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zenith
27-08-2017, 07:59 PM
Hi all,

I thought I'd share my upgrade from the standard Saxon one speed focuser to a 10:1 focus ability with a Lacerta upgrade kit.
I decided to forego a more expensive complete replacement and went with a replacement two speed knob and spindle (currently 65 British pounds + postage).
I got it at 365Astronomy in the U.K and it arrived within three weeks, and took around an hour to install (BTW I have no affiliation to the company or the product). The instructions were slightly out of date in that it comes with a new shaft, so you need to take that out first in order to replace the friction pad, but apart from that installation was straight forward.

http://www.365astronomy.com/Dual-Speed-1-10-Microfocus-Upgrade-Kit-for-Skywatcher-Crayford-Focusers.html

It appears to be well made with no slop and feels smooth (although I have not had it out under the stars yet), but I get the feeling it will be a good improvement.

Cheers Tim.

AstroApprentice
28-08-2017, 06:01 AM
I agree - a good upgrade if you don't want to spend $$$ on a moonlite or FTf.
Plus Zoltan at A365 is very helpful.