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#1 nimitz69

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 09:01 PM

So after resigning myself to the fact that it was going to be some time late in 2019 before I'd ever see an NVD (if at all), the following showed up at my house today ....

 

MOD 3C.jpg

 

(Ok, so it didn't just 'show up' but 4 days ago the above was a true statement ....

 

You're looking at a 2 month old MOD 3C, WP w/manual gain NVD; Fujinon f/1.4 50mm CCTV lens, Fujinon f/.85 25mm CCTV lens & Canon CCTV 11-110mm f/16 - 1.6 zoom lens, both with adapters to accept STD 2" astro filters

 

For a quick ops check with the 50mm lens installed + 6nm H-a filter I went out to my driveway, looked at Sky Safari to located about where the N-A nebula should be and turned on the MOD 3.  I actually had to do a double take because I thought I was looking at a small patch of clouds as its mostly overcast tonight ... lol, it wasn't any clouds ....

My only 'issue' at the moment was when i installed the ENVIS objective lens I got off an old 7M703e I couldn't get it to focus?  Not sure what's going on there .....

 

Can't wait to get it in my 14" Dob ...


Edited by nimitz69, 20 November 2018 - 09:03 PM.

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 09:17 PM

Congratulations!

 

As for infinity focus, make sure that your infinity locking ring has not moved forward. If it is not screwed fully back, then doing so might do the trick.

 

This is PVS-7 video, but the same lock ring is used on the PVS-14 and ENVIS lenses.  Go to 35 seconds:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=j0uVt7lIiFw



#3 Mazerski

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 11:41 PM

Glad to hear of your success. 

In scope... if you have a 642 or 685nm IR... NGC 891, M1 (it’s brighter with IR), M42 looks great with both filter types.

While your at M1, check out M38, 36, 37 in Auriga.

The central star in NGC40 will be visible.



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Posted 21 November 2018 - 07:39 AM

Finally! Congratulations!

 

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 11:35 AM

Congratulations!

 

As for infinity focus, make sure that your infinity locking ring has not moved forward. If it is not screwed fully back, then doing so might do the trick.

 

This is PVS-7 video, but the same lock ring is used on the PVS-14 and ENVIS lenses.  Go to 35 seconds:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=j0uVt7lIiFw

Thx, I’ll check that out!



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Posted 21 November 2018 - 11:37 AM

Now all that’s left is to con the ITAR folks at the State Dept into letting me take it on a cruise ship with non-U.S. ports ...lol.gif



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Posted 21 November 2018 - 03:12 PM

Congratulations!

 

As for infinity focus, make sure that your infinity locking ring has not moved forward. If it is not screwed fully back, then doing so might do the trick.

 

This is PVS-7 video, but the same lock ring is used on the PVS-14 and ENVIS lenses.  Go to 35 seconds:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=j0uVt7lIiFw

 

 

That did the trick, thx!



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Posted 21 November 2018 - 04:27 PM

Very nice.  Congratulations.  What, only 6 month?  



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Posted 22 November 2018 - 04:51 PM

That was only a guess based on if tubes with the ‘right’ specs showed up every month when they received their batch of 40-50 and the backlog of folks in front of you who had already plunked down a 50% deposit waiting for one wasn’t too long ....



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Posted 22 November 2018 - 07:23 PM

Congratulations!

 

For a quick ops check with the 50mm lens installed + 6nm H-a filter I went out to my driveway, looked at Sky Safari to located about where the N-A nebula should be and turned on the MOD 3.  I actually had to do a double take because I thought I was looking at a small patch of clouds as its mostly overcast tonight ... lol, it wasn't any clouds ....

 

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Yes, that first time you turn your NV device to the sky its "OMG - the game just changed!"


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#11 nimitz69

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 10:33 PM

Absolutely,  now I’m back to checking the weather every day to see if its going to be clear ....smile.gif




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