Steeldrive motor drive for classic Steeltrack focusers, incl.hand control

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Steeldrive motor drive for classic Steeltrack focusers, incl.hand control

# 2957150

€ 345.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 289.92

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COMING SOON: Steeldrive II motor focuser with Controller

After having presented the prototype of the Steeldrive II motor focuser with controller at the AME Show in Germany last September, the first production run is almost completely assembled.

More details about Steeldrive II

Here cou can find further information about the Steeldrive motor for classic Steeltrack focusers and Software Downloads.

  • Temperature compensating Motor Drive for classic Baader Steeltrack Focuser (discontinued)
  • with standalone focus control via PC/USB with ASCOM-driver (supplied)
  • supplied with separate Handcontroller
Important note: Steeldrive for Classic Steeltracks is not produced anymore. For Diamond Steeltracks a new Steeldrive successor version with completely new software is available as of April 2019.

Product Questions

I have a Steeldrive Motor Drive for Classic, my PC is running on Windows 7 and I use MaxIm DL. Every time I try to connect the focuser from MaxIm DL I have to define the COM port in the ASCOM Focuser Chooser. Why can it not be saved?
Kind regards
Question by: Gunnar Lövsund on Aug 27, 2018 12:12:00 AM | 1 Answer(s)


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Steeldrive Software

Baader Steeldrive suitable for classic Steeltrack® focusers (discontinued)

Temperature compensating Motor Drive for all classic Steeltrack® (BDS) Focusers. Standalone focus control via PC/USB with ASCOM-driver (supplied) or with separate Handcontroller

Standard Outfit (included items):

  • Stepper motor with drive electronics in aluminium-case
  • Timing belt, fitting Diamond SteelTrack finetuning knob
  • Thermo probe with 1 m cable
  • USB cable (2 m) for PC control, optional powered trough USB
  • ASCOM-driver & SteelGo-software


  • Very easy adaption onto all Baader Diamond SteelTrack focusers (without focuser disassembly)
  • Manual focuser functions remain fully accessible
  • Thermoprobe reading 0,01°, with 0,1°C displayed
  • Focusing resolution 2.3 micron with absolute positioning
  • High torque / low power consumption. Lifts 3 kg load with 3 AA cells or with USB power
  • Software-support also for other focussers. (The Steeldrive with "The Sky X" should now be able to be used without problems. For the platforms Windows, OS X, Ubuntu, Raspberry PI, we provide you the driver or rahter the plugins. You can find it under Downloads.)
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Additional Information

Manufacturer Baader Planetarium
SKU (#) 2957150
Weight (kg) 0.755
EAN Code 4047825101914

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