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#1 ParagPA

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Posted 25 January 2023 - 12:01 AM

I'm assembling a new Tak FSQ-85EDX using Primaluce mounting equipment (along with a PL 60mm guide scope + Eagle 4 Pro).

 

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The issue I'm running into is I can't balance in Dec, because I can't get the mounting plate back far enough to be able to properly balance - because the stock focuser gets in the way. 

 

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I could machine some aluminum spacers to go between the mounting rings and mount plate. Other than that, any ideas?

 

Thanks!



#2 edif300

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Posted 25 January 2023 - 12:25 AM

Trying by this spacers (?)

 

https://eu.primaluce...nDetection=true


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#3 Dean J.

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Posted 25 January 2023 - 12:37 AM

Can you roatate the tube 180 degrees so the focuser is up?


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#4 Hans Joakim

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Posted 25 January 2023 - 01:11 AM

How about a counterweight solution? https://www.firstlig...eight-kits.html



#5 ParagPA

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Posted 25 January 2023 - 05:47 AM

Trying by this spacers (?)

 

https://eu.primaluce...nDetection=true

That..is exactly what I need. Thanks!


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#6 ParagPA

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Posted 25 January 2023 - 05:47 AM

Can you roatate the tube 180 degrees so the focuser is up?

Then the focuser lock knob gets in the way…



#7 MarkMittlesteadt

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Posted 26 January 2023 - 11:52 AM

I rotated my AT72EDII in its rings 90 degrees so my dual focus knobs are on top and bottom rather than on the sides. Together with spacers, neither the knobs or lock knob block anything.

 

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