Buckeyestargazer Shop is now offering new ZWO EAF brackets for Baader Diamond Steeltrack, Stellarvue Access Telescopes and Lunt Telescopes focusers.
Joel Short, an astroimaging enthusiast located in Northern Indiana, opened the Buckeyestargazer Shop to make available items he has developed to offer affordable and uncomplicated accessories. As Short comments, “These are simple and practical items that I have found to be essential for amateur astronomers.”
The new ZWO EAF brackets allow you to mount a ZWO Electronic Automatic Focuser (EAF) onto your telescope or lens focuser. The ZWO supplied M4 screws are used to attach the EAF to the bracket. Where necessary, a coupler is provided to connect the EAF pinion shaft to the focuser pinion shaft and is held securely with M3 set screws.
As Short notes, “As the focuser moves there is an internal screw that also travels in and out. The EAF bracket is designed to allow for some of this travel around the focus point but does not allow for the full outward focuser travel. Prior to installing the bracket make sure the scope is roughly in focus.”
Buckeyestargazer Shop also recently released a new Sun Finder which provides a convenient and safe way to locate the Sun in your properly filtered telescope. With the Sun Finder, you look away from the Sun (Never look directly at the Sun) as you point the finder toward the Sun. The Sun Finder uses pin-hole projection to show a small image of the Sun on the back of the finder, and a cross-hair makes it easy to center the Sun on the target.
The Sun Finder can be mounted on most telescopes using an included attachment which can be chosen at time of order. For example, the finder can be mounted in a Synta style finder shoe or on a Losmandy dovetail bar.
You can learn more about these new Buckeyestargazer Shop accessories here.
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