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#1 starryhtx

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 11:12 AM

How do you replace the focuser on a Sky-Watcher Evo Star ED doublet refractor? And can anyone tell me which Starlight focuser will fit? Which drawtube length is recommended for visual use?


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#2 nicoledoula

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 12:15 PM

I think I'd call Starlight.


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#3 watchplanets

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 03:22 PM

Yep call them they got like 50 different focuses and 100 adaptors. They will know

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 10:59 PM

I think you should at least try the stock focuser before ordering a feather touch . Have you ever added up the total price? Focuser $580 to $600,tube adapter $225,end cap 2 inch compression $135 and a finder bracket $165 total $1105 to $1125. Sure is a lot for a simple scope just for visual.

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#5 starryhtx

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 11:37 PM

I think you should at least try the stock focuser before ordering a feather touch . Have you ever added up the total price? Focuser $580 to $600,tube adapter $225,end cap 2 inch compression $135 and a finder bracket $165 total $1105 to $1125. Sure is a lot for a simple scope just for visual.

Mike

Wow that's crazy, why is it such a popular mod then?



#6 junomike

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 05:16 PM

Wow that's crazy, why is it such a popular mod then?

I think most people buy their telescope with the Focuser already included (in the cost).

This makes it more tolerable and possibility cheaper as Starlight can sell to a mass maker (such as TEC)

cheaper than the avg. Joe.



#7 Toddeo

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 05:26 PM

Maybe, think about purchasing a "MoonLite" focuser-if available, more affordable. I have two MoonLites- I like them as much a my feathertouch focusers.


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#8 Jond105

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 08:05 AM

MOONLITE!!!!  Seriously, changed the scope completely. Here’s my thoughts, using lightweight 1.25” eyepieces and diagonal, don’t worry about the focuser. Going heavy on the eyepiece end, grab a used if possible or new moonlite. This is very biased advice, but, it’s not an untrue statement either. 




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