"The White Zone is for loading or unloading of passengers only. No Astrophotography." Cosmic Acres! Greatest restoration challenge: Tulley and Sons 3" achromat on Altazimuth mount, circa ~late 1820s
Orange Tube C8, Tasco 7te-5, 4" Criterion Dynascope, Jason/Towa 313
Nikon Action Extreme & Pentax WPii Binoculars
At my club, everything one could want up to 18"
1st Caveman Award!Maynard Clark 8" f/8The Horsetrail Cave 12.5" f/7.51975 Cave 8" f/7 Lightweight Deluxe1972 Cave 8" f/4.5 RFT DeluxeCriterion RV-6Logitech HD C615 Webcam for Imaging
Homemade 16"F6.5 dob(Stellafane optical winner 1996) and 22.6" F4.9 homemade mirrors, 10"F7 dob (Stellafane 2nd opt 2009)Celestron Ultima 9.25 dynascope RV6 1973, Orange C14 1975,orangeSupC8,c11/C5orangetube CGEM, CGE, Meade 30 UWA5K,34&28mmSWA 5k,14mmUWA4K 4K/ES9mm&14mm100degree/panoptic 22mm/nagler11mmT6/7mmT1/3.5mmT6/T.V.WF 19mm and 15mm, Cel AXIOM LX 23mm/15mm Sears 80F15 3#4454/sears4-6344 76mmf16
Albert RV6's Celestron Ultima 2000 Royal Astro's Lafayette's 1950's 8" f/9 Edmund/Parks Newt 6" 1950's Edmund WF Newt Tasco 8V Coulter Odyssey 10
Friends call me Duane. Compustar C14, Leo Henzl's Custom C8, 6" Refractor Adv. GT mount, 6" F5 Omni XLT Newt., LXD-75 F4 Imaging SN8, Meade 8" F6 Newtonian, EX Dynamax DX6, RV-6 ETX-90 Astro, Meade 2045 4" SCT, B&L 4000 Vixen/Celestron 80mm F11 JC Penny 60mm AZ/ALT Refractor Binos 25x100
Homemade 'scopes 8"f/7,6" f/5", 6"f/4, 4.25" Schiefspiegler,60mm Coronagraph,60mm H-alpha system, 4.25" White-light Solar Newtonian,solar spectroscope, 4" f/12, 4.5" f/16 & 6" f/12 Schupmann Medial refractors, 4" Celestar, 19 Stellafane awards 9 in optics Engineering = Taking what you have and making what you need.
Quote:Well I stepped in it. I went to look at C8 from about 1980 because my fiance really likes astronomy but has never had a telescope (know nothing about telescopes... yet so apologies if I use the wrong terminology). He had posted it at $200, but while we were there we were unable to get an image in the eyepiece and he just said. "Look, take it, if you get it to work, think about paying me something, if you don't then do me a favor and just get rid of it."
I took him up on it and now I have this beast. Tripod, wedge, motor controls and all. I need some advice refurbishing it and fixing some of its... personality.
-There is a light crease in the tube. My reading of the forums indicates this is not a problem. Other opinions?
-There is a chip in the reflector due to an oversize screw. This seems to be very common for this scope and most people say it isn't a problem or it is easily fixed with some black paint.
-I don't get an image. I am assuming this means the collimator needs adjustment.
These three seem like a good place to start. I will come back and post with more questions if I conquer these problems.
Quote:Zooming in, do I see a blurry, retrofitted electrical cord? If so, Job 1 is assuring it's wired correctly. Not my specialty, but the local electro-experts will doubtless chime in soon.
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"If you want to succeed in the world, you don't have to be much cleverer than other people. You just have to be one day earlier.” -- Leo Szilard
George You know you're getting on when the equipment you farmed with is showing up as suburban lawn ornaments.
Celestron: C11 Ultima - C8 Orange - Comet Catcher - AM130 - FS114 - FS60
Meade : LX200-8 Classic - Starfinder-10 EQ
Binoculars: Fischer 7X35 - Bushnell 10X50 - Celestron 25x70
Imaging: Celestron Neximage 5 - ZWO ASI120MC
Quote:I took a closeup of that cable because I am not sure what that is. Does the picture above help?