My gear: --Celestron 8EdgeHD & 11EdgeHD | 80mm F/6 Triplet | Modified Canon T1i | QSI683WSG-8 | Celestron AVX mount | iOptron CEM60 mount | iOptron ZEQ25 mount --- My skies:
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Quote:That's the focuser I have on my AT12RC. It's plenty strong enough for my QSI camera; I think you have one as well. For a significantly heavier camera, or an 8 position 2" filter wheel, the CSL version would be better.BTW - that focuser is now available with a rotator, too (saw one last weekend). You might consider that...
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Quote:Have you considered their hi-res stepper motor option? It makes fine focusing a dream.Michael
Quote:Now John has me buying the CSL version
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Quote:Quote:Now John has me buying the CSL version I wasn't trying to push you into anything! I've owned several of each (CS and CSL) and all have done a great job. I have owned some cameras (like the STL-11K with 8 pos 2" wheel) that needed the CSL but with my QSI683WSG-8 the CS focuser I had lying around works fine (just had them make me a flange to fit the RC). Now I have to decide whether to update by adding the rotator.
Quote:AAAA++++ for the Moonlite. I had one on my LX200 10", with the FR threading, DC motor, and it was awesome. I really recommend the stepper option, with your new rig, the 200 or so bucks is well worth it.Ron Newman is owner/designer/salesman......call the # on the site, chances are he will answer the phone. His support is fantastic, and he knows his way around the skies. Ask if he has any blems left over from NEAF.....save a few bucks on a nearly invisible surface anomaly!By all means, make sure you have the PC/USB focus integration......Andy
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