Need help with Denkmeier Big Easy!
Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:56 AM
I have a Denkmeier Big Easy, and have enjoyed it immensely on my Newtonian.
Since then, I have gotten a William Optics FLT 110 refractor. I've tried all sorts of configurations, but can't seem to reach focus. I really want to! One issue: I can't put any binoviewer parts (OCS for the Denks) on the scope side of the diagonal, as I only have a 2" diagonal. But I've read you don't need to.
I really don't want to try viewing straight through, as I like my neck and want it to keep working.
Any help will be greatly appreciated!
Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:44 AM
As a matter of fact, my WO diagonal allows me to unscrew the scope side nose piece on the diagonal and then screw the OCS directly to the diagonal housing for slightly lower magnification. Then I attach another shorter (1" or so) Denk tube to the OCS to add enough length to secure into the focuser. I'm not sure what comes with the Big Easy set.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:35 PM
If you (or anyone) could post a picture of how it's done I might be able to understand better.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:56 PM
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:03 PM
Urassner, I think I see my issue. My diagonal is a TV 2" everbrite, and the OCS is too small to screw in to it. Thanks for the photos.
Jim, thanks for the link. I am gathering from the manual and the photos above that I need to find a good 1.25" diagonal to make this work.
Thanks, all, for the info. If anyone knows a way to make this work with a 2" diagonal, please let me know. Otherwise, I'm off to the classifieds!
Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:41 PM
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:33 PM
I think the suggestion of contacting Denkmeier might just be the best way to move forward.
Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:08 AM
Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:54 AM
The 2" OCS threads onto the scope side on the diagonals barrel, and then you use only the 1.25 hollow nosepiece on your binoviewer, if you don't have a 2" to 1.25" adapter for the diagonal, then you can also get a 2" hollow nosepiece as well.
Give Russ at Denkmeier a call, he'll get you set up with the right pieces.
Enjoy the views when you get it sorted out, it'll be a sweet combo!