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  1. RoboFocus - Serial Pass-through Cable

    DISCONTINUED: RoboFocus - Serial Pass-through Cable

    The serial Pass-through allows the RoboFocus system to share a single serial port on the PC with the scope/mount. The device comes in three models - LX200; AstroPhysics APGoTo; and mounts with Gemini command sets ... Learn More
    Model#: RFSP
  2. RoboFocus - USB to Serial Adapter

    RoboFocus - USB to Serial Adapter

    Small single USB to serial adapter allows connection of RoboFocus control module to a PC USB port. Recognized as "plug-n-play" by Windows XP, adapter is auto-configured and assign COM port designation.

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    Model#: RFUSB
    $23.00

  3. RoboFocus - AP Bracket

    RoboFocus - AP Bracket

    Custom bracket for Astro Physics focusers. This bracket is designed for both the 2 and 4 inch focusers. It is made with 0.125 aluminum with an attractive black power coat finish. The bracket is very stable and designed for fast and easy RoboFocus motor mounting.

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    Model#: RFB1
    $30.00

  4. RoboFocus - JMI DX1/DX2 Bracket

    RoboFocus - JMI DX1/DX2 Bracket

    Custom bracket for JMI DX1 and DX2 focusers. Bracket is made with 0.125 aluminum with an attractive black powder coat finish. The bracket is very stable and designed for fast and easy RoboFocus motor mounting.

    Note: Two holes must be drilled in the focuser housing base. TI will drill and mount bracket at no charge if desired.

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    Model#: RFB4
    $35.00

  5. RoboFocus - TAK Bracket for FSQ106

    RoboFocus - TAK Bracket for FSQ106

    Custom bracket for Takahashi rack-and-pinion focusers. This bracket is designed for both the 2 and 4 inch focusers. It is made with 0.125 aluminum with an attractive black power coat finish. The bracket is very stable and designed for fast and easy RoboFocus motor mounting.

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    Model#: RFB2
    $35.00

  6. RoboFocus - Hand Paddle

    RoboFocus - Hand Paddle

    The RF3 Hand Paddle allows manual focusing via a small hand controller on a 12 foot cable. The "in/out" buttons move the stepper motor to achieve visual focus. These buttons are duplicates of the ones on the RoboFocus controller box.

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    Model#: RFHP
    $35.00

  7. RoboFocus - RF3 Upgrade

    RoboFocus - RF3 Upgrade

    Owners of earlier Model 1 and Model 2 RoboFocus control units can have these devices upgraded to version 3.1 at a fixed cost. This upgrade includes the replacement of 3 IC chips, new firmware and two circuit board upgrades ... Learn More
    Model#: RFU
    $35.00

  8. RoboFocus - LX200 8 GPS Bracket

    RoboFocus - LX200 8 GPS Bracket

    Custom bracket for the LX200 8" GPS. With the mirror lock knob and handle on the smaller rear plane of this scope, there is no surface room available for traditional SCT mounting. This bracket raises the motor assembly up and over the handle, allowing the sprocket and belt to install on the top area of the focus knob.

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    Model#: RFB5
    $35.00

  9. RoboFocus - TAK Bracket for FSQ106ED and Epsilon 180ED

    RoboFocus - TAK Bracket for FSQ106ED and Epsilon 180ED

    Custom bracket for Takahashi "new Q" and ED180 rack-and-pinion focusers. This bracket is designed for both the 2 and 4 inch focusers. It is made with 0.125 aluminum with an attractive black power coat finish. The bracket is very stable and designed for fast and easy RoboFocus motor mounting.

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    Model#: RFB3
    $35.00

  10. RoboFocus - Additional Motor Kit

    RoboFocus - Additional Motor Kit

    You can elect to use your RoboFocus system on a second telescope by purchasing and installing an additional motor. The Additional Motor Kit comes with a stepper motor and mounting hardware, (brackets, shaft coupler, and/or timing sprockets and belts).

    You must specify telescope/focuser that the system will be installed on. In some cases we may need to contact you for further information

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    Model#: RFAM1
    $140.00

  11. RoboFocus - Remote Power Module

    RoboFocus - Remote Power Module

    The Remote Power Module is a convenient way for the user to control remotely up to four 120vAC (or 240vAC or 12vDC), outlets through the RoboFocus control program on the PC. Outlets can be connected to observatory accessories such as CCD cameras, heaters, dew zappers, video cameras, etc. Each outlet has its own pilot light. Removing source power to the module will reset all outlets to "OFF", while disconnecting from the control program software leaves each in its current state.

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    Model#: RFRP
    $150.00

  12. RoboFocus - RF3 Van Slyke

    RoboFocus - RF3 Van Slyke

    Van Slyke Engineering, (and other focuser manufacturers), obtains the RF3 motor directly from Technical Innovations and build into focuser as requested ... Learn More
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    Model#: RF3V
    $335.00

  13. RoboFocus - RF3 Controller

    RoboFocus - RF3 Controller

    The RoboFocus control module can be purchased separately as a backup unit or to combine with an additional motor kit that was previously obtained.

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    Model#: RFC
    $335.00

  14. RoboFocus - RoboFocus

    RoboFocus - RoboFocus

    Complete RoboFocus system, ready to install and operate on your specific telescope/focuser ... Learn More
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    Model#: RF3
    $495.00

  15. RoboFocus - RF3 International

    RoboFocus - RF3 International

    Complete RoboFocus system, ready to install and operate on your specific telescope/focuser. System includes custom designed stepper motor, RF3 control module, mounting hardware (brackets, shaft coupler, and/or timing sprocket), 2 ... Learn More
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    Model#: RF3I
    $495.00

  16. RoboFocus - Mandel Setup

    RoboFocus - Mandel Setup

    The Mandel Adapter allows the attachment of a 35mm or digital SLR camera directly to the telescope focuser providing a "wide angle" imaging option. RoboFocus provide that ability to attain controlled focus through the camera lens ... Learn More
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    Model#: RFAM2
    $495.00

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Technical Innovations was started in 1991 to provide amateur astronomers and schools an affordable, permanent observatory to maximize their ability to view and record objects and events in our universe. Since that starting date, we have placed into service more than 1,200 high quality, reasonably priced fiberglass domes. In keeping with the evolving technology, Technical Innovations also developed and now markets, a line of observatory automation equipment.

Technical Innovations is the registered dba (doing business as) of NetLink Technologies, Inc. The company is owned by Jerry and Cecile Smith of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Technical Innovations was acquired in February of 2002 from the founders, John and Meg Menke. The Menkes are serious amateur astronomers and remain active in several groups. We are thankful to John and Meg for the years of hard work and innovation behind the successful market position Technical Innovations finds itself today. Cecile and Jerry are  dedicated to the future strength and success of the company, through strong business practices and continued product development and improvement.