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Peterson EZ Focus Kit for Meade SCT Telescopes

Item # PG-EZFOCUS

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Quick Overview

  • The Peterson Engineering EZ Focus Kit will improve the feel and performance of the focuser in the majority of Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes.
  • Works with 8" - 12" LX200GPS or LX90, the 8" - 10" LX50, the 8" LX10, the 8" - 12" LX200-ACF (LX200R) , the 16" LX200GPS and LX200-ACF (LX200R), and other older Meade SCT models.
  • The Peterson Engineering EZ Focus Kit includes photo illustrated instruction sheet.
  • Reduces backlash in Meade's focusing system and consistently provide a light precise feel to the focuser knob.

Peterson EZ Focus Kit for Meade SCT Telescopes

Peterson Engineering EZ Focus Kit

This kit is intended for use with all Meade 8" through 12" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes, including the LX200-ACF, LX200GPS, the LX200 Classic, the LX90, the LX50 and the LX10. It will also work with the 16" LX200GPS or LX200-ACF (LX200R) models. The EZ Focus kit will remove most of the backlash in Meade's focusing system and consistently provide a light precise feel to the focuser knob.

The EZ Focus™ Kit is used to modify the Meade focus system - it does not replace it. By substituting precision thrust bearings for the existing nylon washers, this kit greatly reduces the need for separate costly, bulky backplate-mounted focusers and motorized focus controls. (Or in the case of the LX200GPS, the need to waste time in switching over to using Meade's Microfocuser.)

Peterson EZ Focus

The procedure is simple, and the instruction sheet contains detailed step by step instructions, accompanied by pictures. The only tool you need supply is a simple pair of pliers.

This extremely effective approach to improving focuser action was developed by Michael Hart. Mr. Hart's basic design is posted in the MAPUG archives. The EZ Focus™ Kit significantly improves on the basic design and modification procedure. In addition to the very detailed instructions and step by step photographs that anyone can follow, the kit contains a collection of difficult to obtain items - 2 precision miniature thrust bearings, a custom stamped stainless steel thrust washer, an Allen wrench, a mirror cell retaining bolt, and a packet of the same grease used by Meade for lubricating all of the telescope's internal workings.

Peterson Engineering Product Number: EZFOCUS

SKU PG-EZFOCUS
Manufacturer Peterson
Warranty Not Supplied By Manufacturer
  • Peterson Engineering EZ Focus Kit
  • Thrust Bearings
  • Trust Washer
  • Allen Wrench
  • Mirror Cell Retaining Bolt
  • Grease

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