Following the long tradition of the TCF-S Temperature Compensating Focuser, Optec's TCF-Lynx features a robust 2-inch Crayford-style design for smooth focus. The updated model is faster and offers greater versatility in the same compact, yet solid, focuser design.
#19700 - TCF-Lynx with FocusLynx
The proven FocusLynx control system is included with every TCF-Lynx and can be expanded to provide control for a second focuser. The FocusLynx system includes optional 802.11 WiFi and Hand Control accessories.
As a robust Crayford style 2-inch focuser, the TCF-Lynx drawtube accepts any of our 2-inch adapters developed especially for the TCF-S and TCF-Lynx focusers. The optional 1-1/4" Centering Adapter allows any 1-1/4-inch diagonal or eyepiece to be added behind the focuser. Visual users will appreciate the FocusLynx Hand Controller with fine-focus rotary knob for no-touch operation of the telescope focus. A special discounted price for the FocusLynx Hand Controller is available at purchase.
|Overall Height:||3.3" (84mm) to 3.9" (99mm)|
|Focuser Travel:||0.6" (15.2mm)|
|Focuser Midpoint||3.6" (91.4mm)|
|Total Step Travel:||7,000 steps|
|Step Resolution:||2.2 microns|
|Weight:||2lb. 4oz. (1.0 kg)|
|Payload Capacity:||10-lbs. (4.5 kg)|
|Telescope-side Mount:||OPTEC-2400 dovetail|
|Camera-Side Mount:||2-inch drawtube|
|Control System:||FocusLynx Controller (included)|
- Stepper Motor Control: bipolar and unipolar stepper motors,
- Resolution: 16-bit controller with 65,535 step range per focuser,
- PC Connectivity: USB/Serial, Ethernet, or optional 802.11 WiFi,
- Hand Control: Optional 2-button with Digital Read-Out,
- WiFi Connection: Optional 802.11b/g compatible,
- Second Stepper: Optional plug-in daughter board,
- Input Power: 12VDC univeral power supply (110 to 230VAC input),
- Alternative Power: Field battery voltage (13.8VDC) with optional automotive cigarette lighter plug,
- Software Drivers: ASCOM local server, X2 native drivers for TheSky X
- Focuser 1: RJ45 socket for standard Cat-5e/Cat-6 to focuser,
- Focuser 2: Optional second stepper board for RJ45 socket,
- Power: 12VDC input, 2.5 x 5.5mm plug, center pin positive,
- Network: Standard RJ45 Ethernet socket,
- Hand Controller: RJ22 socket for standard telephone handset cord,
- Serial: RJ12 socket for Optec USB/Serial cable (included).
- TCF-Lynx 2-inch Crayford-style Digital Focuser,
- FocusLynx Control Hub,
- Optec USB/Serial communications cable, 6-ft. length,
- CAT-5e/CAT-6 Ethernet cable, 6-ft. length (x2),
- 12VDC 1.25A power supply - 110-240VAC input,
- UL/CSA compliant wall plug cord,
- 5/32" ball driver hex tool.