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Saturday, November 21, 2009

New MoonLite focuser rig

The old Astro-Tech Crayford focuser that came with scope had issues when it came to keeping the drawtube square with the focusing assembly. Off-center position when locked down induced coma-like effects, made star alignment difficult, and fine focus was problematic. In short, it was just a cheap focuser.

Enter the new MoonLite focuser. In addition to being a solid piece of machined hardware, the primary benefit is that the drawtube is locked in position by applying pressure to the focusing shaft, not the drawtube itself.

Tried it out and focusing was a pleasure! Looking forward to using this from now on.