- Feather Touch Micro Focuser is an indispensable upgrade to the stock focuser on Celestron C8 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes
- Smooth mechanism includes standard and 1:10-speed focuser knobs to help quickly and easily achieve sharp focus
- Ideal for visual observation and imaging applications
- Precision machined from the highest quality materials to ensure long life and trouble-free operation.
Feather Touch Micro Focuser for Celestron C-8 (Not for CPC or NexStar SE telescopes). Manufacturer part number: FTM-C8.
Most modern Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes come with a single speed stock focuser on the rear cell. While these stock devices do bring an image to focus, the focal point is extremely sensitive to the rotational position of the focuser knob. As a result, it’s often frustrating and time consuming to get objects to snap into sharp focus. The dual speed Starlight Instruments Feather Touch Micro Focuser is an ideal replacement for the stock focuser for your Celestron 8” SCT. A joy to use, the Feather Touch Micro Focuser provides precise, buttery smooth control of standard and ultrafine 1:10-speed manual focusing to get the best possible images from your telescope.
The Starlight Instruments Feather Touch Micro Focuser is easily installed in place of the original focus knob on many Celestron C-8 optical tubes. A built-in stop prevents the primary mirror from detaching from the focuser. The focuser is simple to install yourself in about 10 minutes. Detailed instruction are included.
The Feather Touch Micro Focuser is precision-machined and anodized black with a brass fine-focus knob and is ideal for both imaging or visual observing. All Starlight Instruments products and accessories are precision machined from the highest quality materials to ensure long life and trouble-free operation.
Selecting the correct SCT microfocuser for your Celestron telescope:
This model is not compatible with old orange tube C8 telescopes. Although this model does not fit the new CPC-800 or NexStar 8 SE telescopes from Celestron, a separate model for these telescopes is available at Agena AstroProducts.
If your telescope is less than a few years old, check the style of the back cell to see which version of the Feather TouchSCT Micro Focuser you need: If your telescope has a flat back (left picture), you need the standard "C" Micro Focuser (this product). If your telescope has a triangular pattern on the back (right picture), you will need the "CPC" version of the Micro Focuser.
- User Manual: Feather Touch C8 Focuser Manual (PDF format, 626KB)