-Jarrod- Ahwahnee Hills Observatory 10" AT10rccf OTA Mounted on a Hypertuned Losmandy G11 Camera: Canon T4i http://www.astrobin.com/users/powerstroke01/
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Quote:Just wondering how well ccdinspector works. And id like to know if anyone has some instructions or a tutorial for using it???!I did use it to analyze one picture.. Can anyone tell me about what im seeing here?
- Jared Willson
Quote:Interesting Mr jjongmans.What is your opinion of this method:http://deepspaceplace.com/gso8rccollimate.phpWould you elaborate on your procedures please?
Quote:Quote:Interesting Mr jjongmans.What is your opinion of this method:http://deepspaceplace.com/gso8rccollimate.phpWould you elaborate on your procedures please? The AT10RC has a design flaw; the focuser is directly connected to the primary mirror. So when you adjust the primary mirror, you'll introduce tilt in the focuser and vise versa. Here you can find a collimation ring to detach the focuser from the primary, so they can be adjusted independently.This is my workflow:1) Correct tilt in focuser, I use a Howie Glatter laser collimator. This laser needs to point at the center mark of the secondary.2) Correct secondary, I use a Howie Glatter with holographic attachment; it projects concentric rings. These rings need to be projected concentric at the primary when looking in the OTA.3) Correct primary, I center (that's important) a defocused star on the CCD and adjust the primary until the 'donut' is concentric.When you're doing adjustments to focuser, secondary or primary, keep in mind that you have to recheck everything again. Repeat this until no adjustments are necessary and you're done. After that you can do a final check with CCDInspector to confirm collimation.
Quote:In your method r3i, how would you get an Allen key in there with only the 1" extension tube on?