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Posts Made By: Andre Moutinho

May 10, 2008 08:57 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Moonlight focuser and GSO 8" f/4. Backfocus proble

Posted By Andre Moutinho


Hello,

I want to replace the stock GSO 8" f/4 focuser with the Moonlight CR2.
I intend to use this setup with the Baader MPCC and a DSLR 350D camera.
Does anyone here know if I will have back focus problem?

Thanks

June 14, 2008 07:51 AM Forum: Takahashi

takahashi 6 mini-DIN guide conector pin out spec

Posted By Andre Moutinho

Does anyone know where I can find the
takahashi 6 mini-DIN guide conector pin out spec

Thanks
Andre

July 15, 2009 05:36 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Sky Commander 3 and Starry Night problems

Posted By Andre Moutinho

Hello,

I am having problems to run my Sky Commander v3 with Starry Night 6.2.3. I have
successfully tested the DSC with THE SKY program.
The Starry Night can establish the serial communication but even without moving the scope the RA axis increases by 1h per second. I have also tested the response from the DSC using hyperterminal and also the ASCOM driver using ASCOM Dome, a Simulated DOME and the SKY COMMANDER. I was able to notice the DSC RA/DEC info into the ASCOM DOME window without any problem.

Does anyone can help me?

Regards
André


July 21, 2012 07:10 AM Forum: Celestron

Nexstar 5 problem

Posted By Andre Moutinho

I have a celestron nexstar 5 the begins to move uncontrololably while slewing or setting up alignment. only way to stop it is to shut it off and try to start over, but it just keeps happening. any suggestions?
Thanks
Andre

August 8, 2012 07:36 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Nexstar 8 se astigmatism help!????

Posted By Andre Moutinho


Hello!

I have star tested a new Nexstar 8 SE and found a mild astigmatism when focusinf . I would like to know it it may caused for pinched corrector or any other reason. 

I also could not align the telrad red dot with the scope main optics.. Is it possible that the scope secondary is misaligned in such way that causef some astigmatism ? The collimation is only a little bit off also.

Thanks!!
Andre



December 22, 2013 06:22 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Dovetail for the Intes MK 67 OTA

Posted By Andre Moutinho

Hello all,

Does anyone know where I can find a dovetail that will fit into the Intes MK67 OTA?

Best
Andre

December 22, 2013 06:24 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Nexstar N5 (old gray version) metal arm replacemen

Posted By Andre Moutinho

Hello all,

I am looking for a N5 old gray version metal arm replacement.

Do anyone know where I can find one?

Best
Andre

June 21, 2004 05:08 PM Forum: Telescope Making

reducing the tube length

Posted By Andre Moutinho

It's a f/4.7 mirror. Please, see the pic.
Thanks,
Andre

June 22, 2004 06:34 PM Forum: Telescope Making

reducing the tube length

Posted By Andre Moutinho

Hi,

But does exist a rule for the minimum distance between the secondary and the tube top ? I believe that I could cut a piece of tube without having problems. I have a 7" f/7 newt which the top tube end is much closer to the secondary than the 12.5" scope and I don't have such problems. Regarding the back end of the tube, I also will cut very near the primary cell. I am just waiting a bit in order to replace the current 11/4 focuser to a 2" one. Than I will have to move primary position into the direction of the tube end.

Thanks,
Andre

July 13, 2004 03:49 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

good 8x50 finder ?

Posted By Andre Moutinho

Hi,

Does anyone have any review concerning the meade
8x50 finder ?
Thanks,
Andre