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  1. a term used to describe a firm's concentration on a single or limited range of business activities. By focusing on a ‘core activity’ the firm is better able to reap the benefits of SPECIALIZATION and access ECONOMIES OF SCALE, increase its MARKET SHARE and concentrate management's attention and capabilities on ‘what they know best’. On the debit side, however, over-specialization may make the firm vulnerable to cyclical and secular downturns in demand while limiting opportunities for achieving long-run growth. See HORIZONTAL INTEGRATION, COMPETITIVE STRATEGY. Contrast DIVERSIFICATION.
  2. a means of organizing production. See PRODUCT-FOCUSED LAYOUT.
  3. a means of conducting market research by the use of ‘focus groups’. See MARKETING INTELLIGENCE.
  4. competing in (‘targeting’) one MARKET SEGMENT only (also known as niche targeting or marketing.) See CONCENTRATED MARKETING or TARGETING STRATEGY, DIFFERENTIATED MARKETING or TARGETING STRATEGY.

focus

a term used to describe a firm's concentration on a single or limited range of business activities. By focusing on a ‘core activity’, the firm is better able to reap the benefits of SPECIALIZATION and access ECONOMIES OF SCALE, increase its MARKET SHARE and concentrate management's attention and capabilities on ‘what they know best’. On the debit side, however, over-specialization may make the firm vulnerable to cyclical and secular downturns in demand while limiting opportunities for achieving long-run growth. See HORIZONTAL INTEGRATION, DIVERSIFICATION.
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In any such instrument, the focuser is paramount, and the dual-speed focuser performed admirably.
Several other scopes in the field sported versions of his signature finderscope mount and focuser designs, a testament to his dedication in making it possible to produce viable instruments from basic materials.
The focuser is multi-purpose as various tubes carrying different pieces of apparatus had to be interchanged during observing sessions; there are no focusers in the commercial field which are capable of this facility, but my focusers are.
This solidly built 80-mm (3.1-inch), 526-mm-focal-length (f/6.5) Newtonian has a novel feature: the helical 1.25-inch focuser has a built-in finder that shares the eyepiece view with the main scope.
Now included are a 2-inch focuser with a 1.25-inch adapter for the supplied 10-mm (120x) and 25-mm (48x) eyepieces, a navigation knob grip, and 6 x 30 finder.
Although the 115 did a nice job on medium-sized deep-sky targets, it was with the big objects that it really shone, With a 35-mm wide-field eyepiece in the focuser, I had stunning views of the huge North America Nebula (NGC 7000) and both bright sections of the Veil Nebula.
I attached lightweight steel-cable "safety lines" to a couple of these to ensure the camera wouldn't fall to the ground should it accidentally slip from the focuser.
Werner says, "I kept being a pain in the you-know-what to Roger, and he kept coming up with better and better designs." What they wound up with is a set of corrector lenses that fits partly in the focuser drawtube and partly in front of the secondary mirror.
(With such a minor obstruction, this scope is a planet killer!) It's mounted on a single rod that's held in place by a thumbscrew on the focuser casting.
The FCD100 series comes with Explore Scientific's standard HEX focuser, a Crayford-style unit with both coarse and 10:1 fine focus adjustments.
Howard remembers: "I came up with a much more complicated version made from a mix of materials that could rotate around the focuser, which worked but was rather flimsy and didn't rotate easily.
With its dew shield retracted and no adapters attached to the focuser, the FSQ-130ED is impressively compact, being slightly less than 21 inches (53 cm) long.