Steeldrive motor drive for classic Steeltrack focusers

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Steeldrive motor drive for classic Steeltrack focusers

# 2957151

€ 319.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 268.07

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  • Temperature compensating Motor Drive for classic Baader Steeltrack Focuser (discontinued)
  • with standalone focus control via PC/USB with ASCOM-driver (supplied)
  • supplied without Handcontroller
Important note: Steeldrive for Classic Steeltracks is not produced anymore. For Diamond Steeltracks a new Steeldrive successor Version with completely new software is under preparation. We'll keep you posted.

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I have a Steeldrive focuser motor which works fine except that the temperature never has been detected by the handcontrol or SteelGo/ASCOM. The manual suggests to fasten some screws, which has been tried without success. Do you have a solution to this problem?
Question by: Gunnar Lövsund on Apr 13, 2018 1:11:00 PM | 1 Answer(s)
I have classic steeldrive focuser and it worked very well with steelgo software on a aold computer. Now, i have a new computer with windows 7-64 bits and steelgo failed. It's looking for update, a window says" update successfully" and it try again. I need to stop computer. I 'm looking for an update for steelgo but I can't find it ! The page isn't exist ! Can you help me please ?
Question by: rivesjj on Dec 22, 2018 1:16:00 PM | 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 II-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 (#) 2957151
Weight (kg) 0.488
EAN Code 4047825101921

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