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Focuser Upgrade (Sky-Watcher 80 ED)

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#1 SapperUp

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Posted 17 September 2021 - 04:58 PM

Hey guys, looking for suggestions for an upgraded focuser for my scope. I can't seem to get rid of sag in my stock focuser.

I know of Moonlite, but it would require some drilling to work with my ZWO EAF. I'm not willing to compromise on changing the EAF. Just seeing what's out there aside from Moonlite (though I'm not against it, just looking for others).

Cheers.

 

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Posted 17 September 2021 - 06:27 PM

Shoot Moonlite an email explaining your situation. Maybe they can offer a "no drill" solution. 



#3 sanbai

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Posted 17 September 2021 - 06:41 PM

Why the drilling? The stock focuser is just a regular 2" one.

I had replaced mine (broken) with the GSO Crayford (NOT the linear). I couldn't be happier, although it's only for visual. I gained some in-focus travel, which I needed with my long optical train.

Moonlite took out of their catalog their manual focusers. If they put them back, I'm not aware.

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 11:51 AM

I found this from FLO in the UK. Anyone have experience with it??

 

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