2" SCT Visual back adapter for the CPC1100
Posted 28 June 2013 - 07:31 AM
inexpensive one? the televue acs0004 doesn't
seem to have the 'lip' as with the celestron 1/1/4 incher
I'm trying to mount a 2" denkmeier power switch
onto the back of a CPC1100... I guess I'll also need a
2" to 1.25" adapter for the WO binos.? any help with the above
would be grand, all considering I'm in the UK.
also a quick question, how do you 'balance' a CPC?
Do you slacken the fork wheel knut and simply balance?
many thanks Cloudy's !
Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:41 PM
How to balance is as you typed. Loosen the altitude clutch and point the scope straight up. Add/move weights as needed so it doesn't tip down, then move horizontal and add/move weights so it stays level. I have mine just slightly back heavy in the horizontal with a large 2" eyepiece in the diagonal.
Directions can be found here.
I got a 2" adapter for my Power x Switch diagonal when I ordered it, and the Power x Switch diagonal should have a 2" to 1-1/4" adapter with it.
Posted 30 June 2013 - 01:15 AM
that is a very helpful reply
I'll get balancing that baby !
another quick question :- once you have the power switch
is it easy to add a filter switch ?
Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:55 AM
As for the balancing issue, I have an ADM lower counterweight kit for my CPC 1100 and it works great. Anthony's products are high quality.
Posted 30 June 2013 - 09:37 PM
Enjoy it, they are fantastic!
Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:24 AM
I bought the item at a reduced price but it was advertised as having a DC
However there is no 2" adapter or 2" to 1.25 adapter.
I will email Russ at Denk and find out the right adapters.
Hopefully the seller with send me the DC.
Posted 02 July 2013 - 02:05 PM
Couple thoughts i'd mention, but Russ can certainly get you sorted out with it.
Mainly one of the parts that might help you is the SCT shorty adapter, it threads onto the diagonal body in place of the slip in barrel and then screws onto the SCT back. Ask Russ about using his SCT shorty adapter, he'll know exactly what your referring to. It keeps everything nice and tight, and shortens the light path a bit. You'll also have the barrel if you want to use it on another scope.
The Dovetail Connector is made to mount on a Denkmeier Binoviewer and most likely will not thread match with the W.O. Unit, but if it should have been included, you should have received it for sure, I'd contact the used seller, if you can't use it, you can make a few BPS to use towards your other parts.
What version / model Power x Switch Diagonal did you get exactly?
I have the R2 Dual Power x Switch, it's my most used piece of kit.
Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:35 PM
Thanks for your response and advice. The denk is an R1.
The seller did say a dovetail connector would come with it
Should it have also come with a 2" to 1.25" adapter as standard?
the seller is 'Hands on Optics' just north of washington and they said in the eBay that it was 'new old stock'. The denk is fine just abit miffed
There isn't an adapter and a dc. I've contacted Russ and he replied with
the three/parts I'd need.He also asked me to tell him the length of the diag scope side 2" tube.... will any SCT visual adapter work with the denk? or only the denk v.a? Ive wanted a PowerSwitch for a while - there are only two lenses in them right? A and B? is it possible to add a filter switch later?
will the R1 work with a CPC1100? Thanks Jeff for your help...
Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:23 AM
The Power x Switch Diagonal, the Special Low Power S Cell, the Dovetail Connector, the Removable 2" Eyepiece Holder, the 2" to 1.25" Eyepiece Adapter, and Plastic caps/plugs.
Since you purchased it in an online auction, I think you need to read the auctions description very carefully for it's wording of what the item should come with, and if it had pictures they should be checked carefully, as well.
However, if it is missing anything from that description, I would contact the seller & work it out.
Yes, there are 2 lenses in the Power x Switch, and yes, a Filter x Switch can be added, Ask Russ about it, I know at one time he offered a kit that let you could add on the Filter x Switch yourself.
I have a separate Filter x Switch but that works for me because I have a bunch of different scopes, 2 Denk Binoviewers, and an adapter that lets the Filter x Switch be attached directly to a DSLR camera for astrophotography.
Keep following up with Russ until you are sure about what you need, I would also advise you to download & read the Power x Switch Diagonals user Manual from the Denkmeier Website. You can find it under Manuals on the left hand site menu.
As far as the R1 working on a CPC1100, I can't really answer that, but I hope so since that is what your trying to do.
My best advice at this point is to ask these questions of use to Russ, or maybe someone else who has the same unit can post if they've used it that way successfully and how.
Best of Luck,
Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:28 PM
/- I thought he meant the outside ... I think I know what he means now,
probably... well i hope the seller replies and that Russ can sort it out,
I'll need to buy the SCT visual back, or shorty, and the 2" to 1.25 " adapter...
many thanks again
Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:17 PM
Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:24 AM
I have purchased a few things from Hands On Optics without any problems, hopefully you'll get a response.
Let us know how it all works out for you.
PS, I have a 2 to 1.25 adapter I'd send you but I think it would be cost prohibitive?
Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:09 PM
and refunded me the money for the dovetail
Connector , so I'm happy with the purchase
Im still awaiting Russ's reply from Denkmeier
to hopefully send me the missing parts !
Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:27 PM
That's Great! I'm glad you didn't have any hastle, Hopefully you'll get straightened out soon.
What parts did you end up needing?
Posted 14 July 2013 - 06:08 PM
adapter Jeff, many thanks to Russ at Denkmeier
for his quick and helpful responses...