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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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Caption: Doug's homemade focusers are equally simple and elegant.
Recently I was commissioned by the York Astronomical Society to design and build a very large Crayford focuser for their 300mm aperture reflector.
Astrophotographers with beefy mounts, rigid OTAs, and robust focusers should have the fewest concerns over the camera's weight.
In addition to the carbon-fiber truss tube, a trio of cooling fans for the primary mirror, a dual-speed 3-inch Crayford-style focuser, and a pair of Losmandy-style dovetail mounting bars, the scope features both mirrors made of fused quartz.
* Robotic Focusers. An automated observatory requires every moving part to be able to be motorized, including your telescope focusers.
Both of the 5- and 10-mm models fit 1 1/4-inch focusers, while the 15- and 21-mm versions are 2-inch format only.
As the assemblies rotate in tandem, the spacing between the focusers (and therefore, eyepieces) changes.
Available in chromosphere and prominence versions, the Quark unit fits in both 1 1/4- and 2-inch focusers, and requires no additional filters when used with 80-mm or smaller refractors with focal ratios of f/4 to f/9 on non-tracking mounts.
* MOTOFOCUS Jim's Mobile Incorporated releases its MOTOFOCUS for William Optics DDG focusers ($179).