Re: FLT 132 and Moonlite focusing problem
- I have a ML CFL (4.5"DT) on a different refractor brand scope (my guide
scope is a WO 70ED) and also have to use an extension tube to reach back
prime focus with a camera. Well actually I use one etxension tube made
from the Televue TLS-2245 (2.4") imaging system.
Ron from ML custom made this for me, it is now available from the ML
site. The reason I used this is that it can be adapted (and lengthened)
and used as: a camera T ring adapter/an extension tube/ a LPS filter
holder/ a FL reducer adapter ...blah blah.
This allows me to reach plenty of in-focus & back focus just fine with
my DT. No such issues with a diagonal & eyepiece...no extension
But if you need qty 2 extensions...then something is not right! Sounds
like the flange is cut too square? I think RON sets up the focusers so
they have plenty of in-focus travel available to allow fitment of filter
The only solution is to either put on on of the ML flange extenders...or
talk to RON as you shouldn't have to use 2 extension tubes!
- Thanks guys for the responses. Ron suggested a 2.5" flange extender. I'll talk to him about custom making a 3.5" extender. Hopefully the whole train of gizmos hanging off this will remain stable. I just hate to see the camera hanging 13" away from the scope: it just doesn't look normal.