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74721

Re : [ap-ug] eyepieces for AP130EDF f/6?

Wide field : the XW40 is excelent. grab an OIII filter and you have a perfect combo for the Weil nebula At the other end of the XW line, the XW3,5 also excels
OlivDeso
May 23
#74721
 
74720

Re: Slightly OT: Remote all-sky cameras

Dave, thanks! Stuart On Tue, May 23, 2017 at 9:33 AM dave@... [ap-ug] < ... -- Stuart Heggie http://www.stuartheggie.com/featured.html
Stuart Heggie
May 23
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74719

Re: Frozen Threads

Wayne, Roland’s suggestion of heating the Female side works very well. Heating the Female side increases its inside diameter, cooling the Male will
Joe Mize
May 23
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74718

Re: Slightly OT: Remote all-sky cameras

Mmonglow but you have to buy their usb video grabber. http://www.moonglowtech.com/products/AllSkyCam/Software.shtml Dave
skunky
May 23
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74717

Slightly OT: Remote all-sky cameras

All, I am looking for better software to control my remote all-sky camera. I'm currently using the software I got long ago with my now defunct Orion All-Sky
Stuart Heggie
May 23
#74717
 
74716

Re: eyepieces for AP130EDF f/6?

I personally tend to put just one small drop of light machine mineral oil on the threads upon assembly. One drop is enough, it would get distributed over while
Pawel T. Lancucki
May 22
#74716
 
74715

Re: eyepieces for AP130EDF f/6?

Definitely second the binoviewer. I have had lunar views that were simply jaw dropping in my AP130 Gran Turismo with a William Optics bino and Celestron 9mm
Jeff Ball
May 22
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74714

Re: Frozen Threads

Yeah I bought a pair of grippy gloves at the hardware store a few years ago and they have proven to be invaluable for stuck threaded parts...and for avoiding
Joel Short
May 22
#74714
 
74713

Re: eyepieces for AP130EDF f/6?

Perhaps a binoviewer is called for!
albireo13
May 22
#74713
 
74712

Re: Frozen Threads

Tried the hot:cold thing and couldn't dislodge it, but did cut my fingers on the internal threads of the TCC extender! Blood didn't work as a lubricant either.
wayneh9026
May 22
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74711

Re: Frozen Threads

Good point about the tapered threads on plumbing connections but now you got me wanting to try it on my astro gear. If I do I'll report back. Not tonight tho.
Stuart Heggie
May 22
#74711
 
74710

Re: Frozen Threads

Teflon tape is more about leak sealing than anything else. And pipe threads are all tapered. I doubt that Teflon tape can even be used in the threads of most
Christopher Erickson
May 22
#74710
 
74709

Re: Frozen Threads

I never see anyone mentioning the Teflon tape that we all use in plumbing projects. Has this been nixed for some out-gassing quality or is it in fact a great
Stuart Heggie
May 22
#74709
 
74708

Re: Frozen Threads

Degreasing a strap wrench and the stuck parts with an alcohol wipe can help a lot. Hopefully the two parts aren't galling. A teeny-tiny amount of anti-seize
Christopher Erickson
May 22
#74708
 
74707

Re: Frozen Threads

Warm up the extension with a hot towel while cooling the TCC with an ice pack. The extension will expand and you should be able to turn it. Roland ... From:
uncarollo2
May 22
#74707
 
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