Return to the Cloudy Nights Telescope Reviews home pageAstronomics discounts for Cloudy Nights members
· Get a Cloudy Nights T-Shirt · Submit a Review / Article

Click here if you are having trouble logging into the forums

Privacy Policy | Please read our Terms of Service | Signup and Troubleshooting FAQ | Problems? PM a Red or a Green Gu… uh, User

Equipment Discussions >> ATM, Optics and DIY Forum

Pages: 1
CosmoJoe
member
*****

Reged: 10/03/12

Loc: Gilbert, Arizona
DIY SIPS(sort of) using ATCC new
      #5614763 - 01/10/13 12:25 AM

I've been reading about the ATCC and feel like it would do just as well as a paracorr 1, unless somebody knows about aberrations or optical issues with the ATCC. The only issue i have with it is the non-tunable top. I have this idea, attach this in place of the stock 2 inch ep holder

https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p4340_TS-2--variab...

with that installed i could, in theory, prime focus the ATCC and lock my focuser. doing this would allow me to focus using only the helical focuser... sort of like a SIPS. does anybody see any issues with this?


Edited by CosmoJoe (01/10/13 04:32 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
CosmoJoe
member
*****

Reged: 10/03/12

Loc: Gilbert, Arizona
Re: DIY SIPS(sort of) using ATCC new [Re: CosmoJoe]
      #5614973 - 01/10/13 07:24 AM

i really wish that explore scientific had a coma corrector, i would buy it in a heartbeat.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Raginar
Postmaster
*****

Reged: 10/19/10

Loc: Rapid CIty, SD
Re: DIY SIPS(sort of) using ATCC new [Re: CosmoJoe]
      #5616410 - 01/10/13 10:30 PM

Maybe. After cost, you might not be saving anything than just buying a paracorr though.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
CosmoJoe
member
*****

Reged: 10/03/12

Loc: Gilbert, Arizona
Re: DIY SIPS(sort of) using ATCC [Re: Raginar]
      #5616480 - 01/10/13 11:21 PM

paracorr type 2 = 520 USD
atcc with helical focuser = 215 USD
paracorr type 1(doesn't work with my ep's correctly) = 288 USD with top and new, 200 used.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1


Extra information
15 registered and 32 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  ausastronomer, richard7, Starman81 

Print Thread

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled


Thread views: 383

Jump to

CN Forums Home


Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics