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Zhumell SCT Dual Speed Telescope Focuser

Item# ZHUI021
 
4.5

(53 Ratings)

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Dual Speed Focuser

Description

See more of the universe in less time with the Zhumell SCT Dual Speed Focuser. With 11:1 dual-speed focusing, this efficient telescope accessory will help you achieve the perfect viewing focus quickly and easily. Includes a 1.25-inch adapter to fit appropriate telescopes. Order today to see what you've been missing.

 

From the Manufacturer
At Zhumell we're committed to precision, performance, and people. Our products are designed and tested to make sure that they perform not only to our expectations, but to our customers' as well. We know that Zhumell customers are unique individuals whose pursuits vary and who demand the best products available. Whether you're an avid birder waiting to catch a glimpse of a yellow-rumped warbler or an early morning duck hunter scanning the horizon for a flock of ducks, we have the products that fit your needs.


CHOKING HAZARD - small parts may pose a risk to children under 6 yrs.

Supplier Sku:
SSCT-30B

Dimensions & Specifications

Brand

Zhumell

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Zhumell SCT Dual Speed Telescope Focuser
 
4.6

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (44)
  • Strong construction (41)
  • Widely compatible adapter (18)
  • Good padding (11)
  • Great optics (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (35)
  • Heavy / bulky (7)

Best Uses

  • Astronomy (46)
  • Astrophotography (36)
  • Terrestrial viewing (10)
  • Bright conditions (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (25), Avid adventurer (24)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (37)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Butter soft...

Butter soft. That's what you will feel as soon as you rotate the fine control of this focuser. Immediately after you think "heavy" that is. Because it is heavy and that's...Read complete review

Butter soft. That's what you will feel as soon as you rotate the fine control of this focuser. Immediately after you think "heavy" that is. Because it is heavy and that's something to expect due to the full metal robust construction of this item. The fit is excellent and the workmanship is something to admire as soon as you remove it from the big padded box that protects it well. The black glossy finish of the 2" focuser and the 1.25" adapter are beautiful and look perfect together.

It is the first accessory that I added to a new Celestron C8 advanced SGT due to previous bad experiences I had with the focusers of other cheaper telescopes. This piece comes with compression rings on the 2" side as well as the 1.25" adapter. It features a thumb screw on the bottom that locks the movement if you wish. I think that this is done to protect the settings for astrophotography. There is also another thumb screw on top near the ring that attaches to the scope. This screw helps with the alignment of the focuser, in the sense that you can rotate the whole focuser and everything that is attached to it without unscrewing it from the scope.

The movement is just 1-inch long but the overall focuser will add 3 to 4 inches of length to the optical path of the SCT. Not a big deal, SCTs can take more than that. The weight of the focuser on the other hand can be an issue if you plan to attach a lot of equipment on the scope and subsequently the tripod. None of this is an issue for the C8 SGT. The two work fine as if they were made for each other.

Zhumell does make good products and this is one of them. The price was right too. Get one, you will be glad you did. By the way, it looks that you can motorize it if you are handy.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very poor impression

Product arrived timely and well packaged. However it was completely unusable out of the box. The focus would not work - the main tube simply would free fall out of the housing. When...Read complete review

Product arrived timely and well packaged. However it was completely unusable out of the box. The focus would not work - the main tube simply would free fall out of the housing. When I did try to turn the focusing knobs it would make an awesome grinding sound. Since it did not come with any instructions I had to mess round with what appeared to be the adjustment screws. I was able to get it working but it still doesn't seem very smooth. it still "catches" while focusing in/out. The true test will be how it performs in actual service, but for now I am not satisfied that the product is performing as expected. It does seem to be well made, but thus far doesn't perform as good as it looks and feels.

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5.0

Zhumell SCT Dual Speed Telescope Focuser

By Gerald

from knoxville TN

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Padding
  • Great Optics
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Yachting

    Comments about Zhumell SCT Dual Speed Telescope Focuser:

    Good Price, great shipping, easy!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great value, check that it will fit!

    By MtnGoat

    from Lyle, WA

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Base May Not Fit Your Sct
    • Heavy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Zhumell SCT Dual Speed Telescope Focuser:

      This thing is built like a tank, yes, it's very heavy. That said, it's a well constructed piece of kit, very nice work. The focus is indeed buttery smooth. So much so that the girlfriend says this is one new piece of gear she's not going to complain about..it's so much better than using the stock focus knob...no image shift, and waaaayy smoother.

      What I do is set the Zhumell focuser to center range, get close using the stock SCT focus, then fine tune with the Zhumell.

      One more thing...the threads on the bottom (adaptor ring in bright finish in the photo) do NOT fit my 10" LX200 scope, which has a larger diameter thread. The intended usage is of course to screw this unit onto the rear cell in place of the visual back. Be aware of this if you're buying it for a larger SCT than an 8" Meade. I don't claim to know all sizes and threads back there across models or makes, so look into this.

      I did come up with a handy work around. It turns out the thread is in fact the same size as the barrel of an Orion 2" plossl eyepiece I don't use much. I stole the barrel off of the eyepiece, screwed it onto the Zhumell focuser, and I just plug the entire works into the 2" Astrophysics visual back which held the 2" diagonal before I got this focuser.

      In short, I install the focuser into the visual back as if it's a 2" accessory like any other, then plug the diagonal into the focuser as usual. Works great. The native focus travel of the scope provides enough range for all eyepieces even with the added optical path length of focuser plus the 2" visual back.

      Other than being aware of the size issue for getting a fit on your scope, I highly recommened this focuser. It's a total no brainer at the closeout price.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      very well built

      By Daniel L

      from LAKEWOOD,CO

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Astrophotography

      Comments about Zhumell SCT Dual Speed Telescope Focuser:

      Very well built rotating focuser, large controls and a nice finish. The eyepiece holders have a metal ring that prevents the holder screw from marring your eyepiece barrels.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Nice piece for the price

      By Rick

      from WESTMINSTER,CO

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Astrophotography

      Comments about Zhumell SCT Dual Speed Telescope Focuser:

      played with it a little but I have not had a chance to take my scope and use it

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Absolutely Amazing

      By Brent

      from Houton, TX

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Strong Construction
      • Widely Compatible Adapter

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Astrophotography
      • Terrestrial Viewing

      Comments about Zhumell SCT Dual Speed Telescope Focuser:

      For the price you just can't beat this purchase. Yeah it is a little bit on the heavy side, but that is because this thing was built to last!

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      • No

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      Customer Q & A

      Q1: Will this work a Meade LX90?

      A: Yes. The Zhumell SCT Dual Speed Focuser is fully adaptable to your Meade LX90.

      Q2: What is the diameter of the threaded end that attaches to the telescope?

      A: It comes with an adapter so the diameter will either be 1.25inch or 2inch depending on what will work with your scope.

      Q3: Would this item be beneficial with a NexStar 8SE? I didn't see any reviews mentioning the NexStar telescopes. How will it improve my viewing?

      A: The SCT focuser allows you to fine focus with very little vibration and no image shift. We highly recommend this to anyone buying an SCT telescope.

      Q4: How much does this focuser weigh?

      A: The product weight for the Zhumell SCT Dual Speed Telescope is approximately 3 lbs.

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