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EAF Moonlite focuser

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:12 pm
by inglisd
Hi,

will the mounting bracket of the EAF work with a Moonlite CS focuser 2" for SCT & RC ?

best regards,
Dean

Re: EAF Moonlite focuser

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:07 am
by Katherine.Tsai
Hi Sir,
Can the center screw in the bottom of the focuser be removed?
You can fix the EAF adapter with one longer screw.
Here is the mechanical drawing of EAF adapter and you can measure the size for confirmation.
https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/product/zwo-eaf

Re: EAF Moonlite focuser

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:44 pm
by niltohams
That's the lift capacity adjustment knob. It's used to adjust friction on the tube. Unless you get the length of the screw exactly right (down to the MICROmeter) to get the tension right and tighten it up completely for structural purposes for the EAF, it's not going to work. And then it won't be adjustable.

I've seen a few solutions to the Moonlite and EAF:
1) Lots of strong velcro (that 3M Dual Lock stuff) for the bracket.
2) Completely removing the Moonlite housing, drilling a couple holes, threading the holes, and using the new holes for the EAF bracket.
3) Mount the EAF on the rail holding the telescope with some custom brackets.

I've held off, waiting for a true solution. Though there is a lack of structural mounting points on the Moonlite. :cry:

Re: EAF Moonlite focuser

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:13 am
by Katherine.Tsai
Hi Dean,
Hope this can help you. This is a picture from facebook, you need to slightly enlarge the middle slot to fit in the big aluminium bolt which came with the Moonlite.