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#26 Juha

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 09:52 AM

Some handy work :)

 

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 10:40 AM

Some handy work smile.gif

 

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 04:53 AM

What adapter i need to use 1.25" stuff in Polarex ?



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Posted 25 September 2018 - 07:31 AM

The Unitron adapter of which I still have a few left.cool.gif


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Posted 25 September 2018 - 07:36 AM

The Unitron adapter of which I still have a few left.cool.gif

We have to talk about that :)



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Posted 25 September 2018 - 07:44 AM

There is an inexpensive in-line adapter you can get. I've ordered one but not gotten it yet. Also I've seen some adapter diagonals, but my impression is their quality is far less than your scope.

Don't give up on your .965 eyepiece set too soon. At least not till you try them. I was surprised how well the old Towa eyepieces perform in my f/13 and f/15 scopes. They were made to work together. I haven't tried 1.25 in these scopes yet (maybe tonight?) But the old ones are certainly not the junk you find nowadays.... yours should be among the best ever made, right?
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Posted 25 September 2018 - 07:48 AM

There is an inexpensive in-line adapter you can get. I've ordered one but not gotten it yet. Also I've seen some adapter diagonals, but my impression is their quality is far less than your scope.

Don't give up on your .965 eyepiece set too soon. At least not till you try them. I was surprised how well the old Towa eyepieces perform in my f/13 and f/15 scopes. They were made to work together. I haven't tried 1.25 in these scopes yet (maybe tonight?) But the old ones are certainly not the junk you find nowadays.... yours should be among the best ever made, right?

Yes, i am trying them for sure when i get the mount and legs, no idea are they good or bad yet ?



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Posted 25 September 2018 - 05:50 PM

Ok, so my adapter came in today! See the photos.  It just clamps into the tube where the .965 diagonal goes.  I tried several eyepieces, including an Expanse 20mm against my .965 Towa Huygens 20mm.  Still daylight here so I focused on the top of a live oak tree about a block away.  I had to adjust the drawtube in by maybe an inch, but it looked fine.   No vingetting that I could notice.   At higher power (10mm) the image was noticeably dimmer.   Honestly I could not say the image was better or worse with either size eyepiece. A little better eye relief with the plossl, but I still had to get closer than usual to see the image.  Maybe I'll get to try some planetary tonight.   
 
One advantage of the 1.25 eyepiece is they don't show dirt on the lens as much.  The little Huygens eyepieces will show any spec of dust loud and proud.
 
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Posted 26 September 2018 - 12:36 AM

Can i do new foliostrips  between lenses at home, how thick they are ? one is gone and i put market folio stripe in there but dont know is it working right ?



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Posted 26 September 2018 - 09:43 AM

Orginal manual :)

 

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 01:13 PM

Waiting :)

 

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 12:54 AM

60mm and 75mm, can you tell what is 60mm :)

 

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 08:48 AM

What are these numbers on Polarex box ?

 

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 12:44 PM

If some one knows where i can buy cradel, mount and legs for 75/1200 give me a shout ! i live in Finland so it makes things difficult



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Posted 30 September 2018 - 01:43 AM

I made new foliostripe, normal kitchen folio and three times fold. Not bad if i can say so :)

 

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 01:27 AM

And now i have cradel, mount and legs smile.gif well, not yet they are in starman876 home still smile.gif i cant wait !!!


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Posted 04 October 2018 - 03:44 AM

What are these numbers on Polarex box ?

 

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They are so the cabinet maker can keep track of what lid goes with the bottom.  All of my boxes regardless of brand have them.


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Posted 08 October 2018 - 02:46 PM

Clean and shiny 

 

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 10:26 PM

very nice


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 06:31 AM

That is actually a OTA that belongs to a 142 equatorial. To make it right it should be on an equatorial mount.


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:06 AM

That is actually a OTA that belongs to a 142 equatorial. To make it right it should be on an equatorial mount.

Now it is going in az mount, as you know well :)



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Posted 11 October 2018 - 02:34 PM

Look what i found near by smile.gif gona pick it up tomorrow.

 

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 04:46 PM

Look what i found near by smile.gif gona pick it up tomorrow.

 

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That is great. You are going to have an awesome scope set up



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Posted 12 October 2018 - 11:42 AM

Oh no :) too much parts...

 

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 12:34 PM

Well, what a mount.. i cant understand this, this is too much for me :)

 

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