Focuser upgrade

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Quarky
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Focuser upgrade

Post by Quarky » Mon May 25, 2015 11:03 am

Hello experts!

Newbie to telescope ownership here. Have been toying around with a 12x50 for a few months and only recently, made purchase of Orion ST80. Should reach the shores in a few days. Does upgrading the focuser to a Crayford worthy? Or should i just save up for a more decent scope?

Thanks!

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Re: Focuser upgrade

Post by Great Red Spot » Wed May 27, 2015 12:00 am

For high power observation, I find a dual speed Crayford to be god sent. But the ST80 is not really a high power telescope. For low power and wide view observation, I don't think the upgrade is necessary.

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Re: Focuser upgrade

Post by Quarky » Wed May 27, 2015 5:47 pm

Thanks for the tips! I'll save it up when i get a mak or SCT then.

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