upgrade to my home made HAU

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upgrade to my home made HAU

Post by highfnum » Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:05 am

I made prom viewer a while back similar to Thousand oaks HAU type
I was given a Skybender filter tilting unit
my first use is to replace my home made filter tilting unit
The skybender unit is easier to use
you simply twist(turn) outer part which causes filter to tilt
it is smoother than my unit which you must turn two screws up and down

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Re: upgrade to my home made HAU

Post by highfnum » Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:09 am

Skybender is the blue unit in optical train
this is unit it replaced
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Re: upgrade to my home made HAU

Post by marktownley » Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:14 am

looks good. How well does it work?


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Re: upgrade to my home made HAU

Post by highfnum » Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:19 am

you unscrew top (eyepiece part)
screw in filter - put top back on
then turn left or right the blue body until filter has proper tilt
(you will see prom come into view and you keep turning until it start to fade
then turn back opposite direction until prom is at brightest point



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Re: upgrade to my home made HAU

Post by swisswalter » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:59 am

Hi John

a fine replacement.

@Mark the skybender as such works perfect. I have not yet found an improvement using my filters with tilt, compared to the square way. I guess most filters are designed to be used square


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Re: upgrade to my home made HAU

Post by marktownley » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:12 am

Yes, skybender is very good, I agree.


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