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Jims Mobile (JMI) MOTOFOCUS for Celestron 5/6/8 Inch SE Telescopes

Item# JSMM029
 
4.5

(10 Ratings)

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  • Autofocuser for Celestron 5-, 6-, and 8-inch SE Series
  • Motofocus is great for visual and photographic use
  • Vibration-free focusing with no need to touch the telescope
  • Compatible with the NexStar 5SE, 6SE, 8SE and C6-SGT
  • Easy to mount with no need to drill or tap
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Jims Mobile (JMI) MOTOFOCUS for Celestron 5/6/8 Inch SE
CHOKING HAZARD - small parts may pose a risk to children under 6 yrs.

Supplier Sku:
MFNEX6
Shipping Restrictions:
Ships to most international destinations, APOs, and FPOs.

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Brand

Jims Mobile (JMI)

Telescope Accessories Series

MOTOFOCUS

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Canada

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Jims Mobile (JMI) MOTOFOCUS for Celestron 5/6/8 Inch SE Telescopes
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Strong construction (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (9)
    • Astrophotography (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

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    4.0

    Works great, install needed help

    By Al Bireo

    from Dallas, TX

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Astrophotography

      Comments about Jims Mobile (JMI) MOTOFOCUS for Celestron 5/6/8 Inch SE Telescopes:

      This item works beautifully. ZERO vibration when using this. I think the focusing speeds are great, I wish it would stay on "slow" for just a bit longer before automatically shifting up to "fast". Just personal preference. The reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that once installed, the coupling did not "grip" the scope's focusing knob enough to actually turn it. The motor would just spin around the focus knob. Applying some friction tape around the focus knob, then pushing the Motofocus on solved the problem. I concur with other reviewers regarding the need to remove 3 screws to change the battery. I don't understand the gripe about "no longer able to focus manually": I thought the reason we got it was to avoid manual focusing! I recommend this product, definitely.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Great product

      By Brett

      from AMARILLO,TX

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Astrophotography
        • Bright Conditions
        • Terrestrial Viewing

        Comments about Jims Mobile (JMI) MOTOFOCUS for Celestron 5/6/8 Inch SE Telescopes:

        Makes focusing a cinch

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great purchase for my 8SE

        By Bob STL

        from St. Louis, MO

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Added convenience
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Jims Mobile (JMI) MOTOFOCUS for Celestron 5/6/8 Inch SE Telescopes:

          I cannot see myself not having this accessory for my 8SE. I like to show people the objects I am viewing quite frequently, and this makes it so absolutely no touching of the scope is required. If someone feels the image is out of focus, they simply touch the buttons and make it perfect for them. I can get then refocus once it gets back into my hands.

          Installation was easy, and everything fit perfectly with no issues.

          I have only a few considerations, not cons. One, I wish you did not have to disassemble the back to replace the battery, though it isn't much of an inconvenience. Second, I wish the slow setting was even slower. I find myself shooting right out of focus when I am fine tuning sometimes, even on the slowest setting. Nothing a little light tapping of the buttons can't fix. Finally, the inability to manually focus when this is attached is a big of an annoyance, though with the highest speed setting manual focus isn't really needed. Again, none of these are any cause for me to lower my score, and I still consider this one of the best purchases I made for my 8SE.

          All in all, a great addition to my scope that I could not imagine being without.

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Great Hands-Off Focusing

          By Jack Kay, PA

          from SE PA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Set-up
          • Easy To Use
          • Widely Compatible Adapter

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Astrophotography

            Comments about Jims Mobile (JMI) MOTOFOCUS for Celestron 5/6/8 Inch SE Telescopes:

            Great product, easy to install, parts fit as advertised. The latter being a huge plus. Easy to use and wonderful addition to the Celestron 8SE

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Good Product

            By Costa

            from Bountiful, UT

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Poor Fit

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Astrophotography

            Comments about Jims Mobile (JMI) MOTOFOCUS for Celestron 5/6/8 Inch SE Telescopes:

            This product works great. It is definitely useful on the Celestron single fork design to help eliminate shaking during focusing. The only reason I gave it 4 vs 5 stars is because it doesn't slide onto the focusing knob far enough. I pushed it on fully and the bracket for the mounting screws was still a short distance from the back of the scope. I had to take some pliers and slightly bend the mounting bracket to get it to reach. That was a minor annoyance though and easy to fix. Overall, I would buy this product again.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            What a great device

            By Bill M

            from Lewisville, NC

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy

              Comments about Jims Mobile (JMI) MOTOFOCUS for Celestron 5/6/8 Inch SE Telescopes:

              I had the Motofocus attached to my Celestron 8in scope in a matter of minutes and was pleasantly pleased with the way it worked. I'm sorry it took me this long to buy this item.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Very good product !!!

              By Orion1500

              from Hayward, Ca

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Astronomy
                • Astrophotography
                • Terrestrial Viewing

                Comments about Jims Mobile (JMI) MOTOFOCUS for Celestron 5/6/8 Inch SE Telescopes:

                This adapter is a must to have for astrophotography.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Lazy? More like - gotta have it!

                By 2BIL

                from Bay Area

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Jims Mobile (JMI) MOTOFOCUS for Celestron 5/6/8 Inch SE Telescopes:

                    So I've heard lots of die-hards don't bother with this product, but I gotta say, it makes viewing even better which means more fun.

                    Viewing in my area comes and goes and this focuser allows the viewer to slightly change focus while keeping the image still as it moves the focus knob. After a few seconds on slow speed it can kick into high gear and go fast to adjust for extreme changes in focus - ie, barlows, binos. All said, I can't see not using one -

                    Down side as I said - fragile, high speed is rather loud (on a silent night I suppose anything is), and the biggie - no manual focus. Oh well!

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Hocus Focus

                    By Mr.Gadget

                    from Sacramento, Ca

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Astronomy
                      • Astrophotography

                      Comments about Jims Mobile (JMI) MOTOFOCUS for Celestron 5/6/8 Inch SE Telescopes:

                      The (JMI)Jims Mobile Motofocus is one handy little tool.
                      I purchased the Motofocus primarily for use in prime focus astrophotography, but found that it makes viewing a much more enjoyable experience also.
                      The focuser installs easily and the controls are easy to use, even in total darkness.
                      The only cons are:
                      You can not focus manually with the unit installed.
                      The controller must be disassembled to replace the battery.

                       
                      5.0

                      MOTOFOCUS FOR NEXSTAR 8SE

                      By Big JD

                      from New York City

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • A little pricey

                      Best Uses

                      • Astronomy

                      Comments about Jims Mobile (JMI) MOTOFOCUS for Celestron 5/6/8 Inch SE Telescopes:

                      I use this on my NexStar 8SE and it works wonders! I no longer have to manually focus, which cuts vibrations on the telescope down to pretty much nothing. It's great at public observing sessions, too - just give the person the controller and you don't have to worry about them knocking your scope out of alignment. Overall, a very useful tool!

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