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Re: Questions regarding FLT-110 (TMB)

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  • notgnirramot
    I have the FLT 110 Lite, which has a Power Linear Focuser , everything else is the same, TBM optics etc. My Focuser works pretty well for astrophoto s with a
    Message 1 of 6 , May 14, 2013
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      I have the FLT 110 Lite, which has a "Power Linear Focuser", everything else is the same, TBM optics etc. My Focuser works pretty well for astrophoto's with a SBIG ST8300 camera and a WO reducer flattener IV. The IV works very well with this scope.

      Tom

      --- In William-Optics@yahoogroups.com, "Carlos Cardon" <cdcardon@...> wrote:
      >
      > I own an older FLT-110 (with TMB optics) and have a couple of questions for
      > the group:
      >
      >
      >
      > 1. After a few years, I began to have a lot of trouble with the
      > focuser. I contacted WO Support about purchasing a replacement and was
      > informed that they no longer manufactured that part. They said they had
      > several other defective parts at the factory and picked the best of those to
      > send me. While I appreciated this effort, the one I received was not much
      > better than the original. My question for the group is: what have other
      > owners done to deal with the focuser issue on this scope?
      >
      >
      >
      > 2. Since retiring, I have begun to learn the techniques of
      > astrophotography. At the time of my original purchase, I included a Field
      > Flattener and have been experimenting with it. The flattener box says
      > "WE-FLTA68" (not FLAT68). In my testing, I seem to get better results
      > without the flattener. My questions for the group are: Has anyone else
      > used the WE-FLTA68 with the TMB FLT 110 and what results do you get? Is
      > anyone using the flattener currently offered on the William site with the
      > older FLT 110 (the Field Flattener 68, which is physically different that
      > the one I have)? Is there a non-William product that anyone has
      > successfully employed?
      >
      >
      >
      > Any help would be very much appreciated.
      >
      >
      >
      > Carlos Cardon
      >
      > Salt Lake City
      >
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