ZWO Advanced EAF Electronic Focuser Adds Temperature Sensor and Hand Controller

In the latest iteration of the ZWO EAF (Electric Automatic Focuser) the company is now offering an “Advanced” option adding a temperature sensor and hand controller to the electronic focuser which offers precise, dynamic focus control for planetary and deep-sky imaging.

The EAF works with all capture software that is supported by the ASCOM platform. When used with a ZWO ASIAIR WiFi imaging and control system – not included with the EAF package – users have the ability to conduct entire imaging sessions with a smartphone or tablet.

The body of the EAF is made with an all-metal, red housing unit matching ZWO astronomy cameras. The body includes a 12V DC 5.5mm x 2.1mm, center positive power port and a USB2.0 data port.

This Hand Controller links to the ZWO EAF providing an easy method of focusing the telescope, featuring IN and OUT buttons, a 2-line display, slow and fast speed rate control and a 3.5mm female socket.

With the introduction of the Advanced EAF there are now two choices of the EAF. The standard version includes the EAF body, flexible coupling, a motor bracket, and a USB2.0 cable. The advanced version adds the hand controller and  temperature sensor.

Features and specifications include:

– Highly integrated design

– Supports the ASCOM platform and various ASCOM-compatible third-party software

– Supports the Instrument Neutral Distributed Interface (INDI), a distributed control system (DCS) protocol for astronomy imaging which enables control, data acquisition and exchange among hardware devices and software front ends

– Supports original software such as ASIAIR and ASICAP

– Supports automatic focusing

– Supports handle controller and manual focusing

– USB HID device and drive-free

– Stable and durable

– Size: 60mm x 50mm x 40mm

– Step Motor: 5,760 steps to rotate the circle

– Power Port: 12V DC 5.5mm x 2.1mm, center positive

– Data Port: USB2.0 port

– Weight: 277g

– Capacity: 5kg

– Material: All-metal

– Color: Red

You can learn more at the ZWO website.

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