ASIAIR - Add support for other focusers

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msacco
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ASIAIR - Add support for other focusers

Post by msacco » Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:41 pm

Hello, I received the ASIAIR recently, and it works so well, but it seems like it doesn't support any of my focusers(moonlite or celestron) which forces me to still use another PC....

This is very frustrating, especially when I understand that auto focuser feature should be added soon.
Is there any chance to add support for that?

Thanks!
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Moson
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Re: ASIAIR - Add support for other focusers

Post by Moson » Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:26 am

Could you please tell me what model of your focuser?

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Re: ASIAIR - Add support for other focusers

Post by msacco » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:10 am

Moson wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:26 am
Could you please tell me what model of your focuser?

Of course.

This is the moonlite focuser for my refractor:
https://www.firstlightoptics.com/moonli ... ctors.html

This is the celestron motorized focuser for my SCT:
https://www.firstlightoptics.com/astron ... dgehd.html

The ASCOM drivers for the moonlite is the moonlite universal drivers(DRO I think), can be found here: https://focuser.com/media/Downloads/Moo ... 0Setup.zip

This is the ASCOM drivers for the celestron motorized focuser: http://software.celestron.com/public_re ... _Setup.exe

This is for reference as I would assume that you'd need indi drivers and not ASCOM?
If needed I can find the necessary drivers for indi as well.

This would be much appreciated, as I've spent fair amount of money on both the focusers and the ASIAIR Pro, and finding out it doesn't support other focusers is very frustrating.

Thanks a lot for the help!

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Re: ASIAIR - Add support for other focusers

Post by a.cidadao » Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:23 pm

And please do not forget the Astromechanics Canon focuser

Thanks

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Re: ASIAIR - Add support for other focusers

Post by Moson » Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:55 am

Sorry the ASIAIR only support our EAF, it can't support third part focuser. But the EAFcan control moonlite focuser, there are some attachments for your reference. And the ASCOM driver can support our EAF.
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Re: ASIAIR - Add support for other focusers

Post by msacco » Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:00 am

Moson wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:55 am
Sorry the ASIAIR only support our EAF, it can't support third part focuser. But the EAFcan control moonlite focuser, there are some attachments for your reference. And the ASCOM driver can support our EAF.
Which is the whole point of a feature request. Adding something new.
Thanks, but that doesn't help me.

This is a deal breaker for me, I'll return the ASIAIR and find a proper solution.

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Re: ASIAIR - Add support for other focusers

Post by Moson » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:27 am

We are so sorry for the inconvenience. We will convey your request to our devs and they will consider this.

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Re: ASIAIR - Add support for other focusers

Post by msacco » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:29 am

Moson wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:27 am
We are so sorry for the inconvenience. We will convey your request to our devs and they will consider this.
Thanks, I'll follow up on release notes and if the time for it comes I'll purchase again.

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Re: ASIAIR - Add support for other focusers

Post by Support@ZWO » Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:52 pm

Currently we do not have plan to add support for third party focuser or deivce on ASIAIR PRO.
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Re: ASIAIR - Add support for other focusers

Post by msacco » Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:55 pm

Support@ZWO wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:52 pm
Currently we do not have plan to add support for third party focuser or deivce on ASIAIR PRO.
Thanks, I already returned the ASIAIR, it's very limiting for me.

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