Ok so I have a new HD11.. Reducer was backordered for 2 months.. I did try the scope with out it and no problems.. stars looked fine.
I try to put the reducer on and it will only screw on 1 revolution.. not cross threaded.. its like diameters don't match... so it feels strong enough to support camera so I try it.
Slew over to Regulus... and this appears in view... Its so odd looking and sharp along the edges and center that I don't think its an out of focus star so I didn't run through the entire focus range (should have in hind sight)..
Could this actually be the star way out of focus?
Specs say 146mm back focus from reducer which I have but thats probably assuming the reducer screws on all the way?
Any input is appreciated..
Ive contacted vendor regarding the reducer not screwing on all the way.