Dual Speed 1:10 Microfocus Upgrade Kit for Skywatcher Crayford Focusers

 
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Clayton Tanner
Aug 19, 2016
This customer purchased the item at our site.
A+ product! Nice easy and smooth operation. Easy to assemble easy to use! No slop or play in the action. I ordered this from 365Astronmy due to the is no product like this state side to buy, unless you buy the whole focuser $$$. Will recommend to anyone whom wants more bang for their buck/quid/euro.. Well worth the little time it took to assemble.

Advantages: easy and smooth operation. Easy to assemble easy to use! No slop or play in the action.

Disadvantages: Not sold in the USA. but that ok I will recommend 365Astronomy to all of the Newtonian/ Dobsonian folks out there!
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Zane Gard
Feb 6, 2016
This customer purchased the item at our site.
This upgrade kit works on the Orion XT8 single speed crayford too. I am very pleased with the communication from 365 regarding this and being able to get it shipped to US in just a little over 1 week. Installed just like the pdf shows, very easy and nice smooth action.

Advantages: Fits Orion XT8 single speed crayford.
Easy installation, no holes to drill, no collimation issues afterward.
Very smooth action.

Disadvantages: None, I am very pleased with the quality.
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Tom Bayes
Oct 9, 2015
Kind of an anticlimax... I've been mulling over getting a dual speed for my 150P for a while. They're expensive though and being an amateur engineer even considered having a go at making one. I'm only an amateur astronomer, like taking images of planets to the best of my ability and pleased with the results. Focusing on the standard single speed 150P became a limitation to the imaging and a dual speed was on the cards but without breaking the bank. Then I found this product, ordered and delivered. It's well made, feels good and smooth, has a quality feel about it, adds a little mass but not much. When I say "a bit of an anti climax", I was looking forward to an evening tinkering in the garage on my own with my new focuser. Website doesn't say it will fit a 150P so expected maybe mill a little off here and there, turn down some bits .... potentially an evening of fun. Five and half minutes later (including time to find the right allen keys), it's fitted. It fits? Like a glove, silky smooth, with no adjustment, no mucking about or re engineering to make it fit, it just fits? What an excellent piece of kit! It has totally transformed my cheap scope. It will of course be cloudy now for the next six months!

Advantages: It fits, It's easy to fit. It transforms the scope. A very reasonable price considering quality of engineering, smoothness etc.

Disadvantages: None from my perspective.
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Ronald Leadbetter
Apr 4, 2015
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What a difference this makes to the standard focuser you get with the 200p, the 10:1 micro add-on is a god send, precise focusing is achieved every time, it's a must have add on, and is easy to fit, only takes 10 minutes.

Advantages: Makes focusing very easy and precise, the detail you can achieve is wonderful, and the price is very affordable, and it looks the part too, very well engineered.

Disadvantages: I can't find any disadvantages, as it's made my observing much easier and more enjoyable.
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