About this product
Part Number: 7315
The Borg Helical Focuser S is non-rotatable, accepts 1.25' eyepieces, cameras and accessories, has a T-thread at the rear and will accept an optional Borg 1.25" nosepiece 7316 (shown in photo).
In addition to visual use the focuser is an excellent choice for fine focusing CCD, digital still and video cameras.
Features index-marks on the outside of the barrel, which facilitates focusing when switching between camera and eyepiece.
Helical focusers work by turning a ring to focus as we do when using a conventional camera (at least in manual focus mode). A true helical focuser works like a camera - when you turn the focusing ring, neither the lens nor the camera (or eyepiece and diagonal) rotate. The only motion is in and out. Some manufacturers implement a "pseudo-helical" focuser which results in a rotating camera or eyepiece, but Borg focusers are true helical focusers.
The advantage of helical focusers is the fine adjustment possible, in part due to the fine pitch of the focusing ring's thread, and in part due to the large diameter of the ring. In the case of the Borg helical focusers, virtually backlash-free movement and graduated markings on the focusers allow repeatable return to the focus point simply by noting the focus position reading. Specification
Index : 50 microns
Length : 45 to 55 mm
Weight : 80 g
Front interface : M36.4 P1 Male, will accept optional Borg 1.25" nosepiece (7316)
Rear interface : 1.25" nosepiece holder and T-thread
|Average Rating (1 Review): |Improved focusing on Mak--Cassegrain
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 | William
The Borg focuser fitted to the 1.25" adapter on the scope snugly and allows fine focusing after coarse focus with the mirror adjuster on the scope. The movement if very smooth, controlled and enables me to make very fine adjustments without image shift and the introduction of excessive vibration into the telescope. This gives a much improved viewing experience. The graduations on the Borg focuser are very clear and useful for focus precision. The Borg focuser is very lightweight which is helps minimise the moment from the balance point, critical on my mount which is a little underpowered.
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