Moonlight and Feathertouch alternatives
Posted 16 May 2020 - 04:28 PM
Posted 16 May 2020 - 04:52 PM
I've been really happy with a 2'' Baader Diamond Steeltrack I purchased several years back. Holds a ton of weight, uses actual bearings for tension and it very smooth. Not far behind a Feathertouch imo, but its probably more expensive than a 2inch Moonlite since you are in the US.
Teleskop-express in Germany has a quite a few cheaper focusers: https://www.teleskop...ers.html/page/1
Maybe you have something from the same manufacturer but with a different brand over in the US? Though in the end they might not be very superior to the hex focuser?
If I was in your position I would scan the classifieds until a nice used Moonlite came along, maybe post a wanted ad?