40 - FocusLynx QuickSync Motor Kit for FTF40 Focuser
FSQ - FocusLynx QuickSync Motor kit for FSQ
TEC - FocusLynx DirectSync Motor kit for TEC
SV - FocusLynx DirecSync Motor Kit for the SV

The FocusLynx FT Motor Kits solve the problem of adding a motor to an essentially manual focuser. The FeatherTouch feel is the likely reason most users choose Starlight Instruments in the first place, so our goal was to motorize the FeatherTouch without affecting smooth focus. The solution we developed is the FocusLynx FT Motor Kit. While the FocusLynx system will control any unipolar stepper motor including the original TCF-s the PWM control circuitry really achieves peak performance with bi-polar motors. The FocusLynx FT incorporates temperature compensation sensor at the telescope, where it belongs, and produces a much more reliable temperature compensation algorithm for accurate automatic temperature adjustments. An easy-to use Temperature Compensation Wizard makes determining the system TC (temperature coefficient) simple without loss of imaging time.

FocusLynx FT Motor Assemby
What makes the FT motor Assembly unique is QuickSync - a smooth clutch mechanism that allows simple manual engagement of the focus motor. Rotate the QuickSync motor housing forward to engage the motor and control the focuser electronically, then rotate the motor housing backward to disengage the motor and resume manual fine focus.

The FT QuickSync motor assemblies are available in three sizes packaged with the FocusLynx controller, power supply and all required cables. The FT QuickSync motor assembly is also available separately as an add-on for a second focuser package.

Robust Mountable case - no plastic
Dual focuser capability
Ethernet and WiFi connectivity
Smartphone compatibility and control
Simple serial connectivity for the hobbyist
Pulse-Width Modulation control of stepper motors
Higher focuser resolutions
Higher torque for heavier payload capacity
Temperature compensation

The FocusLynx system consists of several components that can be purchased individually or as a complete package.

All the FocusLynx FT, SV, FSQ and TEC Kits come with Stock #19690 Focus Lynx Controller Hub - which includes the Hub, a 6' RJ12 to USB Cable, a CAT6 7' Cable and Power Supply. They are offered at a package discount of $660.00 when purchased as a kit. The kit price is a savings of $85.00 from the purchase price when purchased individually.

The FocusLynx can include other options such as dual focuser control, hand controller and a WiFi option. For pricing, please call any dealer or check on the Optec Inc website.


Click To View Click To View Click To View Click To View


About this Advertiser

1-888-488-0381Main Phone
Optec, Inc. is located in Lowell, Michigan. For over 30 years, the company has been in the forefront of research and development of astronomical, visibility, and video/CCD microscopy optical instruments for both amateurs and professional alike.

Optec was incorporated in 1979 and is the successor to DOAA Enterprises; a Detroit-based company founded by an Oakland University college student, Gerald Persha. Under the leadership of Persha, Optec has grown from a small basement operation to a corporation employing 10 technicians, machinists, and sales staff. Optec's roots are founded strongly in astronomical research instrumentation with products such as the SSP line of photometers, the patented TCF temperature compensating focuser and the Pyxis rotator series. Under new ownership in 2008, Optec continues to add innovative products such as the Pyxis LE, a high precision, low-profile camera field rotator and the Focus Lynx Focuser Hub.

In addition to the astronomical product line, Optec designs and manufactures optical couplers for video/CCD microscopy, atmospheric visibility measuring instruments such as the Model LPV transmissometer and the NGN integrating nephelometer. These unique instruments are used to monitor the air quality in many of the national parks in the USA as part of the Improve Network.

Optec maintains and uses the Optec Observatory, a small observatory and testing laboratory for Optec's astronomical product line. Optec Observatory is fully computer controlled with separate control room and observing deck. Recent additions to the observatory now allow remote operations of the telescope, SSP photometer, and CCD camera control software.

To purchase Optec products, feel free to contact Optec directly, or call any of our qualified dealers listed on our site.
Toll Free 1-888-488-0381

View Count 8,337