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I use a bahtinov mask for focusing with APT and it takes me ages to focus. Just the slightest adjustment takes it way off after getting close. Would an auto focuser make this easier and if so which would work with an Explore Scientific ED80? Wouldn't want to spend a fortune. Cheers.

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It wouldn't necessarily make it much "easier". There are exponents of manual focus here who do a superb job.  However, over a Bahtinov mask, auto-focus would probably be more accurate.

If you do a forum search you will find a number of threads relating to this subject, but most will end with the same conclusion of 3 preferred which will work with your OTA:

  1. Lakeside
  2. SharpSky
  3. Pegasus
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