Questar Colored Filters Don't Fit
Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:47 AM
Questar that came with a full eyepiece filter set of the Questar-branded filters. When you thread them into the eyepiece then the eyepiece will not thread into the holder on the telescope.
This is very disappointing and seems out of place given that these are supposed to be their filters. Of course I can still use them on my other OTAs but it would be nice to use them on the scope they were supposed to have been made for.
Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:13 AM
Is it possible that your eyesight is such that you have to screw the eyepiece holder in farther than most of us to achieve finder focus? If so, that might explain why there isn't room for your eyepiece/filter combination.
Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:51 PM
I suggest you just call Jim Reichert at Questar or Don Yeiyer at Vernonscope. They are very knowledgable people and will clear this for you in no time.
Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:58 PM
The filters are very nice filters and are genuine Vernon-Scope filters sold by Questar. If you install an eyepiece with the filter threaded in, you can insert it right down to the treads, but you can get maybe a half to one full turn and then the filter wedges in to the bottom of the well, just above the diaphragm stop. I also normally do not use filters, just thought I would try them. I will use them with my other scopes and eyepieces anyway.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:54 AM
Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:45 PM
Posted 18 May 2013 - 03:27 AM
This was a used Q. At some point, the previous owner had loosened up the clamp screws that retain the tube assembly in the mount ring. My guess is, they were trying to loosen tension to be able to rotate the tube in the mount rings. Anyway, the tube had come off location in the mount, then they had tightened the clamp screws again. This put tension on the eyepiece tube to the point of actually deforming it. We are talking about soft aluminum here! I readjusted the tube assembly in the mount and re-tightened the screws on the plastic pieces that clamp the tube in. Now the eyepieces thread in freely with the filters installed and 1 1/4" eyepieces also fit as expected in the eyepiece tube. Problem solved!