Feather Touch Crayford focuser on CPC 1100 Edge
Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:58 PM
I am a new owner of the 1100 and immediately noticed that I didn't like the mirror flop when using the native focuer.
I'm hoping to lock the mirror and use FT's crayford style focusing to eliminate the problem.
Posted 13 May 2014 - 01:35 PM
Posted 13 May 2014 - 04:43 PM
...I really like using my WO Binoviewer in the 1100 and I have a Meade 2 inch dielectric diagonal that I'd be using; although, while it looks like I have enough clearance, I'm not sure about a fully extended drawtube at zenith...or if I'd ever need to fully extend the drawtube.
I suppose I'm fuzzy on how to determine the position I'd want to lock the mirror in order to get the best use of the add on focuser. I suppose a little trial and error with eyepieces of various focal lengths. I'm so new to SCT that I'm not even sure if high or low power eyepieces require more backfocus (inward travel)...
Posted 13 May 2014 - 11:18 PM
I am looking for any gotchas on adding a Feathertouch
The only 'gotcha' is the price!
I've owned Feather Touch, MoonLite, and GSO focusers. The Moonlite is quite nice, and the GSO is inexpensive. But, the best of the lot is the Feather Touch in my opinion.
I don't know anything about the William Optics unit , but I do know if I am going to spend a lot of money for an aftermarket focuser, it will be what I consider the best. This is exactly why there is a Feather Touch on my CPC 1100.