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Can't figure out how to mount the ZWO EAF (auto focuser) to my telescope

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#1 The_8_Bit_Zombie

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 11:49 PM

Hi everyone,

 

I just acquired a ZWO EAF auto focuser, and I can't figure out how to mount it to my telescope, the Stellarvue SV70T. The EAF requires a motor bracket to be attached to the telescope, which mounts like this: https://astronomy-im...ds/DSC_3655.jpg

 

However I cannot figure out where to attach the screws onto my telescope. As far as I can tell all of the available thread holes on the telescope are being used. The only two candidates that I see are these two:

 

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But I'm pretty sure those are the tension screws for the telescope's focuser. And the other holes look empty, but they all have screws in them.

 

Is there something I'm missing? It's worth noting that I emailed ZWO before I bought the EAF, and asked if it's compatible with the SV70T. They told me that it is compatible, even though it's not on the compatibility list.



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 01:57 AM

Here you go :) 

 

remove the middle screw on the left its just a cover 

 

cheers

 

Simon

 

SV70T & EAF

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#3 The_8_Bit_Zombie

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 04:57 AM

Here you go smile.gif

 

remove the middle screw on the left its just a cover 

 

cheers

 

Simon

 

Ah thank you so much! So to double check, these are the two screw holes I should use right?

 

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Is the one on the right safe to use?



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 03:47 PM

yup thats the ones :) 


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 02:44 PM

yup thats the ones smile.gif

Thanks! I have one more question if that's okay. Should I screw the focus tightener back onto the OTA? (If I even can, not sure that it would fit)

 

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(The one on the far right at the edge of the image)


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Posted 27 July 2019 - 10:02 PM

nah its the lock and once EAF Is mounted it won't move anywhere unless powered and moved by the focus control software 


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