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Model: EZFOCUSBrand: Peterson
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This kit is intended for use with all Meade 6" through 12" Schmidt-Cassegrain and Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes - including the LX200ACF/GPS/R, the LX90, the 6" and 8" LX80, LightSwitch and LT series scopes, the LX200 Classic, the LX50 and the LX10. The kit removes most of the backlash in Meade's focusing system and consistently provides a light precise feel to the focuser knob.
Note that the kit does not fit Meade's 14" LX200R and LX200GPS. The 14" is a major redesign of the GPS line, and it incorporates the EZ Focus thrust bearing design. Nor does the EZ Focus fit the Meade LX600 or LX850 SCTs as they use a different focus mechanism.
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 some cases, the need to waste time in switching over to using Meade's Microfocuser.)
The procedure is simple, and the instruction sheet contains highly detailed step by step photo illustrated instructions. Installation does not require going into the optical tube assembly. You simply unscrew the focuser from the scope backplate to work on it. 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 special synthetic grease.
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