Thanks Ed for your posts, good stuff, have a Desert scopes 100mm f14 mak, think maybe same as
The Apex just rebranded, but not sure, anyway when I got it I was not happy with the image shift, removed
The back cover but the back plate would not budge so put it back togeather, tried again, bought a helical
Focuser but didn't really work that well so put it back in the box, but after reading your posts I gave it another
Shot, ends up the baffle tube was a little loose so the primary mirror had some play, tightened it up, cleaned and
Relubed, put back togeather, daytime testing shows zero shifting of a very smooth focus, outstanding, you guys
Are great, thanks so much for asking the questions and thanks to the guys in the know that are kind enough to
Share with us out here.
Update... outside, star and moon testing shows 0 image shift now and collimation
Stil looks good after all that was done, anyone know if this mak is a clone of the
Nexstar or Apex brands?
Edited by labmand, 04 November 2014 - 09:53 PM.