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

Item # HN-JSMM029

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Jims Mobile (JMI)
Telescope Accessories Series
MOTOFOCUS

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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 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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      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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          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

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            • 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.

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