Revolutionary new way of focusing! No less!
Posted 03 August 2008 - 11:23 AM
Posted 03 August 2008 - 12:40 PM
Posted 03 August 2008 - 01:02 PM
Dennis- Do you know how fogiving this is? My 200mm aperture F4 scope worked well with a 6.7 mm horizontal slot, and 21.4 degree angle.
Posted 03 August 2008 - 01:18 PM
Posted 31 August 2008 - 08:47 PM
It is too bad that no one is making these for sale!
Hopefully this isn't bad form... I've requested my status to be changed as a vendor, but I can't wait to share this. I officially unveiled the Spike-a mask at the Iowa Star Party this weekend.
Spike-a Focusing Mask
It took a few weeks to get the manufacturing kinks worked out, legal pieces in place, etc, but we're ready to start selling these now!
Posted 01 September 2008 - 03:04 AM
Posted 01 September 2008 - 09:28 AM
Posted 01 September 2008 - 10:14 AM
Unless you talked to Pavel I think what you did was while maybe legally OK was ethically wrong, but that is just my opinion.
This is why people shouldn't post ideas without them being patented. As you can see others will take the idea and make money off of someones else's work. Having said that maybe Pavel really wouldn't mind and maybe even hopes that someone will put his idea to good use. If it was me I would have talked to him first.
As a minimum your post should be moved to the vendors forum.
Posted 01 September 2008 - 10:23 AM
Posted 01 September 2008 - 10:45 AM
The legal stuff is being handled by a patent attorney. So I can't comment on any of those issues.
Now back to the original idea of the thread that Dennis started. Everyone is welcome to make their own mask based off of the design that Dennis has described.
Posted 01 September 2008 - 10:58 AM
Just in case.
By no way I'm financially associated with Pavel. I know him only as a very knowledgeable person always willing to help.
Posted 01 September 2008 - 10:59 AM
Posted 01 September 2008 - 11:03 AM
Posted 02 September 2008 - 03:26 AM
What did you make your mask out of? $150 ++ is a little steep for me so I am going to make my own.
Posted 02 September 2008 - 03:44 AM
Posted 02 September 2008 - 12:51 PM
Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:52 PM
I have calls out to various laser cutters in town for quotes. I will most likely go with a black opaque acrylic rather than aluminum unless I can find a place that has the anodized. I don't want to be placing spray painted surfaces next to my optics. My size is for the 12" SCT so the slats are 10mm wide and spaced 10mm. The central obstruction is 10cm and the entire diameter for the full disc is 35cm.
I really like the way it turned out and can't wait to try it out!
I named it the Pavel Mask.. I thought it was a fitting name.
Posted 02 September 2008 - 06:18 PM
Posted 02 September 2008 - 06:24 PM
With your 12" LX200 and a DSI pro you should be able to focus on a Mag 6 or 7 star with no problem.
Keep us posted on how it works.
Posted 02 September 2008 - 06:38 PM
Posted 02 September 2008 - 06:48 PM
Good luck mate!
Posted 02 September 2008 - 08:18 PM
Posted 02 September 2008 - 08:45 PM