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Offline Merlin66

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PST mods
« on: 21:27:56, 19 May, 2010 »
I've done quite a few mods so far but haven't sat down and documented the methods and work flow.
I'm now doing another Stage 1 ( retain the black box) and Stage 2 ( dump the black box) and will fully document and take photos of each and every step.
Hopefully this will become "Astro Babes" equivalent for the amateurs who want to consider modding their PST.
If you have any specific questions/ concerns let me know and I'll make sure they are covered/ addressed in the write up.

( this one will be based on a plastic Meade 90mm, 800fl donor OTA! - stopped down to 80mm - makes a change from the usual Vixen.)
C11, C9.25 SCT, 4" Genesis, NEQ6pro, modded 1000D,  ATik314L+, DMK41AF04, SM60DS/BF15, and Spectroscopes (many!).
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Re: PST mods
« Reply #1 on: 08:51:09, 20 May, 2010 »
Sounds good Ken ! 

I was going/will do the same thing for my SW 90mm f/10 mod that I'm about to do (focuser and ERF are on order) so would be good to compare notes or even combine into a single document ?!



Scopes: Astro-Tech AT-111EDT Triplet, TS65ED Quad, Orion ST80, Modded PST-90 Solar Scope, PST Cak (on loan)
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Re: PST mods
« Reply #2 on: 09:59:02, 07 June, 2010 »
Good stuff guys. :)
I'm toying around with the idea of getting a cheap(ish) PST to mod - when funds allow (which may be a while due to the impending arrival of junior #2)
The results I've seen from some of the modded scopes are really quite impressive.

EQ6 pro & home made pier, with various combinations of the following... 8" & 12" LX200 OTA's, Orion ED80, TS65 quadruplet & Meade AR6 150mm refractors,Orion optics 6" F4 & GSO 8" F4 newts, Coronado Maxscope 60, DMK21 & 41, QHY8, modded 350D, Atik 314L. And not enough space to keep it all in!!!


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