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Hi all, I'm rebuilding my 12.5 inch dob and getting some truss components from Moonlite. I'm also thinking of replacing the focuser and am very tempted by their Crayford. www.focuser.com/cgi-bin/dman.cgi?page=pr...store.cgi&product=CR

Thinking of getting this with a standard 2" 1-screw drawtube for it's lower profile but am humming and hawing over dual-speed vs single speed. Does anyone have any experience with Moonlites? I love the dual speed on the William Optics scopes but if the moonlite single speed is good enough for visual planetary use I may skimp on the option (100 bucks). Any advice greatly appreciated.
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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Question re Moonlite Crayfords

Trev,
I have a dual speed Moonlite on my 16" SCT.. Very good focuser.
However, I would strongly recommend dual speed or some other means of fine focusing for imaging purposes.
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Replied by TrevorDurity on topic Re: Question re Moonlite Crayfords

Many thanks Michael. Think I'll go for it. Probably won't do any imaging but I have an eq-platform kit which I haven't used yet - so better to be future proof I guess. Not going to have time to build that for an age yet though.
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Replied by martinus on topic Re: Question re Moonlite Crayfords

At some point in the future I'll have to replace my MK67's single-speed - trying to focus with any kind of fine control is a real headache.

A dual speed focuser is not far off a necessity IMHO.
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Replied by TrevorDurity on topic Re: Question re Moonlite Crayfords

Thanks for the input guys. Have just received the dual speed focuser in the post. Ron at Moonlite was a pleasure to deal with. Focuser is built like a tank and I'm stunned by how smooth the motion is - seems alot nicer than the wo refractor focusers.

Now to finish rebuilding the dob to put it on!

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