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foste1cc
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Reged: 01/06/13

Loc: Armada, MI
motor focus control new
      #5633033 - 01/20/13 11:37 AM

Hey everyone. I was just wondering if any of you know of cheap motor focuser that will fit and work well with a Celestron SCT Nexstar 8SE. I see that celestron makes an electronic motor focuser made specially for this telescope but costs $180. I see that orion and a couple others make much cheaper focusers. Do any of you know of cheaper focusers that will work for me?? I can't stand the shaking/vibrations anymore!! thanks in advance guys!

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Dwight J
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Reged: 05/14/09

Loc: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Re: motor focus control new [Re: foste1cc]
      #5633086 - 01/20/13 12:14 PM

I recommend JMI motofocus. New they are a bit pricey but they often come up for sale used. I believe I saw at least one in the CN classifieds.

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A. Viegas
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Reged: 03/05/12

Loc: New York City/ CT
Re: motor focus control new [Re: Dwight J]
      #5633199 - 01/20/13 01:18 PM

I have a JMI motofocus and an older celestron motofocus. I bought them both used for $65-$85 each. I use them with shoestring FCUSB which allows me to control them from indoors. They work great. Post a wanted add here in CN in the classifieds or in the swap area. They come up often as users upgrade to higher end focusing hardware,

Al


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foste1cc
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Reged: 01/06/13

Loc: Armada, MI
Re: motor focus control [Re: A. Viegas]
      #5633248 - 01/20/13 01:36 PM

Thanks for the feedback guys! I really appreciate it being new on here and a new astronomer! I'll be sure to check out the CN classified and see what I can find

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