Quantix camera and filter wheel options??
Posted 14 July 2012 - 11:44 AM
Posted 14 July 2012 - 12:19 PM
Hi guys, has anyone figured the filter wheel options to go along with Kevin's housing? Could please post any details and pictures.... I had my first try with 7nm Ha yesterday that I attached to the top plate of the Kevin's housing, the camera could still focus but very bright stars had big bloats arond them and looked completely out of shape ...I guess it's because filter is too far away from the sensor...
I ran my 7nm filter and a UV/IR cut filter at the snout of a TRF2008 focal reducer/field flattener connected to a "stock shutter housing" on my AT66ED a few nights ago. Had no issues. It could be that the FF/FR made the difference; but I was under the impression that Baaders filters should work reguardless of the distance from the sensor?
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Posted 15 July 2012 - 01:17 PM
Posted 15 July 2012 - 08:12 PM
I just screwed a common 2" nosepiece adapter onto Kevin's housing. It was already threaded for that. See in photo 1. I use it like that sometimes. When I want the filter wheel I remove the nosepiece and screw on the Orion filter wheel. The Orion filter wheel comes with the adapters and its own 2" nosepiece for the scope. Seen in pic 2&3. This works on the SCT, 5" frac and the EDQ. Don't know how it will do on a newt. I have never had problems coming to focus.
5123 by Sullij1, on Flickr
Q 4 CN by Sullij1, on Flickr
REARq by Sullij1, on Flickr
Hope this helps.
Posted 15 July 2012 - 08:19 PM
I am going to post a link to this thread in the Quantix Help thread and elaborate a bit more on what "I think" the bloated star problem is.