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Although I have since sold my JMI NGF-S focuser and replaced it with an Optec TCF-S, the NGF was a nice focuser that served me well. I just wanted to have a focuser that I could control from a computer - although the NGF has a visual digital readout, it has no input or output capabilities.

One thing I quickly realized when I had the NGF-S was that every time I turned it on, there was no way of knowing where it was or when it reached the end of it's travel.  By adding a microswitch and 12 volt LED light, I would run it in until the LED turned on and then zero out the digital readout. I would then move it out until the counter read 600, which was the half-way point. 

This turned it into a repeatable system from shot to shot or night to night.


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