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Coronado PST filter mod for Atik 314L+

In my previous posting about the mod I’ve done for my PST to move the BF5 closer to the sensor of my ASI120 I had an idea about doing the same for my Atik 314L+. I know this camera is … Continue reading

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Coronado PST BF5 positioning mod

A few days ago I posted about the problems with vignetting when imaging with a PST and decided that for me a solution might be to move the BF5 unit as close to the camera sensor as possible so that … Continue reading

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Revelation/Skywatcher SCT dual speed R&P focuser motor drive conversion

Part of the reason for modding the Skywatcher motor drive kit to fit my Revelation dual speed crayford that I’d previously modded to fit my PST was as a trial run for doing a similar mod to the Revelation dual … Continue reading

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Revelation/Skywatcher SCT dual speed focuser motor drive conversion

Last year I modded my PST, replacing the “black box” with a slightly modded Revelation dual-speed Crayford that was originally intended for SCTs. I’ve been meaning to do a motor drive conversion for some time and had bought a second-hand … Continue reading

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PST imaging adaptor

To avoid the use of a diagonal I turned up an adaptor from a piece of aluminium that takes the PST eyepiece unit and allows a camera to reach focus without a diagonal, so there’s nothing else in the light … Continue reading

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Coronado PST “Stage 0.5” mod

A short while ago I purchased a slightly damaged PST for solar Ha viewing. Not wishing to stump up the price of a Tal 100RS just yet, but wanting to make life somewhat easier for imaging and not being entirely … Continue reading

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My first piece of astronomy-related lathework

I’ve been wanting to tinker with Mire de Collimation to collimate my dob, but I didn’t have any handy way to fit a webcam into the eyepiece holder without removing the lens. So I found a lump of waste (and … Continue reading

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New Toy in the Workshop

I’ve been wanting to learn to use one of these for ages and of late it would have been a benefit in a number of projects to be able to create small metal parts, so my Christmas present to myself … Continue reading

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