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#1 carlm01

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 01:25 PM

Hi What's a good stand alone focuser for an SCT ,I was looking at the JMI for my 6" SCT Evolution but they seem to be out of stock for the immediate future ,So can someone recommend a good quality one ?   Thanks 



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 04:06 PM

I believe Celestron  makes one now specifically for their SCTs.



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 04:30 PM

Thanks I have one ,I'm looking for a stand alone the celestron needs to be powered and run through the H/C and Mount ....



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 06:50 PM

The JMI  microfocusers are the ones that have been the defacto stand-alone electronic focuser that fit over the existing focus knob.  Check around with a few vendors and, CN classifieds, and Ebay... the scarcity is due to the **** trade war in my opinion because these shouldn't be hard to get.  JMI sadly sold out last year and they really were THE guys to go to for this kind of thing.  Since you have a 6" the only other option would be to go for an external focuser and get a motor drive for it.  


 



#5 andicus

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 02:50 PM

Pegasus Astro makes a couple.

 

I have the separate focus controller and focus motor, but there is also a combined 'FocusCube.'

 

https://pegasusastro...ts/focuscube-2/

 

My only dislike with the system is that there is no quick release to allow gross focus change.


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