Vic,Jason and Nils I have another problem.
Posted 30 November 2013 - 12:58 PM
It says my focuser should be 38.45 inches from the front of my primary. I think I will round it off to 38.375" as I have nothing to measue in thousnds. All this will do is raise my focal plane just a hair more. I don't think it will cause any problems. I sure hope I am not moving my mirror clips out of view as that would be bad.
Posted 30 November 2013 - 09:46 PM
Posted 01 December 2013 - 06:47 PM
.1375" which isn't very much to be concerned with. Vic I know I am not following your suggestion on bringing the ota outside and leaning it up on something. The telescope unfortunatly is too heavy for a move like that. Its a sonotube painted with several coats of fibremesh and resin incased in a coopered wooden tube. I have many light baffles I cut with a router that also adds to the weight. I made a ringed slipon housing to accomadate the tube with a harness.
When I get the mirror moved I will mount it on my fork but not before I see where to mount some counter weights. I don't know if you remember how heavy the Coulter mirrors were back in the day but the were big hernia things. I will be using a comealong to lift it a little to find the CG. I will keep everyone posted as I proceed.
Posted 01 December 2013 - 07:55 PM
Posted 01 December 2013 - 11:30 PM
Posted 02 December 2013 - 05:33 PM
Sorry for any confusion!
Posted 04 December 2013 - 07:27 PM
Tommorrow I will try starting the process centering my secondary under the focuser. I did a preliminary check and it seems I am going to have a little lateral problem. It appears I have more space on the bottom between the secondary and focuser tube than I do at the top. Maybe shimming my focuser would help I will just to look at it closer tommorrow.