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Anyone using Filter Slide on Tubed Scope?

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#1 Chucky

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 07:45 AM

Any folks successfully using a filter slide on a tube Newtonian...... especially on a 12 inch tube.  I have a 10 inch F6.  If so, do you like it?  Glad you installed it?  Where did you buy it?  Easy to install?  Pictures appreciated of your installation.

 

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#2 Brian Carter

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 08:44 AM

I don't have a tube scope now, but I did. And I had a filter slide in it. Astrocrumb or Moonlite are both good. And yes, easy to install and use. And it made me use my filters a lot more.

#3 Allan Wade

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 08:46 AM

I really like having a filter slider, I got sick of screwing filters in and out of eyepieces. Also I wanted to do some comparisons and that's very hard to do without a slider.

 

I use a Moonlite heated filter slider and can say the quality is very good. There was a considerable amount of work to get it integrated into my dob. I have the SIPS on mine, so I got Wayne at Starlight to machine up a top plate for the SIPS to mount into. Basically the whole setup is connected by bolts running through the top plate, through the base plate that came from Moonlite, through the tube and then into the filter slider.

 

Once you get the slider, I'm sure you will nut out the best way to fit it.

 

I will try and post a photo in the next day.



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Posted 27 November 2015 - 09:49 AM

My Astrocrumb filter slide was the best upgrade I've made to my scopes. Filter use is a dream.

To install the slide, You have to rotate your spider. This sounds scary but is not difficult at all.

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 10:02 AM

I just bumped the "Mega-Mods for Zhumells" thread to help the OP. Post #330 has my installation instructions.

#6 John rombi

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Posted 28 November 2015 - 12:21 AM

Hi Chuck, I've heavily modded my 12" Lightbridge over the years, and a Moonlite filter slide was a must. No more fumbling in the cold trying to attach filters to the e/p.

 

The slide also comes in handy when "blinking" objects, or seeing planets in different wave lengths.

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#7 Chucky

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Posted 28 November 2015 - 06:58 AM

Thanks everyone for the replies.  Need a Winter project.  Have started exploring the subject in detail.



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Posted 28 November 2015 - 06:19 PM

Chucky, I bumped the spider rotating thread in the ATM Forum for you just now (it took a while to find).  Included are the easy-peasy instructions for marking the new holes.  You can rotate the spider now even if you don't have a filter slide yet.  Good luck.


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Posted 28 November 2015 - 08:07 PM

I've got an Astrocrumb filter slide on my Apertura 12".  Love it.  Totally worth it.



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Posted 29 November 2015 - 08:06 AM

I have a Protostar Curved spider in my 10 inch F6 tube.  Need to assess the situation for feasibility.  



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Posted 29 November 2015 - 08:42 PM

I put a Moonlite filter slide on my Apertura a couple of months ago.  Had to rotate the spider but not a real big deal.  My prior 18" had a filter slide.  Once I used it I was hooked.  This one had to have it.




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