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Model: skywatcher_focuser_20171Part Number: 20171Brand: OVL
CNC machined 10:1 dual-speed Crayford focuser designed as a direct replacement / upgrade for the standard focuser supplied with Sky-Watcher Evostar 102/120/150, Startravel 102/120/150 and Evostar 80ED/100ED/120ED refractors.
Will accept both 1.25" and 2" eyepieces.
Features adjustable tension, locking clamp and indexed drawtube.
Note 1: Our FLO Adapter will enable you to use Sky-Watcher focal reducers with this focuser.
A worthwhile upgrade from the standard focuser especially at this price! It just feels much nicer in operation and the indexed drawtube allows for faster focusing if like me, you regularly pack the scope away. The anodized and piano black finish looks the doggy's doodahs too. Of course the other aftermarket focusers are a probably great deal better in operation but at this price this really is a must on the ed80. The only disappointing thing is the lack of a findershoe or a way to fit one. However there is a small bonus as the focuser is rotatable! I didn't realise this, but it makes framing sooooooo much easier now while also keeping the focus the same. Excellent upgrade and unbeatable at this price.
For the price this is an excellent upgrade. Billet cnc machined and anodised. Unfortunately no thread on draw tube but the FLO adaptor sorts that issue out. If you want to fit the SW motor focuser you will have to do some mods on the mounting bracket as the holes do not line up with the bolts but it's not a major task.
I bought this to replace the standard r&p model on my SW Evostar 120. It is a vast improvement, much more solid with no play or slop in the draw tube at all. The movement is smooth and you can adjust the friction with a hex key on the under side. I use this mostly for imaging and when I first placed my DSLR onto the focuser the draw tube slipped but this was corrected quite easily with a quarter turn of the hex bolt. Another bonus is the whole thing can be rotated 360 degrees making framing of your target easy. The only reason I did not give this item 5 stars was the lack of a finder shoe. I actually don't use a finder on my scope but if you did you would need to find a new way to attach it.
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