FeatherTouch Micro Focuser for Celestron HD8" / CPC800 / NexStar 6 - 8 / C8

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FeatherTouch Micro Focuser for Celestron HD8" / CPC800 / NexStar 6 - 8 / C8

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  • The Starlight Instruments SCT/HD Micro Focuser for:
    • Celestron HD8" / CPC800 / NexStar 6 - 8 / C8(new, rounded backplate)
    • Celestron C8 (old flat backplate) - see below Dropdown
  • two focus knobs allow for standard or 1/10th-speed focusing:
  • excellent for both imaging or visual observing
  • precision-machined and anodized black with a brass fine-focus knob
Important note: The retrofit kits for the FeatherTouch Focusing Units depends on the design and age of your Celestron SC telescope. Please check the style of the back cell to see which version of the FeatherTouch SCT Micro Focuser you need.

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€ 339.00 Price excl. German VAT tax (19%): € 284.87

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FeatherTouch Micro Focuser for Celestron HD8" / CPC800 / NexStar 6 - 8 / C8

Optec FT20 (#1317515)

The Starlight Instruments SCT/HD Micro Focuser provides the smoothest control for fine focusing. Two focus knobs allow for standard or 1/10th-speed focusing, making the MicroFocuser extremely accurate. Excellent for both imaging or visual observing, this focuser is precision-machined and anodized black with a brass fine-focus knob.

The FeatherTouch Micro Focuser can even be motorized, if required. We distribute the products of OPTEC for this purpose. The FT20 motor unit (# 1317515) by OPTEC is suitable for all FTM 1/10 reduction ratios.

Important:

If your telescope is less than a few years old, check the style of the back cell to see which version of the FeatherTouch® SCT Micro Focuser you need:

If your telescope has a flat back (left picture), you need the standard "C" Micro Focuser: Starlight Instruments FeatherTouch Focuser for Celestron C8.

If your telescope has a triangular pattern on the back (right picture), you will need the "CPC" version of the Micro Focuser.

 

The SCT Micro Focuser for the NEW, rounded backplate or OLD, flat backplate is easily installed in place of the original focus knob on

  • FeatherTouch Micro Focuser for Celestron C8 (Old, flat backplate):
    The SCT Micro Focuser will not fit old orange-tube C8 telescopes and telescopes without a stop on the baffle tube - please take a look at the instruction manual (LINK) to see how to test this on pre-year-2000-models. This model is not compatible with Celestron's new CPC-800 or NexStar 8 SE telescopes.
  • FeatherTouch Micro Focuser for Celestron HD8" / CPC800 / NexStar 6 - 8 / C8 (NEW, rounded backplate):
    This model is not compatible with other 8" SCTs.

    For the Celestron 6SE, you will need to measure the outside diameter of the flange of the stock focuser (the part of the stock focuser that mates to the rear cell, as Celestron uses 2 different size of flanges, 1 that is 1.5"/38mm and 1 that is 1.6"/40.6mm.  We do have both of the size of flanges so if ordering from a distributor or direct from us, please let them know what size of flange you have.

A built-in stop prevents the primary mirror from detaching from the focuser (as from 2000 models).

Please note the installation instructions on the Download “TAB”

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MGR 312/11/2018 09/11/201814:54
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Nice addition and first step towards focus automation
A very nice addition, sturdy and nicely crafted, for my edgeHD 8" SCT astrophotography setup. Very nice build and performs great out-of-the-box. Also with the intention to create a fully automated focuser setup.

Its good to know that with the edgeHD 8" SCT setup, you will need to use the original orange adapter plate as well so you keep the full focus range.

This is the only additional step needed for a edgeHD 8 and not being documented. The installation is indeed as simple as mentioned in the documentation and was done within 15 minutes.
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