The Clement Focuser is modular. By simply adding an adapter the focuser can be mounted on almost any telescope type. The design of the focuser is such that no part of the focuser protrudes below the focuser base. This allows for the focuser with adapters to be made with an extremely low profile especially necessary to get digital CCD cameras into focus. The focuser base is flat and in the simplest case directly mounts to a flat surface needing no adapter. [See Bellerophon II Mounting Template PDF]
We have standard mounting adapters for popular Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescopes including Celestron [C8, C9.25, C11, C14] and Meade [LX200 series, RCX series, LX90 series]. We currently have a NEW "quick disconnect" SCT Mounting Adapter available for the 3" and 3.5" Bellerophon III. See SCT Mounting Adapters.
We make custom adapters for Intes Maksutov-Cassegrain, Maksutov-Newtonian [e.g. MK91, MK66, MN56, MN61, MN76, MN86], Orion Argonaut, Orion Intelliscope series, and Takahashi Telescopes. See Curved Mounting Adapters and/or call us at 909-867-4519 for mounting options for your particular scope.
Digital Motorized Focusing, Auto-Focus, Remote Focus, and Temperature Compensation capabilities can easily be add to the Clement Focuser. We provide instructions for mounting your own Robo-Focus, purchase Robo-Focus from us, or add it later. See Digital Motorized Focus.
Bellerophon III 3" and 3.5" focuser's have at least two sets of tapped holes in the focuser top for directly bolting cameras, flip-mirrors, focal reducers, adapters, corrective optics and other accessories to the focuser. The 3" Bellerophon III Focuser also comes with a "quick disconnect system" for removal of low profile adapters and threaded adapters that allow the use of accessories from other focuser manufacurers. For example, the NEW quick disconnect adapter has the Astro-Physics 2.7"-24tpi thread so AP accessories you already own can be used with the 3" Bellerophon III Focuser. See Misc. Accessories.
All of our focusers, adapters, and mounting brackets are machine from a solid 6061-T6 aluminum stock and black satin* anodized.
The satin finish of our products is a special chemically etched pretreatment.