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Re: TSA102 => TOA-35 Flattner => Atik 460EX You have 230mm of back focus distance. That added length that the flattener uses plus any adapter needed to connect your camera, plus the distance to your CCD

Karl S. Baltz Sr
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TSA102 => TOA-35 Flattner => Atik 460EX I can't figure out how to connect a CCD camera to my TSA102. The TSA102 has a CAA attached with the 2"Compression fitting. I can then insert the TOA-35

gstuman
1:40 PM
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Re: EM-11 rough guiding in RA Here is an example of the guiding graph I am getting with PHD2. This was with "on camera" guiding using the TAK guiding cable. Note that I was dithering at

iron_genny
Feb 28
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Re: EM-11 rough guiding in RA I have had a similar experience with my new to me EM200T2M. The guiding graph produced by PHD2 is very rough with swings extending beyond +/- 1 arcsec. I'm

iron_genny
Feb 28
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Re: EM-11 rough guiding in RA Yup I am certain to be east-heavy (something I learned good and hard with all my mounts before the Mach1). I don't know what the current guide speed is (the

orly_andico
Feb 27
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SkyX Tak Em200 Temma 2M and Error 203 Trying to use TPoint and the SkyX Pro with a Takahashi EM200 Temma 2M. Verivified using the correct port. Verified all cables are working (mount works fine

lodrigj
Feb 27
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elongated stars from Epsilon E180ED when tube rings are tighten Hi, The thread on (american) football shaped stars from FSQ85 reminds me about my own Epsilon 180ED. For a long time I was troubled by the image quality of my

weihaowang
Feb 27
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Re: Tak FSQ 85 and football shaped stars when cold I had the same result on two different cameras so I don't think it's the plane of the chip. I also removed every item in my imaging train one at a time and

astrogolfer
Feb 26
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Re: Tak FSQ 85 and football shaped stars when cold I suspect that it s the plane of the chip , not being parallel to lens . TAK has a known issue in tube contraction for cooling weather . Last year when I went

Suresh Mohan
Feb 26
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Re: Tak FSQ 85 and football shaped stars when cold Sorry about that Mike, I should have stated Anmerican Footballs! :) It's definitely not related to focus. I refocus frequently. I'm more interested,

astrogolfer
Feb 26
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Re: Tak FSQ 85 and football shaped stars when cold Marty, Your analogy of using the word 'football' to describe the star shape does not quite work in the UK. Footballs here are round :) But to get back to your

Michael Oates
Feb 26
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Tak FSQ 85 and football shaped stars when cold I recently have been getting football shaped stars when using the FSQ 85 (no reducer) and after much testing last night realized it was related to the cold

astrogolfer
Feb 26
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NJP users, how loud does your RA Drive hum? My current NJP T2 RA Drive seems to hum even louder than the previous one I had...key word "seems" because my first one seemed really loud and annoying when I

zawijava
Feb 25
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Re: Considering a 2003 EM-200 Temma 2 Woody, That response was above and beyond and is much appreciated!

bryanthomasjd
Feb 25
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Re: Considering a 2003 EM-200 Temma 2 Bryan, 1) The "new" A-P RAPAS (Right Angle Polar Alignment Scope) is in my opinion now better than Tak's PA scope. It has a built-in diagonal so you don't

Woody Schlom
Feb 25
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