About this product
Now Includes Shaft-lock!
This is a premium quality direct-replacement thread-on focuser for smaller SCTs that have the standard 2" threaded back such as the Meade 8" and the Celestron 8" and 9 1/4". It simply threads on the rear visual back then is rotated to the desired orientation and locked in place if required.
Moonlite's silky-smooth dual rate tri-knob focuser with Shaft-lock features a fine-focus 8 to 1 reduction system using an inline all ball-bearing planetary designed unit.
The .90" travel Crayford design provides the zero backlash and no image shift performance necessary for perfect collimation. Highly polished hard anodised bearing riding surfaces for an extremely smooth focus action and a 6 lb load capacity.
The Shaft Lock mechanism is a unique mini brass compression ring clamp that allows the user to lock the shaft without deflecting the drawtube. This type of focus lock is much better then the old 'thumb screw against the draw tube' style that shifts the image when clamped.
Non marring compression rings both on 2” drawtube nosepiece and 1.25” eyepiece adapter.
The ultimate upgrade for your SCT!
|Average Rating (2 Reviews): |
Sunday, 22 April 2018 | George
just installed on my C8 SCT - easy as pi. I have 3,25 focuser on my C11 SCT and it has been excellent - except the controller which developed a sloppy output socket and had to be replaced
Itís mooniite - no further comment required
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 | Felix
What can you say about moonlite focuser that people donít already know. Theyíre awesome, solidly built quality pieces of kit that will add to any setup.
Mine was for C9.25 and it couldnít have been simpler to fit. I just screwed it straght on to the visual back and am now eating clear skies to collimate the focuser and OTA. I have no doubt that it will cope fine with the 2x TV powermate/ZWO ADC and ZWO ASI224MC I intend to put on it.
I have paired my focuser with the moonlite DC motirfocuser unit also and wholeheartedly recommend this simple addition if you want better control over focusing and elimination of vibrations. Particularly useful when doing planetary imaging to ensure you maximise on those rare moments of better seeing.
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