PrimaLuce Lab SESTO SENZO 2 Robotic Focusing Motor

PrimaLuce Lab SESTO SENZO 2 Robotic Focusing Motor

SESTOSENSOII
$410.00
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SESTO SENZO 2 - The highly accurate, advanced, vibration free, robotic focusing motor for your telescope.  Connect it to the USB port of your EAGLE or Windows® computer to electronically control focus while still allowing you to manually move your focuser by hand if needed.

Don’t want to focus using a computer?  Connect the SESTO SENZO 2 wirelessly from any smartphone or tablet using the integrated Virtual HandPad via the built-in Wifi network.  Thanks to the Self Centering Clamp technology (SCC), the SESTO SENZO 2 can be installed on most focusers without the need of external brackets.

The supplied Focus Manager software and ASCOM driver allow easy configuration of the many advanced features.  Thanks to the precisely controlled motor with integrated electronics, the SESTO SENZO 2 achieves incredible precision of just 0.7 microns.

Based on the success of the previous generation motor PrimaLuceLab introduced in 2017, SESTO SENZO 2 adds even more great new features. Incorporating into a single enclosure (87.5 x 64 x 43mm) is all the elements that comprise a motorized focusing system but, thanks to the great designers at PrimaLuceLab, it includes many new features:

 

 

SESTO SENSO 2 robotic focusing motor

 

 

  • USB-C port to connect to any standard computer or EAGLE USB port: the USB-C port is a more sturdy, reliable connection and it is also reversible, allowing for easier connections in the dark 
  • Integrated WiFi connection with Virtual HandPad: if you don’t want to use a computer to control your telescope’s focuser, you can use your smartphone or tablet connected to the Sesto Senso 2 WiFi network to control it with the Virtual HandPad.
  • Self Centering Clamp (SCC) technology to connect to focusers without external brackets: easily connect it to most focusers (if needed, optional adapters are available for other focusers) with the bushings included in the box, improved over the previous version. 
  • Dimmable LED lights: LED lights on the SESTO SENZO 2 body are dimmable and can even be turned off completely. This way you can reduce light emission if you prefer during astrophotography or visual use.
  • Compatible with ARCO rotator: SESTO SENZO 2 now comes with ARCO port to easily connect the ARCO rotator without the need for additional data or power cables.

 

 

 

 

Compact, lightweight and integrated design

SESTO SENZO 2 integrates all of the control electronics into a single compact enclosure with its ports displayed on the side. In the upper area you find the dimmable status LEDs that can even be turned off for better light management at night. Below the LEDs, you will find the USB-C port to connect SESTO SENZO 2 to an EAGLE or other Windows® computer using the provided cable, the ARCO port to power and control the optional ARCO camera rotator with a single cable, the 12V power supply port that powers the motor and integrated electronics using the provided cigarette lighter socket power cable (an optional cable is also available to power it directly from the EAGLE) and the port for the optional temperature sensor that allows (by using third party software) to perform auto focus adjustment procedures with the ambient temperature variation.

 

 

SESTO SENSO 2 robotic focusing motor

 

 

Control it via USB-C from the EAGLE or from any Windows® computer with a standard USB port

SESTO SENZO 2 comes with a sturdy USB-C port to connect to the USB port on your EAGLE or any Windows® computer (cable provided), and control it via the provided Focuser Manager software or the ASCOM driver (tested with Windows 10 computers). SESTO SENZO 2 uses a USB-C port providing increased reliability with its reversible plug: you can connect the USB cable in either orientation, preventing problems when connected in the dark.

 

 

SESTO SENSO 2 robotic focusing motor

 

 

Control via WiFi, from any smartphone or tablet via the Virtual HandPad

SESTO SENZO 2 now has built-in WiFi remote control capability so you can control it from any smartphone or tablet, without the need of a computer! Just connect your device to the WiFi network of the SESTO SENZO 2 and start the app - You will be able to control the focuser by using the dedicated Virtual HandPad. Thanks to convenient preset settings, you can easily record and move the focuser to specific predetermined positions - Great for visual use too! WiFi control works even if SESTO SENZO 2 is also connected to a computer so you can control it simultaneously from 2 devices.

 

 

SESTO SENSO 2 robotic focusing motor

 

 

Easily connects to most focusers thanks to its Self Centering Clamp (SCC) without the need of external brackets

SESTO SENZO 2 doesn’t require any external brackets to attach to focusers: just remove the fine and coarse knobs from your focuser and you will reveal a shaft. SESTO SENZO 2 is designed to fit to a 25mm diameter shaft, common to most focusers on the market (optional adapters available for focusers with shaft diameters of 26, 33 or 37mm - other diameters are currently not compatible). SESTO SENZO 2 uses a new shaft connection bushing, improved over the previous generation, that has been designed to accommodate different focusers more easily. Another advantage of the SCC technology is that you can always use the manual (coarse) knobs of your focuser, even if SESTO SENZO 2 is installed (if you move the focuser by hand, in order to control the focuser again with SESTO SENZO you will only need to manually bring the focuser to the minimum position and press the "Set position as 0" button to calibrate it again). SESTO SENZO is compatible with many telescopes (included bushings: red for 2,5mm diameter, black for 2,8mm diameter, blue for 2,4mm diameter, green for 3,5mm diameter, silver for 3,1mm diameter, gold for 4mm diameter), like (but not limited to these):

  • Sky-Watcher Evostar 72 ED, 80 ED, 100 ED and 120 ED
  • Sky-Watcher Esprit 80 ED, 100 ED and 120 ED
  • Sky-Watcher Newtonian 200mm and 250mm, f/4 and f/5
  • Takahashi FSQ85
  • Takahashi FSQ106
  • Telescopes with Baader SteelTrack® focuser
  • Telescopes with FeatherTouch 2" focuser (3" and 3,5" models require optional 33mm or 37mm adapter)
  • GSO Ritchey-Chretien with 2" and 3" focusers
  • Explore Scientific focusers (with 26mm optional adapter)
  • TS-Optics TSED80F7 (with 33mm optional adapter)
  • TS-Optics TSApo60f6RED (with 33mm optional adapter)
  • TS-Optics TSAPO72F6 (with 33mm optional adapter)
  • TS-Optics TLAPO804 (with 33mm optional adapter)
  • TS-Optics TS71SDQ
  • TS-Optics TS86SDQ

 

 

 

SESTO SENSO 2 robotic focusing motor

 

SESTO SENZO 2 can be used with many different telescopes, like Newtonians, refractors, and Schmidt-Cassegrain (and aplanatic versions) with external manual focusers. If you are searching for a motorized focuser for your SC/RC type telescope and you haven’t already installed an external focuser, may we suggest our ESATTO focuser with a high load capacity, integrated motor, and the same advanced electronic control found in the SESTO SENZO 2.

 

 

 

Connect via a single cable to ARCO to remotely control camera rotator

SESTO SENZO 2 includes a special port allowing ARCO, the camera rotator, to be directly connected. With ARCO, you can remotely control the rotation angle of your camera in order to achieve perfect framing of the object you want to record. SESTO SENZO 2 and ARCO are designed to work together - You will need only one short interconnect between the two!

 

 

SESTO SENSO 2 robotic focusing motor

 

 

Compact and lightweight device, no need for external controllers

SESTO SENZO 2 encloses in a single compact package (dimensions 87.5 x 64 x 43mm) both the motor and the control electronics, all with the great design you’ve come to expect from PrimaLuceLab products. The housing is made up of a single block of aluminum (SESTO SENZO 2 weight is 380 grams), CNC machined, with a beautiful red anodized finish. The upper part of the SESTO SENZO 2 is made up of rigid plastic in order to allow the WiFi antenna to operate for an easier remote control.

SESTO SENSO 2 robotic focusing motor

 

 

SESTO SENZO 2 robotic focusing motor - What’s included:

- SESTO SENZO 2
- 12v DC cigarette-style plug power cable
- USB-C to standard USB cable
- Hex keys for assembly
- 6 color-keyed bushings for different focuser types
- Quick installation guide

 

 

SESTO SENSO 2 robotic focusing motor