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Starlight Micro Feather Touch & Skywatcher 150mm Mak

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#1 DogOne

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 10:55 AM

Will the Starlight Micro Feather Touch Focuser (FTM-CPC8) work on a Skywatcher 150mm Mak? I have measured, and the flange size seems correct. My concern is if it is mechanically compatible. For example is the shaft and recess depth the same as a Celestron  8SE? I know they are both made by Synta, so it seems the stock focuser is likely to be the same. Does anyone have definitive knowledge of whether this will work or not?

 

Thanks in advance of your responses.



#2 elwaine

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 11:24 AM

I'd ask Starlight directly. You'll find them very helpful.


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#3 Bill Barlow

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 10:00 AM

I’ve never seen or heard of anyone adding a FT micro focuser to a Synta 150 MAK.  But as Larry suggests, call Starlight and they will tell you if it can be done.

 

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 05:09 PM

OP,

 

If you do contact Starlight please share your findings here. I've wondered the very same thing.

 

 

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#5 DogOne

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 10:07 PM

I went ahead and got one, and it went right on like it was designed for a SW 150mm Mak. My OTA is one of the newer ones with a SCT back.You cannot expect more of the mechanical function of this device. It is a little crowded with a 2" diagonal mounted. I hope to post more about this in the near future so potential purchasers know what to expect.


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Posted 03 August 2018 - 01:26 AM

Thank you DogOne for sharing and looking forward to further updates.  waytogo.gif

 

 

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