this 6'' 1200FL refractor
per il gran finale, it seems that the tube is not metal = some composite most probably. the scope per se is undoubtedly was well made and I like it very much. I applied quite large flow of heat by the industrial heat gun and the brute force of two angry men.
Yes, I have focuser in mind - actually, already bought it and have been using over some time thru custom made flange that attaches to the glued flange and to focuser on the other side. the issue with this structure - it is too long - I cannot add large reducer like riccardi M82, if I do - I cannot reach focus. as of this moment I am using smaller reducer (it goes inside focuser) and works fine w/ my asi1600.
However, It seems that I made all gremlins in mount go away and I am ready to go for a bit wider sensor, so larger flattener/ reducer.
So , ideally, i would try to cut off the old flange - glue int the end of the scope sope flange with thread (so to make it universal) and attached to this flange my nitecrawler. is it cheaper to manufacture absolutely new scope? and attach to it both - the lens and the focuser?
Edited by dron2015, 08 August 2020 - 02:11 PM.