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by Gingerfish
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Recentering sweet spot possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 246

Re: Recentering sweet spot possible?

In the meantime, I took of the retainer ring. And yeah, the seal has most definitely been broken! But WHY would you be in here?! To remove dust?

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by Gingerfish
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Recentering sweet spot possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 246

Re: Recentering sweet spot possible?

I don't know if it is vapor free or not. I will send Oliver an email
by Gingerfish
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Recentering sweet spot possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 246

Re: Recentering sweet spot possible?

Cheers! Well I am more relaxed about the whole thing now that Lunt gave the OK. I just need to order a pin wrench, the one I had was too thick. Looks like I need a 2mm. Btw, this first lens, is that one of the collimation lenses I see in the drawings? Anything I should worry about here? I have one o...
by Gingerfish
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Recentering sweet spot possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 246

Re: Recentering sweet spot possible?

Right, I will have to take it apart then :o Surprisingly, Lunt doesn't even mind! They just told me if I damage it, it will cost me more to fix. I was told there was silicone inside, but does anyone know what kind? I presume it will be gasket sealant or something similar that can take pressure, and ...
by Gingerfish
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Recentering sweet spot possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 246

Re: Recentering sweet spot possible?

Smart! Bubbles are coming from the front end :(
by Gingerfish
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Recentering sweet spot possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 246

Re: Recentering sweet spot possible?

Yes, I went over everything. Even regreased the o rings again. Same problem. Lunt wants $150 to fix it, which isn't shocking. But it's still going to hurt when you add in shipping and duty :cry:

Still, cheaper than a new scope I guess...
by Gingerfish
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Recentering sweet spot possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 246

Re: Recentering sweet spot possible?

I just can't seem to get a break! Went out to do some proms imaging, Focused, started imaging and went to get some coffee. Came back 5 minutes later to a off band sun. So there is definitely a leak somewhere, and I I don't think it's from the PT, as I have two new o rings in there. I guess it has to...
by Gingerfish
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Recentering sweet spot possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 246

Re: Recentering sweet spot possible?

Ah ok ;) I'll have a look at it then, and see what can be done
by Gingerfish
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Recentering sweet spot possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 246

Re: Recentering sweet spot possible?

I just noticed that Oliver at Beloptik has the LS50 under his repair service. I might ask him to do a service on it - just in case! I can see that the retainer ring has been unscrewed as well, so [no religion please] only knows what has been done inside!
by Gingerfish
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Recentering sweet spot possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 246

Re: Recentering sweet spot possible?

Excellent! Will have a go when ever the rain stops again...
by Gingerfish
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Recentering sweet spot possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 246

Re: Recentering sweet spot possible?

Oh btw, if I push it too far, is there anyway to get it back out again? I see I can unscrew the black ring - if its not too damaged at the bottom thanks to the previous owner.
by Gingerfish
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Recentering sweet spot possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 246

Re: Recentering sweet spot possible?

Thanks guys,

Yes, it was bought used. And yes, I know he tried to mod it, although just a "stage 1" mod according to himself :cry:
by Gingerfish
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Recentering sweet spot possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 246

Re: Recentering sweet spot possible?

Thanks!

Let me guess, it does not come out of the factory scratched like this? :?

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by Gingerfish
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Recentering sweet spot possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 246

Recentering sweet spot possible?

I really never noticed that the sweetspot was off in my lunt 50. But after modding it, it became quite apparent that it was not in the middle! Is there any way to recenter it? I will be barlowing my mod to "zoom" in on the sweetspot, so having it centered would make life easier. I found someone on C...
by Gingerfish
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Lunt 50 mod. Cut the tube, or buy adapters?
Replies: 14
Views: 284

Re: Lunt 50 mod. Cut the tube, or buy adapters?

That is what I thought! I guess there is more than one way to do it. Obviously having a filter in the diagonal works for him!

Cheers Stu!
by Gingerfish
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Lunt 50 mod. Cut the tube, or buy adapters?
Replies: 14
Views: 284

Re: Lunt 50 mod. Cut the tube, or buy adapters?

Right, I need to double check something here, as another solar modder is confusing me! The 2" Baader 35nm H-a filter goes BEFORE the PT module right? My buddy here says to use it in the diagonal instead, since the Lunt PT module already has a filter in it. Now that is true, but I thought the Baader ...
by Gingerfish
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Lunt 50 mod. Cut the tube, or buy adapters?
Replies: 14
Views: 284

Re: Lunt 50 mod. Cut the tube, or buy adapters?

Right, I got a bad case paralysis by analysis here... :? I focused both telescopes just to see where the focus point was (with the same diagonal and eyepiece). When put next to each other, they seem to focus at more or less the same spot. So, other than the M84-M68 adapter, do I even need an extensi...
by Gingerfish
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Coronado BF10 straight-through conversion?
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: Coronado BF10 straight-through conversion?

OK! How long does the adapter have to be?

Thanks guys!
by Gingerfish
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Coronado BF10 straight-through conversion?
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Coronado BF10 straight-through conversion?

Since I only image, having a straight-through version of my BF10 would be nice. Has anyone in here done this? On paper, it seems pretty straightforward. But I bet it's not, or more people would have done it! :D
by Gingerfish
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Lunt 50 mod. Cut the tube, or buy adapters?
Replies: 14
Views: 284

Re: Lunt 50 mod. Cut the tube, or buy adapters?

lol of course! Brain is seriously not working today. But it's almost the weekend! :D

Thanks Mark
by Gingerfish
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Lunt 50 mod. Cut the tube, or buy adapters?
Replies: 14
Views: 284

Re: Lunt 50 mod. Cut the tube, or buy adapters?

So I don't have to factor in the 162mm anywhere?
by Gingerfish
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Lunt 50 mod. Cut the tube, or buy adapters?
Replies: 14
Views: 284

Re: Lunt 50 mod. Cut the tube, or buy adapters?

See this is the problem when you write stuff at 2AM :P Pics time! https://www.cloudynights.com/uploads/gallery/album_8401/gallery_1783_8401_43555.jpg https://www.cloudynights.com/uploads/gallery/album_8401/gallery_1783_8401_42660.jpg https://www.cloudynights.com/uploads/gallery/album_8401/gallery_17...
by Gingerfish
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Solar Scope Modifications
Topic: Lunt 50 mod. Cut the tube, or buy adapters?
Replies: 14
Views: 284

Lunt 50 mod. Cut the tube, or buy adapters?

Hi all, So I finally got my 102mm f/7 refractor. I was hoping it being f/7, I would reach focus by just attaching the Lunt module to the focuser M68 thread. Of course it didnt work. I need another 10-15mm So the big question is; should I cut the tube (cheap! but I change the focal ratio slightly)? O...