Radian Raptor 61

Raptor Rundown

Get to know the Radian Raptor 61

 

How to install the Raptor 61 Electronic Focuser

 

How to use the Raptor 61 Electronic Focuser

Click here  to download our quick start guide to assist you on how to use your Raptor 61 Electronic Focuser.

 

Raptor 61 Anatomy

Click here  to download the Raptor 61 Schematic Diagram

Downloads

Radian Raptor Electronic Focuser

Windows

Version 3.2.7 – 2020/12/03

Currently the driver is supported on Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (1607+).

To use with ASCOM

Download the latest version (6.5 or greater is required) of the ASCOM Platform. Then turn on Alpaca Discovery in the ASCOM Chooser.

Note for Windows 7 users

You will likely need the low level USB CDC driver in order to use your Radian focuser. Newer versions of Windows include this but Windows 7 does not. You can download the driver here.

linux

Linux

Version 3.2.7 – 2020/12/03

Currently this is tested on Ubuntu (16.04+), Debian (9+), and Fedora based distributions.

The software is distributed as an AppImage, an extremely portable way to distribute Linux Applications as a single file. You can learn more about AppImages at their website.

Note on Linux COM Ports

Many Linux distributions limit access to COM Ports by default. If required you will need to give your user permission to access ports to connect to the focuser. How this is accomplished varies from distribution to distribution.

rpi

Raspberry Pi

Version 3.2.5 – 2020/7/15 32-bit Raspberry Pi tarball for the FocusLynx Alpaca Driver. Special Linux Alpaca driver for 32-bit arm hf allows any FocusLynx, FocusBoss II, or ThirdLynx device connected to the Pi to be accessible across the local network by any other Windows, Mac, Linux, phone or tablet.
64-bit Raspberry Pi 3 or 4 tarball for the FocusLynx Alpaca Driver. Special Linux Alpaca driver for  any 64-bit aarch64 processor allows any FocusLynx, FocusBoss II, or ThirdLynx device connected to the Pi to be accessible across the local network by any other Windows, Mac, Linux, phone or tablet.

Mac

Installer for Mac, Macbook Pro and iMac for the FocusLynx Alpaca Driver.

Mac security protocol window will prevent you from opening this software since it is from an unidentified developer. To open it and use the software, simply right click on the icon, click Open, and then click Open Anyway when prompted. You only have to do this once.

Version 3.2.7

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