Not too long ago I purchased a LX200 7" classic. Getting to know this beast has been worth my while, I had some rewarding first nights as an astronomy noob. I can definitely say that this is here to stay. One thing though that was really bugging me is the focussing, I've read it is the nature of the beast and that there are options. Im thinking of going down the Crayford route but am having a hard time finding out what will work on the back of the 7".
The scope I got came with a Meade 2" 90 degr. zenit mirror (is this any good? ) that threads on the back of the scope and that fits my series 4000 2" eyepieces. What Crayford style (or other) external focusers will fit taking the original focusing knob in account (clearance)? I know clearance with the fork base may be an issue as well, Im willing to deal with that though. Having a high quality focuser is more important.
I've seen so many options that I'm sliding down into the analysis paralysis abyss, on top of that it seems I may need some adapter ring? If there's anybody out there that is willing to show some technical and buying tips I'd be grateful! Also photo's of your setup would be appreciated if you did this mod.
Edited by Monk80, 03 June 2020 - 01:23 PM.