I'm looking into replacing the stock focuser on my Skywatcher ED100- the tension bolt hole is kind of stripped out. Sometimes it's fine, sometimes it simply falls right out.
I replaced the stock focuser on my Orion ED80 with the Orion dual-speed crayford. It works as intended but there can be just a little slippage when I'm imaging near zenith unless I really crank the tension knob, which usually means that I have to re-focus all over again. It also appears identical, sans paint job, to the stock dual-speed crayford on the ED100.
One thing that I like about the Synta focusers it is that my Baader Clicklock threads right onto the draw tube. I'd like to continue being able to re-frame my shots after having focused by rotating the image train.
I'm considering the GSO Linear Bearing Crayford, and the Moonlite focusers as a replacement. I'd really appreciate it if you might share your experiences with me if you own either of these focusers, especially if you've got them on one of the ota's I'm using.
Something else to consider is that I'm eventually going to autofocus, probably with JMI or Rigelsys, and I'd like to be confident that the focuser can be easily adapted for autofocus use in the future.
Feathertouch is out of my budget, and I'd feel funny if my focuser was nicer than my telescope
Cheers, happy holidays!
Edited by zakry3323, 23 December 2018 - 06:02 PM.