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Re: FSQ-106EDXIII F5 Astrograph for Imaging new [Re: mmalik]
      #5686961 - 02/18/13 12:50 PM

Hi Mike,

We are exhibiting at a boat show in Istanbul until next sunday. Then I will fly to Austria for CEDIC. The earliest I can take the measurement is like 10th of March. Please PM me if you don't get this info from anybody else.

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Re: FSQ-106EDXIII F5 Astrograph for Imaging new [Re: bilgebay]
      #5687371 - 02/18/13 05:24 PM

Sedat, here is latest from Wayne, "All 3* versions of the FSQ106ED should all have the same thread dimension of the OTA which is M133X1"; what does M133X1 mean, I don't know. Any ideas? If you know what he means then we may not need to measure the threads. Thx


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•FSQ-106ED..........................(Old one)
•FSQ-106ED New “Q”............[with ‘Captain’s Wheel’]
•FSQ-106EDXIII.....................[without ‘Captain’s Wheel’]


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Re: FSQ-106EDXIII F5 Astrograph for Imaging new [Re: mmalik]
      #5689036 - 02/19/13 02:51 PM

Mike- 133 is the diameter of the thread in mm and 1 is the pitch of the thread in mm again. I cannot confirm this before measuring.

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Re: FSQ-106EDXIII F5 Astrograph for Imaging new [Re: bilgebay]
      #5696491 - 02/23/13 12:13 PM

Look forward to your measurements when you can? Thx

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Re: FSQ-106EDXIII F5 Astrograph for Imaging new [Re: bilgebay]
      #5727437 - 03/12/13 04:28 AM

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The earliest I can take the measurement is like 10th of March.






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Re: FSQ-106EDXIII F5 Astrograph for Imaging new [Re: mmalik]
      #5727524 - 03/12/13 06:27 AM

I know I'm on a biz trip. As soon as I reach my obs i will do this.

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Re: FSQ-106EDXIII F5 Astrograph for Imaging new [Re: mmalik]
      #5735701 - 03/16/13 09:02 AM

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Sedat, here is latest from Wayne, "All 3* versions of the FSQ106ED should all have the same thread dimension of the OTA which is M133X1"; what does M133X1 mean, I don't know. Any ideas? If you know what he means then we may not need to measure the threads. Thx


*:
•FSQ-106ED..........................(Old one)
•FSQ-106ED New “Q”............[with ‘Captain’s Wheel’]
•FSQ-106EDXIII.....................[without ‘Captain’s Wheel’]




Hi Mike,

Finally, I am able to confirm that the thread is M133x1.

To be able to use this thread, you need to dismantle one more part from the rear of the scope:



First, you need to loosen the two 1,3mm socket head lock screws then, unthread the aluminium distance piece.





Then you reach the stainless steel collar where you will see this M133x1 thread





Once you remove the aluminium distance piece and leave the tube only with the SS collars, both EDXIII and ED with Captain's Wheel will be the same. I don't have access to a first generation FSQ106ED so I am unable to confirm whether it has the same carcass as the other two or not.

Just to help visualise the situation, here are 2nd and 3rd generation FSQ106 ED scopes once again:





Hope this helps.

Before I forget, you owe me a beer Mike Removing this last adaptor was a bit risky, I sweated a lot when I was removing it. Since I didn't have any exploded views of the scope, I wasn't sure if it had anything to do with the collimation of the rear lens group. I was lucky! It turned out to be just another adaptor, nothing more

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Re: FSQ-106EDXIII F5 Astrograph for Imaging new [Re: bilgebay]
      #5738014 - 03/17/13 04:42 AM

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Finally, I am able to confirm that the thread is M133x1.




Thanks Sedat; really appreciate it. I owe you one!


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Re: FSQ-106EDXIII F5 Astrograph for Imaging new [Re: mmalik]
      #5744866 - 03/20/13 10:56 AM

Hi all!

Just found this thread...

I have an EDXIII that I bought from OPT and transported to Sweden where I have it on my balcony on top of either the 10Micron GM1000HPS or the GM2000HPS.

I find the focuser a little "untight" and passed by TNR two weeks ago while on a business trip to Houston. The message was clear; the focuser can be adjusted - carefully.

A drop of acetone in the four hex screws at the bottom of the focuser, wait a while, then tighten them exactly the same amount.

All in all, the visit to TNR was very short and very nice (I was on my way to the airport with my collegues waiting in the car). Top guys!


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Re: FSQ-106EDXIII F5 Astrograph for Imaging new [Re: Per Frejvall]
      #5745662 - 03/20/13 05:06 PM

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A drop of acetone in the four hex screws at the bottom of the focuser, wait a while, then tighten them exactly the same amount.




Thanks for the tip. This acetone remedy has been mentioned quit a bit; seems like a viable option for the default focuser. Regards


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Re: FSQ-106EDXIII F5 Astrograph for Imaging new [Re: bilgebay]
      #5745682 - 03/20/13 05:12 PM

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Finally, I am able to confirm that the thread is M133x1.




Sedat & all, following is the latest per Wayne Schroeder of FeatherTouch; pretty much validates our conclusion. Thx


"Yes the A35-503-FSQ106ED adapter will fit all versions of the FSQ106ED. The scopes that come with the stock captains wheel must be removed."


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Re: FSQ-106EDXIII F5 Astrograph for Imaging new [Re: mmalik]
      #5745734 - 03/20/13 05:32 PM

Following are now "confirmed" pieces of the puzzle if someone could put together and may be share the pics of the setup; if someone may already have this, please post the pics as well and share your experience. Thanks in advance!

FSQ-106EDXIII... (without ‘Captain’s Wheel’)

A35-503-FSQ106ED...

FTF3515B-A...


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Re: FSQ-106EDXIII F5 Astrograph for Imaging new [Re: mmalik]
      #5748037 - 03/21/13 05:04 PM

Thanks to Wayne Schroeder of FeatherTouch, here is what an...

FSQ-106EDXIII...
A35-503-FSQ106ED...
FTF3515B-A...

...integration looks like; pretty impressive! ONLY now if Takahashi would also offer one out of the box? Will try contacting Art of TNR; your support will be greatly appreciated. Regards




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Re: FSQ-106EDXIII F5 Astrograph for Imaging new [Re: mmalik]
      #5749254 - 03/22/13 09:17 AM

This is a real beauty! I want to thank you and Wayne to present this as a tangible option to us.

Unfortunately, current owners have already paid for the stock focuser.

Unless, someone has a real heavy rig to hang, he has to contend with the stock focuser.

Another problem I see here is losing the ability to play with the back focus as necessary. When you chose this option, you will be stuck with 1.5" focuser travel.


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Re: FSQ-106EDXIII F5 Astrograph for Imaging new [Re: bilgebay]
      #5749329 - 03/22/13 09:54 AM

Quote:

This is a real beauty! I want to thank you and Wayne to present this as a tangible option to us.

Unfortunately, current owners have already paid for the stock focuser.

Unless, someone has a real heavy rig to hang, he has to contend with the stock focuser.

Another problem I see here is losing the ability to play with the back focus as necessary. When you chose this option, you will be stuck with 1.5" focuser travel.



What do you mean by " loose the ability to play with the back focus as necessary" ?
Rex


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Re: FSQ-106EDXIII F5 Astrograph for Imaging new [Re: mmalik]
      #5756356 - 03/25/13 02:58 PM

Quote:

Thanks to Wayne Schroeder of FeatherTouch, here is what an...

FSQ-106EDXIII...
A35-503-FSQ106ED...
FTF3515B-A...

...integration looks like; pretty impressive! ONLY now if Takahashi would also offer one out of the box? Will try contacting Art of TNR; your support will be greatly appreciated. Regards

Image...




Sedat and all, I have heard back from Art of TNR, he is going to see if Takahashi will consider this; this is what Art said, "I will replay it to Takahashi". Regards


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Re: FSQ-106EDXIII F5 Astrograph for Imaging new [Re: bilgebay]
      #5756377 - 03/25/13 03:07 PM

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Another problem I see here is losing the ability to play with the back focus as necessary. When you chose this option, you will be stuck with 1.5" focuser travel.




Don't you think 1.5" travel would be sufficient for standard imaging setup, e.g., a DSLR with an off-axis guider or CCD with an off-axis guider integrated filter wheel? I understand using anything additional, e.g., a magnifier will put you beyond the back focus point. Your thoughts?


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Re: FSQ-106EDXIII F5 Astrograph for Imaging new [Re: mmalik]
      #5756620 - 03/25/13 05:11 PM

I think this will depend on the individual setup. I need to study this but will not have time for a while Mike.

Good to hear that Tak will at least hear about our cries


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Re: FSQ-106EDXIII F5 Astrograph for Imaging new [Re: bilgebay]
      #5760094 - 03/27/13 12:00 PM

Sedat,
What is the total travel in the stock FSQ106ED focuser? Looking at your pictures it can't be much more than 1.5" ?
Rex


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Re: FSQ-106EDXIII F5 Astrograph for Imaging new [Re: tomcody]
      #5760301 - 03/27/13 01:32 PM

Rex, IIRC it should be 3-4 cm as you are guesstimating

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