34260Re: When will the new Signature Scopes hit the market?
- Jul 1, 2007The microfocuser was way too tight which caused the bearings
to 'grumble'. My fix can be found at:
This worked excellent aferwards but I needed a way to automate
focusing which is why I had the stock focuser upgraded.
The stock focuser was fitted with the Moonlite high resolutoin
stepper drive. This works excellent. I will not be getting a FT.
No, I never got image shift even with the stock micro focuser. The
Moonlite focuser upgrade can be found here:
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "n7032b" <kayak02@...> wrote:
> --- How did you resolve your original focuser issue, Was the
microfocus the problem? the optics are great, sharp, color free and
flat for med to large ccds.
> did you have image shift? The new FT are FANTASTIC, the new one
with the FT will be a steal, if you get one.
> Itmboptical@yahoogroups.com, "Mike Siniscalchi" <helixgate@> wrote:
> > Thanks Peter :-)
> > My observations are that the OTA is excellent in fit and finish
> > well as optical performance. I got one of the earlier ones (S/N
> > the focuser had a problem but I was able to resolve it myself.
> > OTA's come with the FT focuser though the old 4" stock focuser
> > very well if you got one without a bad microfocuser. I had my
> > focuser upgraded with a Moonlite stepper focuser and the unit
> > excellent for my use which is photography. I can't comment on the
> > because I don't own one. But the 130SS is worth the money.
> > Mike Siniscalchi
> > http://www.helixgate.net
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