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WhiteShiva

Modding a Solarmax II 60

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Hello,

I was reading another post about modding out a PST to attach to a larger aperture scope, See here. And it got me thinking...has anyone replaced the focuser on a Coronado Solarmax 60? I find the focuser very difficult to handle, especially when imaging. Has anyone done this? Is it at all possible?

Allie

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Good question!

Don't know....

(I went the other way and removed the front etalon of my original Solarmax 60 and remounted it on the ED80. Longer focal length, and a Crayford focuser....)

Unfortunately the latest SM60ii version just seems to have a internal etalon (similar to the PST)

http://www.meade.com/product_pages/coronado/scopes/solarmaxii_60.php

May be possible to remove the Coronado helical focuser and replace with a better Borg version?

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