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Interested to hear what other XT10/XT10i owners have upgraded their focuser to, and how they are finding it. The Orion own low profile dual speed 2" crayford style hybrid looks ok at around £225 although some people mention gaps left after fitting - need to be plugged eg with foam to keep out stray light. As it should be a straight swap over, though, that is good - I'm not going to start drilling my OTA. I like the idea of low profile to help achieve focus when attempting simple AP.
Moonlite focusers seem well liked and there is a vast array of them. But as they are not low profile I'm tempted to go for the Orion instead. Is there likely to be much noticeable difference between the Moonlite and the low profile Orion focuser? Are the Moonlites an easy swap over?
Any comments at all about focusers much appreciated.
You may have seen that a 28lb box containing my new mount was delivered to work last Thursday direct from Austin, Texas in the thread:
'UK 'astronomer' spots another 'Nova'...'
So added below are the now customary SGL 'un-boxing' shots of my new baby....
On Saturday I had chance to try out the Tak and get my head around the Half Hitch Telescope 'two axis balance' philosophy, see:
More shots to follow in due course....