How to know if your focuser is compatible with ZWO EAF? Please check ZWO EAF detial page on ZWO website first.


If your focuser is not listed on ZWO EAF detail page, you can follow this methods,

  1. Check this list,
  2. If this list does not include your focuser, you can check the mechanical drawing on ZWO EAF detial page and this guide.📎ZWO If our EAF is right for your Focuser.pdf
  3. You can join ZWO Facebook Group-ZWO ASI Cameras, and search your focuser to see if there is any other group member has connected this focuser with EAF.

If your focuser is comfirmed compatible with EAF but we did not include in this list, welcome to contact us and we will add this focuser into the list. Thank you for your contribution.:)

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Apertura

Apertura 60mm FPL-53 Doublet APO Refractor-60EDR

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APM

APM 107 700 APO

Please check the mechanical drawing to make sure the EAF is compatible with this focuser before purchasing.

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Astro Tech

Astro Tech 65EDQ

You will need to modify the standard EAF motor bracket.

Here is an example from other users.

https://bbs.astronomy-imaging-camera.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=10211

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AstroTech 66ED

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Baader

2" BDS-RT Baader Diamond Steeltrack Focuser

You can connect the standard EAF motor bracket to the focuser with the holes circled in red.


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Celestron

Celestron EdgeHD 800

You will need extra focuser for this.


ZWO EAF Bracket for Feather Touch Focuser only compatible with the Feather Touch focuser on Celestron 8″ SCT/RASA, 9.25″ SCT and the 11″ SCT/RASA.

Coronado

Coronado 70mm SolarMaxIII

This has not been confirmed yet, you can try to remove the center screw and connect the standard EAF motor bracket.

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Crayford focuser

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Explore Scientific

The following(green marked) focusers support an EAF with provision of some additional fittings:(Officially confirmed by Explore Scientific

 

E2-inch Crayford Focusers

User will need to supply several screws – parts required are: M4 x 0.7 x 16mm.

 

ES 2-inch Rack and Pinion Focusers 

User will need to supply additional screws on this modelthey will require: M4 x 0.7 x 25mm.

 

ES 2.5-inch Hex Rack and Pinion Focusers

User will need to supply several screws to install the EAF. They will require: M4 x 0.7 x 25mm.

 

ES 2-inch Crayford Focuser fitted to ES Comet Hunter

Due to the design this model is only able to use one fixing point with the standard bracket. The user will also require some additional parts. These are:  M4 x 0.7 X 16mm. 

have provided pictures of the fitting hole that does line up.Additionally, a user could adapt the bracket themselves to fitother holes on the focuser body.    

 

There are several telescopes that we could not attach the EAF to, but this is due to the physical design of the focuser versus issues with the bracket or supplied parts. 

Fitting an EAF to the 165mm, 140mm and 115mm FPL53 models is not recommended unless the customer wants to physically modify the focusers as the design of the focuser is incompatible with EAF. (This action is not supported by ES and voids warranty. 

ED80 CF

Please refer to this post on Facebook.

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Explore Scientific ED 102mm FDC100 Scope

Explore Scientific & EAF installation guide

Explore Scientific APO EDT Series Rack & Pinion Focuser

You can connect this with the standard EAF motor bracket, but you need to buy extra M4 x 25 screw and screw washer.

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Explore Scientific 102 APO 

You can buy this parts from Home Depot,

Home Depot parts are:

#1 Everbilt Spacer #8 X ¼ in od X 1/2/ inch – Available at Home Depot. $0.98     Internet #204276583  Model # 815238 Store SKU #597313

#2 Everbilt Socket Cap Screws  M4-0.7 X 25 mm Zinc-Plat4d Steel Socket Cap Recessed Hex Screw (3 per bag) $1.18 at Home Depot SKU# 214081

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Explore Scientific 127 APO

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You need to buy 2 extra screw: M4 x 22.

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Explore Scientific ED80 Triplet

https://explorescientificusa.com/products/ed80-essential-series-air-spaced-triplet-refractor

You need the standard EAF motor bracket and buy extra screws: 2 X 19mm M4.

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Aluminum Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO 

You need the standard EAF motor bracket and buy two extra M4 X 22 screws.

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Feather Touch

FTF2015B-RP

You can use only one screw to connect the standard EAF motor bracket.

FTF3015B-A

You can connect the standard EAF motor bracket with the circled screw holes in red.

If you connnect the EAF from coarse focus knob, you can fix it with the left screw hole,if you connect the EAF from the fine focus knob, you can fix it with the right screw hole.

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FTF3545B-A---FEATHER TOUCH® 3.5" DIAMETER DUAL SPEED FOCUSER KIT, 4.5" DRAW TUBE TRAVEL, AND BRAKE

Customer reported,  can mount EAF on FTF3545 focuser using only the standard accessories in the box.

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JMI

Event horizon

You need to remove the part in red box and the knob.

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Meade

Meade 6000 80mm

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MEADE 6000 Series 115 mm APO

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Moonlite

Moonlite

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Moonlite line

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MoonLite CS Dual-Speed SCT Crayford for 3.25" thread FR Compatible

https://www.firstlightoptics.com/moonlite-focusers/moonlite-cs-dual-speed-sct-crayford-for-325-thread-fr-compatible.html

The center screw size is bigger than the EAF standard motor bracket slot, so you will need to modify the EAF bracket slot to fix the screw.

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Moonlight CR2 focuser

Orion

Orion Dual Speed Low Profile Hybrid focuser

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Orion EON 80

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Orion ED80T

Orion ED80TCF refractor Telescope /Crayford focuser on the Orion ED80T CF apochromatic triplet

Here is an video that one user modifies the EAF bracket to compatible with Orion ED80T focuser.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J5MmqM7heo


视频截图

Screenshots from video

  1. Enlarge the side slot of the EAF bracket to make the screw fit.

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  1. Connect the EAF motor bracket with a screw, this screw does not include in EAF package.

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  1. Add two more screw to connect the EAF motor bracket.

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  1. Add the other screws.

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Saxon

saxon 127mm Apochromatic FCD100 Air-Spaced ED Triplet Refractor Telescope

You need to drill out a section of the centre slot on the standard EAF motor bracket to accommodate a rather large headed focuser tube locking screw.

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SharpStar

Sharpstar 107PH

Sharpstar 150 F/2.8 HNT hyperbolic

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Stellarvue

Stellarvue SV102-Access ED Apo Refractor Telescope

Stellarvue SV70T with a 2.5″ rack and pinion focuser

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https://www.stellarvue.com/stellarvue-sv80-access/

Sky Watcher

Sky Watcher 130/650

How to set up the EAF guide video.

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Sky Watcher 1000/200

You can remove the center screw and replace it with a longer screw to fix the EAF motor bracket.

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Skywatcher Pro ED80/100/120 APO Telescope

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Sky Watcher Quattro 8”

The center screw size is bigger than the EAF standard motor bracket slot, so you will need to modify the EAF bracket slot to fix the screw.

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Skywatcher Esprit series

You will need the standard EAF motor bracket but can only fixed it with one screw, check pictures below.

Skywatcher Esprit 80

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Skywatcher Esprit 100

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Skywatcher Esprit 120

Skywatcher Esprit 150

This focuser does not compatible with ZWO EAF bracket for Takahashi Scope.

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Skywatcher 80EDT (DIY by user)

https://www.skywatcherusa.com/products/esprit-80mm-ed-triplet-apo-refractor

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Skywatcher Evostar 80ED Pro/72ED

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Skywatcher Maksutov telescope MC 102/1300 SkyMax-102T OTA

You need extra focuser to connect EAF with MCT.

https://www.astroshop.eu/telescopes/skywatcher-maksutov-telescope-mc-102-1300-skymax-102t-ota/p,5021

Sky Watcher 200p

Sky Watcher Explorer 150PDS

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Takakashi

Takahashi FSQ106

Compatible with the standard EAF motor bracket, but the coupler size does not fit with Takahashi focuser, you need to use the coupler with the size that compatible with Takahashi focuser.

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FS-60CB focuser

This focuser does not compatible with ZWO EAF bracket for Takahashi Scope, the focuser cover plate need to be removed.

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Takahashi Epsilon-130D

Takahashi Epsilon-180ED

An video from Facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/ddierick/posts/10159355886984796https://www.takahashi-europe.com/en/epsilon-180ED.php

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TecnoSky

Compatible with 115/70/100q/125/130.

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TS

TS-Optics Imaging Star 80mm f / 4.4 – 6-element Flatfield APO Telescope

TS Crayford Style Focuser for SC Telescope

(not compatible with GSO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vojh8S1o2A

TS-Optics 2" UNC V-Power Newton Crayford Focuser - short

TS-Optics 2" UNC V-Power Newton Crayford Focuser - short

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TS-Optics PHOTOLINE 80mm f/6 FPL53 Triplet APO - 2.5" RAP Focuser

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You can remove the right screw and use a longer screw to connect the standard EAF motor bracket.

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Vixen

Vixen VMC200L

Looks like VC200L need 2 spacer to connect the EAF to it, loose the 2 lock screws and add 2 spacer.

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Vixen R200SS

This is not confirmed and may need modification.

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William Optics

WO71 Installation guide.

https://digitalstars.wordpress.com/2019/11/08/how-to-install-a-zwo-eaf-on-the-william-optics-star71/

William Optics Star-71 

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William Optics Star-71-II 

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William Optics 81GT with crayford focuser

RedCat 51 APO 250mm f/4.9

https://williamoptics.com/redcat-51

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REDCAT AUTOFOCUSER - EAF MOUNT

Here is a modification kit from deepskydad.com.

https://deepskydad.com/autofocuser/redcat/eaf?fbclid=IwAR0HKC7nSnnVBByVLt3umxJOIrdk8YfQOeACE8PY5EkUd_f1XtzCRjL9e9Y

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William Optics Zenithstar 73/80/103/126 APO

need to open up some space in the middle of the bracket

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William Optics ZenithStar 61/81 APO

Compatible with the standard EAF motor bracket.

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William Optic Megrez 72mm

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The screw in red circle can be removed, and the Allen key circled with blue is 2.5 mm in diameter about 6 mm long

William Optics FS98 

Compatible with the standard EAF motor bracket.

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William Optics official note:We recommend moto focusers which can be attached to the shaft. You can remove the knob and attach the moto to the shaft.

The screw which you pointed with red narrow can be used to attach the moto.

Also those 3 screws on the bottom, you can use one to attach the moto.

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ZWO EAF bracket for Takahashi Scope

Takahashi TSA120

Takahashi FS60

Takahashi FS102

Takahashi FSQ85

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GSO

GSO 2" Crayford Focuser for Refractors

Can not find screw hole to fix the bracket.

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GSO-made 6" Ritchey Chretien

TPO

TPO RC8″ scope-TPO

same with GSO.

CT8 UK Orion

need further confirmation

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Meade

Meade 6" F/8 refractor(The focuser shaft is 1/4 inch diameter. The 4 screws on bottom are 1 apart from each other in square formation

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Lacerta NoN Octo 

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Orion

Orion 10 inch Astrograph

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Orion EON 80ED -dual speed Crayford focuser

Orion EON 85mm ED-X2 f/6.6 Triplet Apo Refractor Telescope

https://www.telescope.com/Orion-EON-85mm-ED-X2-f66-Triplet-Apo-Refractor-Telescope/p/115234.uts

You need to confirm the size of the screw.

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Orion EON 130MM

Not compatible.

Skywatcher Evostar 80 Pro

Need further confirmation.

https://www.firstlightoptics.com/skywatcher-focusers/dual-speed-2-crayford-focuser-for-sky-watcher-refractors.html

SkyWatcher EVOSTAR 80ED DS Pro的dual speed 2 Crayford Focuser

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Takahashi Sky-90

GSO

Need further confirmation.

GSO 2" Linear Bearing Crayford Focuser

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