Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:01 AM
Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:55 AM
Depends what the modifications are.
I was looking at the Mallincam website and I saw that he is selling RC OTAs. I read how he has had them modified for use with his cameras, but are they useable for visual and regular AP?
The one and only clear thing that is said about those RC GSO scopes is that they have the primary moved a few mm closer to the secondary up the tube , in order to allow all cameras to come to focus without removing focuser spacers . It is asserted several times that the scopes are optimised for video without saying what or how they were modified if at all, so just based on that written info it's not possible to say whether they would work or not for your application.
Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:40 PM
Yes, they are useable for the OPs applications.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:03 AM
Will post my experience in the future.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:15 AM
Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:52 PM
Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:52 PM
It should be noted though that GSO sells their RC scopes through a variety of resellers and depending on which size of scope with a variety of different bits and pieces such as ...
Dovetail bars (D or Vixen width)
One or two bars (bottom and top mounted)
Number of and size of (width) the 90mm spacers
Regardless of where someone purchases one of these scopes they should be aware of these potential inclusions/differences and when comparing scopes know exactly how each one is configured.
Rock's 8" VRC is also changing a little bit. The next batch will apparently come with aluminum rather than carbon fibre otas ... and a slight price decrease (yes you read that correctly ... lol).