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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. 

 

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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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Posted 29 October 2014 - 12:07 PM

AAArrggHHHH that took a while...

 

I ordered a SkyWatcher 127/1500 2". However they send the 1,25 ".

Now they say they are the same tubes, but the 2" has a 2" diagonal, but the tube and connection is the same.

If I send the 1,25 diagonal back they´ll send a 2". But I don´t feel that´s ok.

But when I look at the specs at the website it says everything is 2". (http://skywatcher.co...hp?cat=15&id=72).

So does anyone knows these two tubes and can tell me if they are bullsh*tt*ng me.

If I look at pictures I would swear they were different.

 

I have the tube here, and am in discussion with them right now. Any help would help.

 

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 01:22 PM

The scopes should be the same.  Does yours have a 2" visual back on it? If so they just included the wrong diagonal, otherwise they will also need to send you the 2" VB. 

 

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 03:38 PM

From what I understood is that the 2" version is a scope specially adapted for 2". Not a 1.25 with an adaptor so you can you use 2". Anyway, sending it back, and on the hunt again for the one that's advertised.



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Posted 29 October 2014 - 04:17 PM

It is actually a 1.25" opening with a 2" adapter. They cannot make a 2" opening with the 127 otherwise the central obstruction ( ie secondary mirror) would be too big. But don't worry, the view will still be amazing with a 2" EP. I use a 2", 32mm 70 degree EP in mine and it is stunning. I don't notice any vigneting at the edges.

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 06:00 PM

Great! I'll take their offer then to replace the diagonal. I also have a 32mm 70degrees 2" and it'a blast in my 130slt. A huge bucket of stars.

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 10:19 AM

Hello,

I have reading that this two telescopes are very,very simlar for visual observations...maybe, the author of review calificated the Mak +10 vs. SC 6" +8

regards

Paul








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