Using focuser relay manual control
Not available nor applicable with SkyGuide
Focuser relay control allows to move the focuser by sending absolute position or increment in steps.
Focuser relay buttons are enabled only when the guider camera is exposing. Absolute position and move focuser to absolute position button are only enabled when the focuser is absolute. The trash bin button allows to reset the current position (work only with relative focuser).
Do not use the focuser relay while imaging because moving the focuser will blur the image.
Focuser relay is a very good mean to test if the auto-focusing is working well after the calibration by creating intentional focus error in both directions. Take care to adjust the steps to avoid moving too far beyond the critical focus zone.