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#26 semlin

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 07:02 PM

Actually, great point! I'm glad you asked. I was using spacers with the Steadypix but I just realized those came with the other smartphone adapter I own -- the Celestron NexYZ. But I use those spacers with both.

 

The NexYZ is a somewhat better adapter, but it's significantly heavier and bulkier which can be an issue sometimes. One advantage the NexYZ has, though, is you can adjust the distance between the eye lens and the camera lens. I noticed last night that the camera was too far away from the 40mm eyepiece cutting off a significant amount of the field. Not enough eye relief. I could barely get the whole moon in. Obviously it depends on the eye relief with the particular eyepiece you're using.

 

There are trade-offs for both adapters. That's why I have both. (And, yes, sometime I attach them to the diagonal instead of the eyepiece itself when necessary.)

 

Here are the NexYZ spacers I was using last night and the set up with the Steadpix EZ.

 

lol.  glad i asked.  that looks like a great setup but a little much for me to get both those adapters.  

 

i am going to think about this, but may have to try the nexys so i can do it with all my eyepieces.



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Posted 22 February 2021 - 08:27 PM

lol.  glad i asked.  that looks like a great setup but a little much for me to get both those adapters.  

 

i am going to think about this, but may have to try the nexys so i can do it with all my eyepieces.

 

Yeah, I think buying the NexYZ might be the best option. If I was starting from scratch that's what I would do. People also have success making their own adapters. And there are also very cheap ones available, but I've tried a couple and I don't recommend.



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Posted 22 February 2021 - 09:39 PM

found this basic model that seems to have the spacers.   i will order it to start.  

 

https://www.amazon.c...0NsaWNrPXRydWU=


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Posted 22 February 2021 - 11:27 PM

 

Can someone help me date this, please? Thanks!

Based on this source your scope appears to be from 1969-70 as it matchs the one with the finer blue type face.

 

https://www.cloudyni...arch/?p=7256290

 

This source might say it's earlier but the above link shows two different gold ovals with different years given.

 

https://www.cloudyni...lick/?p=7099732


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Posted 23 February 2021 - 04:09 AM

Based on this source your scope appears to be from 1969-70 as it matchs the one with the finer blue type face.

 

https://www.cloudyni...arch/?p=7256290

 

This source might say it's earlier but the above link shows two different gold ovals with different years given.

 

https://www.cloudyni...lick/?p=7099732

Interesting. Thank you!


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Posted 23 February 2021 - 04:16 AM

Tonight, with good seeing, I was absolutely blown away by this scope!

 

Took these photos with my Galaxy S9+ mounted on the Celestron Steadypix EZ smartphone adapter. I used my regular 1.25-inch eyepieces tonight, but stuck with the original prism diagonal paired with a straight through .965 to 1.25 adapter. This first shot was through a 7mm Meade Research Grade Wide Angle.

 

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 04:17 AM

24mm University Optics Konig

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 04:18 AM

7mm Meade Research Grade Wide Angle

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 12:37 PM

I'm having an issue with azimuth clamp screw. It doesn't seem like it will go in far enough to clamp. Maybe it's the wrong screw. Seems like the head is too big and won't let the screw go in far enough. The azimuth stay unlocked and was a hinderance while using the scope. Any suggestions about what's going on here?

ok, i looked at this.  i will need to pull the bottom plate off to inspect, but it appears your clamp should stick out a lot further.


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Posted 23 February 2021 - 12:40 PM

pic of the 1969 mount

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 03:27 PM

pic of the 1969 mount

 

Interesting. Thanks. Yeah, I definitely must be missing the internal pin.

 

I'm guess some previous owner must have also been perplexed. That part is underlined in the manual.


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Posted 23 February 2021 - 03:29 PM

pic of the 1969 mount

 

And your clamp screw is just about an inch long?




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