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#26 Sky Beast

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 12:11 PM

Is it possible to remove the dove tail on the Skywatcher 127/1500 ? Or will you wind up with two nuts inside the tube? I ask because if I can remove it I can use tuberings. Which makes it much easier on my 130SLT mount.

 

 



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 01:01 PM

The 127mak does not have nuts inside.

Champagne color 150 180 doesn't have nut too.

Black diamond 180 are improved with washers on the inside to increase contact area.



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 01:39 PM

Is it possible to remove the dove tail on the Skywatcher 127/1500 ? Or will you wind up with two nuts inside the tube? I ask because if I can remove it I can use tuberings. Which makes it much easier on my 130SLT mount.

 

Not sure if you are doing this to put the focuser in a better position, but I lossened the rear screws, turned the rear cell so that the focuser knob is in a better location when mounting on the right, and then tightened the screws again.  I my case collimation stayed good, however you may need to tweak it (which is not hard). I then used a RACI finder and a Telrad on top.

 

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 04:45 PM

Eric63 That's excactly what I want. But scares me a bit. Anyway. Going to order the scope tomorrow and then we'll see. :) seems that this a newer model too they sell at valkanik.com.

 

http:/valkanic.com/tubos-pticos/tubo-maksutov-1271500


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Posted 17 September 2014 - 05:09 PM

Eric63 That's excactly what I want. But scares me a bit. Anyway. Going to order the scope tomorrow and then we'll see. :) seems that this a newer model too they sell at valkanik.com.

 

http:/valkanic.com/tubos-pticos/tubo-maksutov-1271500

 

It's not that hard.  You just have to make sure that the rubber o-ring between the rear cell and tube remains in place properly because it can shift a bit when you rotate the tube. And if it does, no big deal, you just put it back.   If you want, PM me and I will send you the collimation instructions I prepared for my scope in a small word doc.  

 

You will love that scope.  It seems to be the same as mine (Skywatcher). The optics are great and the views very Sharp. 

 

Eric



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 05:36 PM

Great. I have the 130SLT and love it. But for the moon and planets this one might be better. That way I have both. Depending on what's to see. And when it comes to tinkering I will almost certainly come for help. First things first... trying to sleep... we allready have clouds for weeks, maybe this buy will clear things up a bit.



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Posted 18 September 2014 - 04:33 AM

Ordered. So it will be in on monday. And guess what accuweather predicts? Thunderstorms. Which will be, to be honest, very very welcome. No rain whatsoever this summer and everything looks mummified.








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