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

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NEW VERSION: Steeldrive II motor focuser with Controller

Steeldrive I for Classic Steeltracks is not produced anymore. On this product page you can inform yourself about the Steeldrive I for classic Steeltrack focusers and download the corresponding software.

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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?
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Question by: Gunnar Lövsund on Aug 27, 2018 12:12:00 AM | 1 Answer(s)

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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


  • 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.)

Additional Information

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

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