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I bought a OVL dual speed crayford focuser for my Skywatcher ED100 , the problem is that the OVL crayford does not have the bracket for the standard skywatcher finderscope that the original focuser did.  Sorry if this is a stupid question but Is there a way to mount this on my scope without having to drill into the tube?



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There's a plastic grub screw that covers a point that you can screw a finder shoe into Here's mine (I don't know if mine is ovl but it I think it's the same design). I drilled a new hole in a finder shoe to locate it where I wanted.


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Yes that looks like it. It's a case of picking where to put a hole in the finder shoe. Mine is where it is so that the finder shoe doesn't get in the way of the big screw that you use to lock the rotation off.

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1 hour ago, LightBucket said:

Are you sure that was a blanking screw, and not one on the tube alignment screws...?? 

A good question, I'm sure it isn't an alignment screw.

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