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Skywatcher Dual-Speed Low Profile 1.25/2" Crayford anyone?

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My factory fitted focuser has developed a mind of its own and tends to slide inwards when a heavier eyepiece is in place. Has anyone got experience of the Skywatcher mentioned? I don't want to spend huge and the price of this seems reasonable....

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You can adjust the focuser by the allen screws underneath the focuser, I think there is four of them, just tighten until the correct amount of tension is reached.

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I bought the Skywatcher Dual-Speed Low-profile focuser for one of my scopes, and consider that it has a significant design flaw, which is why I no longer use it. The focus tube comes in two sections , which results in flexure when both are extended and sagging under the weight of a camera or big eyepiece. I found that I got distorted stars when imaging. The stock focuser on the PDS range is much better. 

Not necessarily an issue unless you're imaging, I guess.

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Thanks guys. I adjusted the allen screws and it seems to have done the trick. May give the new focuser a swerve. Everyday is a school day!

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