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Originally brought for my C11 HD Edge, But when used with filter wheel, OAG, and 0.7 focal reducer the spacing is to far out, hence the reluctant sale of this A+ Condition, unused (other than to see if it worked), focuser. Asking price is £240 which includes special delivery. Bank transfer, paypal or cash/collect ect......
I have a Skywatcher 200p Dobsonian and wanted to use my 600D to get some better shots of the moon and planets than I can with my long lens. I have bought the T and SLR Ring which I have then plugged straight into the 1.25inch in place of the eyepiece. However, I can't focus on any objects in the sky, Jupiter and Saturn just looked like fuzzy doughnuts last night. Perfectly circular which is a start but still completely out of focus.
This afternoon I thought I'd have another go in daylight and pointed at some trees approx 100-120ft away and the leaves were in focus with the focusser wound all the way in. With it all the way out I could focus on leaves on a shrub about 60ft away.
I assume therefore that I need to get the camera closer to the tube but how? And how much? The tube that is screwed into the part that fits into the 2inch eyepiece holder is about 1.25 inches long but can I replace this?
Does anyone have any ideas please?
I can focus using normal eyepieces so don't want to resort to moving primary mirrors which was mentioned in another thread. As this is primarily being used for viewing not photography.
Thanks very much for your help in this matter.
I've been pondering over the idea of upgrading the standard focuser on my 200p to a dual speed one. This one: https://www.firstlightoptics.com/skywatcher-focusers/dual-speed-crayford-1252-inch-focuser-for-skywatcher-explorer.html
This is primarily due to my frustration when observing the planets, especially when the seeing isn't great. I really need that extra tiny bit of precise focus, and the focuser I currently have just moves that notch too much when I try and fine tune. Do you guys think it's worth going for one of these? Also how easy is it to attach a new focuser? I don't want to go recking my scope by dropping screws onto the mirror 😅
I'm relatively new to the whole telescope thing but have done my research and was fixed on getting the Orion skyquest XT8i or XT10i. By spending that much money, I didn't like the idea of purchasing it online from their website without seeing it in person (and not having the reassurance of being able to take it back) and looked for stores in the UK that would supply them. After plenty of research, it seems like they don't exist anymore and they are only in the US? Is this right or could anyone help me?
(I've looked at the Sky-watcher 250PX/200PX flextube skyscan goto but it is significantly heavier and the noise of the goto mechanism sounds like a table saw so that's put me off of it...)
Any help would be much appreciated,