Feather Touch Micro Focuser for Celestron CPC800, NexStar 8SE & C8 Edge HD SCT, & some Nexstar 6SE Telescopes # FTM-CPC8

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Starlight Instruments Feather Touch Micro Focuser for Celestron CPC800, NexStar 6SE / 8SE & C8 Edge HD SCT # FTM-CPC8

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  • Starlight Instruments Feather Touch Micro Focuser for Celestron CPC800, NexStar 6SE / 8SE & C8 Edge HD SCT # FTM-CPC8

Quick Overview

  • Feather Touch Micro Focuser is an indispensable upgrade to the stock focuser on Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes (Celestron CPC800, NexStar 8SE & C8 Edge HD SCT, & some Nexstar 6SE)
  • 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 insure long life and trouble-free operation.

Product Details

Celestron Nexstar 6SE Telescope Owners Please Note: 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) *before* ordering. This is because Celestron uses two different size of flanges for the 6SE, one that is 1.5"/38mm in diameter and another that is 1.6"/40.6mm. Purchase this focuser for your 6SE if you have the larger (1.6"/40.6mm) flange. If your scope has the smaller flange, please buy model # FTM-C6 instead.

All Other Celestron 8" Telescope Owners Please Note: If your telescope is less than a few years old, check the style of the back cell to see which version of the Feather Touch SCT Micro Focuser you need. Please refer to the images below. If your telescope has a flat back (left image), you need the standard "C" Micro Focuser (model # FTM-C8) and not this focuser. If your telescope has a triangular pattern on the back (right image), you will need this "CPC" version (model # FTM-CPC8) of the Micro Focuser. 

Celestron PC11 vs C11 Back

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 Celestron CPC800, NexStar 8SE, and Edge HD 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 insure long life and trouble-free operation.

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