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Re: [MeadeUncensored] SN cool down issues

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  • John Mahony
    ... No one said it s glued. It s attached mechanically through a hole in the corrector, just like a Fastar/Hyperstar. ... Rod mentioned the Fastar
    Message 1 of 13 , Jan 1, 2007
      --- Thad Floryan <thad@...> wrote:

      > --- In Meade-Uncensored@yahoogroups.com, John Mahony <jmmahony@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > --- Thad Floryan <thad@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > > --- In Meade-Uncensored@yahoogroups.com, "Rod Mollise" <rmollise@>
      > > > wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Celestron correctors, the correctors on my scopes, for example, must
      > > > > potentially support a Fastar corrective optics assembly and a
      > camera,
      > > > > far more weight than the Meade diagonal. ;-)
      > > >
      > > > Hmmm, how do you attach a Meade diagonal to a Meade corrector
      > plate? :-)
      > >
      > > I don't know exactly, but we're talking about the Meade SNs here,
      > where this
      > > _is_ how it's attached.
      >
      >
      > I'm looking at a picture of a Meade SN in a Meade manual and there's
      > NO way a diagonal is [normally] attached/fastened/glued/Velcro'd or
      > whatever to the corrector plate.

      No one said it's glued. It's attached mechanically through a hole in the
      corrector, just like a Fastar/Hyperstar.

      > NOW, before you scoff, please note the article to which I responded
      > was discussing the Fastar system [a Celestron-ism that replaces the
      > secondary mirror in an SCT with a camera holder] which does attach
      > to the corrector plate of an SCT.

      Rod mentioned the Fastar specifically to address the original poster's concern
      that the weight of the diagonal in the SN might distort the corrector.

      -John

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