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Since you intend to image with it, my personal preference would be to avoid using the stock Meade focuser knob if at all possible and attach a motorised Crayford onto the rear of the OTA. There's more than sufficient back focus to not have to worry about it. It's probably a more expensive option but well worth the extra



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Hi Merlin

I take your point. I do feel though that Meade scopes, or more accurately Meade LX optics, are let down so much by the focuser mechanism ... and the mount requires hard graft to make it work well for long FL imaging. I speak from experience!


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Thanks lads. Right over my head of course. So the Meade has a weakness with the focuser drive!!! Well I am a retired mechanical engineer and cant resist a challange.


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