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Upgrading focuser on Lunt LS50THa B400 from helical to better ?

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Hi all,

I am thinking of adding to my solar equipment by getting a second hand Lunt LS50THa with B400, for about 700 pounds in UK.

Is this a fair price. It is about 4 to 5 years old.

I wonder if it is reasonable easy to upgrade the focuser to a rack and pinion so I can maybe add a motorised focusing system to it.

Any one who has done this modification or knows about it, please advise.


Many thanks.


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Either the FT or Moonlite is a huge improvement on the awful helical. The helical on my old LS50 locked tight and the scope had to be sent off to Germany to be sorted. 


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