Because automation is our game, we looked at the problem of adding a motor to an essentially manual focuser. How do you add the ability to motorize the FeatherTouch without destroying that “smooth, buttery” feel (as my friend Jon likes to call it)? The FeatherTouch Feel is likely the reason most users choose Starlight Instruments in the first place. So the problem remains, how do you create a simple system that allows an astronomer to set up in the field and see the wonders of the universe though an eyepiece, then transform easily to a photographic setup with fully automated focusing? We’ve developed a solution to this problem, and the answer is the FocusLynx FT with QuickSync.