Focus Motion Failure

Friday, January 4, 2019 1:55 PM

Problem(s) Encountered:

...I can''t find a way to focus the telescope. The focus tab in DFM/Misc does not seem to work. The focus paddle also does not work.


We’ve seen focus functions fail before… .  But this time, it was hardware!  Broken belt on the drive assembly.  Replaced the belt.  Pulled the motor as well to get specs so we can look into procuring a spare, just in case.

Micro-stepping was also implemented on the focus drive.  This should produce less stress on the belt and motor and result in overall less system vibration.  This will be transparent to the user.

System has been tested and all appears functional.