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Emanuel
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Reged: 08/30/09

Renewed Scope
      #5716171 - 03/06/13 10:59 AM Attachment (93 downloads)

Hey guys, how`s going?
Like i said, a few months ago,related to the WO 132mm Flt issues, finally i received the new Feathertouch focuser, and also finally, i got the chance to replace it!
I was really surprised how smooth and light, the focuser is, in relation to the one mounted on the scope, from Williams Optics.
Unfortunally, St, Peter is not my friend, and i was blessed with every amateur astronomer curse, a few nights of heavy rain....damn....
Anyway, here`s some pictures of it, mounted on my Celestron Cgem mount, with ADM upgrade.
I also took the chance to clean the front objective....really carefully...


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Emanuel
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Reged: 08/30/09

Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: Emanuel]
      #5716175 - 03/06/13 11:02 AM Attachment (77 downloads)

Here`s a picture, before the operation...

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Emanuel
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Reged: 08/30/09

Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: Emanuel]
      #5716177 - 03/06/13 11:03 AM Attachment (69 downloads)

Ahammm.....a puzzle...

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Emanuel
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Reged: 08/30/09

Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: Emanuel]
      #5716179 - 03/06/13 11:05 AM Attachment (67 downloads)

The Feathertouch installed...

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Emanuel
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Reged: 08/30/09

Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: Emanuel]
      #5716181 - 03/06/13 11:06 AM Attachment (59 downloads)

The Feathertouch from APM Telescopes of Markus Lhudes...

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Emanuel
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Reged: 08/30/09

Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: Emanuel]
      #5716185 - 03/06/13 11:10 AM Attachment (82 downloads)

And finally, the Triplet objective, cleanned, with his beautifull violet color.

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Scott BeithAdministrator
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Reged: 11/26/03

Loc: Frederick, MD
Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: Emanuel]
      #5716199 - 03/06/13 11:21 AM

That looks great!

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csrlice12
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Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: Scott Beith]
      #5716300 - 03/06/13 12:28 PM

Are those marks (center and out to 9 o'clock)just reflections from the curtain embroidery, or did the scope have mold damage to the objective??? I'm thinking reflections of the curtain....cause that's one nice looking scope....

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snommisbor
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Reged: 06/15/09

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Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5716353 - 03/06/13 01:07 PM



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mblack
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Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: snommisbor]
      #5716421 - 03/06/13 01:38 PM

Very nice job. I hope you'll share impressions of the new Feather touch, should the skies ever allow it.

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Emanuel
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Reged: 08/30/09

Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: mblack]
      #5716447 - 03/06/13 01:49 PM

Thanks guys! I really wanted to try everything on that night, and it was a promising day, but as the night came, so the clouds!
When i have the chance to do it, i will post my impressions!
No Scott, its not a a problem on the objective, it's really the curtain reflection, the objective is awesome, cristal clear.


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Scott BeithAdministrator
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Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: Emanuel]
      #5716462 - 03/06/13 01:56 PM

That question was from Randy.

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Emanuel
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Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: Scott Beith]
      #5716470 - 03/06/13 01:58 PM

Ah ah ah ah ah ah, sorry Scott , your right, it was Randy!

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zjc26138
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Reged: 02/24/05

Loc: Mingo Junction, Ohio
Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: Emanuel]
      #5716486 - 03/06/13 02:05 PM

Beautiful scope!

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Emanuel
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Reged: 08/30/09

Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: zjc26138]
      #5716544 - 03/06/13 02:30 PM

Thanks Zach

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zjc26138
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Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: Emanuel]
      #5716625 - 03/06/13 03:10 PM

Welcome! I've always loved William Optics scopes.

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Goodchild
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Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: zjc26138]
      #5716744 - 03/06/13 04:11 PM

It looks like a perfect fit on the CGEM. Very nice indeed.

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Emanuel
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Reged: 08/30/09

Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: Goodchild]
      #5717267 - 03/06/13 09:00 PM

Thanks Royce! You know, initially i was thinking of changing the mount for a white one, like skywatcher neq6 , but now i really like the contrast , and the Cgem is very good, with a nice payload and accurate tracking.

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EdTheEdge
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Reged: 04/10/09

Loc: Lomita, CA
Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: Emanuel]
      #5717304 - 03/06/13 09:19 PM

Beautiful scope, focuser and eyepiece!

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Emanuel
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Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: EdTheEdge]
      #5717711 - 03/07/13 04:25 AM

Thanks friend!

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Kunama
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Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: Emanuel]
      #5717730 - 03/07/13 05:03 AM

That is a beautiful setup Emanuel. Great scope on a great mount. Should give you years of enjoyment.

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Emanuel
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Reged: 08/30/09

Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: Kunama]
      #5717778 - 03/07/13 06:24 AM

Thanks Kunama!
You know, i had some scopes, before this one, but i always wanted a apochromatic refractor, and with this one, im really happy, its a awesome machine!
With the addiction of the FeatherTouch focuser, im only improving the scope!


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Emanuel
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Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: Emanuel]
      #5726031 - 03/11/13 02:54 PM

Ah, ive just remember that i need some help from you guys!
With the change of the focuser, i solve one problem on the FLT, but i got another one! I have a field flattner for the Williams Optics, the one on the link, but the problem is that is doesn't fit on the Feathertouch!!
The question is: is there an adapter to fit the field flattner on the new focuser?

http://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p1331_APO---Flatten...

Edited by Emanuel (03/11/13 03:02 PM)


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Emanuel
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Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: Emanuel]
      #5733136 - 03/14/13 10:20 PM

Just an information regarding the previous issue! Starlight instruments just inform me the correct adapter to fit the Williams Optics Field Flattner and the Feathertouch focuser!
And damn, they were fast, in less than one our i had the information about the correct adapter! Very nice from Starlight Instruments!

Edited by Emanuel (03/15/13 10:42 AM)


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m9x18
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Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: Emanuel]
      #5735189 - 03/15/13 10:46 PM

Very nice Emanuel! Very well thought out and very beautiful!

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Emanuel
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Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: m9x18]
      #5735608 - 03/16/13 07:32 AM

Thanks Robert!
Cheers,
Emanuel


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Emanuel
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Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: Emanuel]
      #5948311 - 06/30/13 04:26 PM

Hey guys, just some update on the refractor:
Had some nights of good weather, got the chance to use the Feathertouch focuser, and i can say that is absolutely a joy to use, very precise and smooth; furthermore,if you add a lot of weight to it, it wont loose its performance. A real impressive piece of machinery.
And also, just a small info to anyone that has the same refractor and has the same problem with the dewshield: after all, the loose dewshield, that slides back when is on vertical positions, its very easy to fix, the only thing you need to do, it's to remove the dewshield, by unscrewing the gold back side of it and pulling him out, and then you will see a black strip of felt on the objective case; the objective case is not a flat surface, but instead is flat and slighty diagonal , and the black strip, that makes the friction for the dewshield, is glued on the diagonal side; well, all that you need to do, is to remove the strip, and glue it back again, but on the flat side. Now, the dewshield is so stiff , that i can put 5 kilos on top of it, that it wont move...

Edited by Emanuel (07/01/13 03:42 PM)


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PeterR280
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Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: Emanuel]
      #5948754 - 06/30/13 09:51 PM

Did you have to worry about re-alignment when putting the objective back on?

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Emanuel
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Reged: 08/30/09

Re: Renewed Scope new [Re: PeterR280]
      #5949123 - 07/01/13 05:26 AM Attachment (7 downloads)

Hello Peter! No no, the objective case is screwed into the tube, wich means that as long you tight it all the way, it will be in the correct position!
Here`s a photo of it, so you can see what i mean:

Edited by Emanuel (07/01/13 08:48 AM)


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