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Offline mcrossley

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Aligning C14 Optics (or SCTs in general)
« on: 23:15:23, 12 February, 2009 »
I have put a page together showing how I 'improved' on the factory optics alignment of my C14. The process should be applicable to any SCT.

http://www.wilmslowastro.com/tips/c14_optics_alignment.html
Mark
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Re: Aligning C14 Optics (or SCTs in general)
« Reply #1 on: 08:00:28, 13 February, 2009 »
Nice work Mark!

Have some k and I'll make this a bit sticky 8)
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Re: Aligning C14 Optics (or SCTs in general)
« Reply #2 on: 21:02:20, 29 October, 2012 »
Pretty good that especially the info about aligning the baffle, never seen or heard of that before but, if you are having trouble, it makes perfect sense to start their first.

cheers

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Re: Aligning C14 Optics (or SCTs in general)
« Reply #3 on: 16:40:01, 02 November, 2012 »
Fist class Mark! That's very similar to a procedure that I recently devised for aligning my Orion Optics ODK12, in the absence of any advice from the manufacturer. I had been considering writing it up too. I used a similar laser technique to align the main mirror so that its axis was central to the (machined) secondary holder. It seemed to work well.

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Re: Aligning C14 Optics (or SCTs in general)
« Reply #4 on: 18:46:18, 03 November, 2012 »
Blimey, this is an 'old un' that has started getting comments again!
Mark
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Re: Aligning C14 Optics (or SCTs in general)
« Reply #5 on: 10:37:40, 05 November, 2012 »
Blimey, this is an 'old un' that has started getting comments again!

Bit like your postings, Mark....  :laugh:   what you been up to?

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Re: Aligning C14 Optics (or SCTs in general)
« Reply #6 on: 18:56:06, 05 November, 2012 »
I've taking a bit of a sabbatical, I hope to get back into the hobby again this 'season', we'll see...  :confused:
Mark
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