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Re: Polar Alignment Scope focus problem


Oct 12, 2002

 


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#12319 Oct 12, 2002

Greetings, list.



I recently picked up a PAS off of Astromart that I'm having a

problem with - specifically, the star images and the reticle do not

focus at the same spot. If the star images are in focus, the

reticle is blurred, and vice versa.



I recall seeing a document within the last month or to that someone

wrote on this, but now can't find it anywhere. Can someone point me

to that document, or make a suggestion on how to fix it? I don't

want to just go tearing into my rather expensive PAS without some

idea of what I need to do.



TIA.



regards,



twhite



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#12320 Oct 12, 2002

You might check out www.losmandy.com/pfinder.htm. Not sure if this is what you're refering to.



Jim Girard ----- Original Message -----

From: digitania

Subject: [Losmandy_users] Polar Alignment Scope focus problem





I recall seeing a document within the last month or to that someone

wrote on this, but now can't find it anywhere. Can someone point me

to that document, or make a suggestion on how to fix it? I don't

want to just go tearing into my rather expensive PAS without some

idea of what I need to do.







[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



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#12321 Oct 12, 2002

Jim,



That may have been it - it looks familiar, but I thought I rememered

something about a way to fix the wrong magnification problem... do

you or anyone else know of a fix for this, or do I just need to get

a new PAS?



regards,



twhite

--- In Losmandy_users@y..., "Jim Girard" argo@t...> wrote:

> You might check out www.losmandy.com/pfinder.htm. Not sure

if this is what you're refering to.

>

> Jim Girard

> ----- Original Message -----

> From: digitania

> Subject: [Losmandy_users] Polar Alignment Scope focus problem

>

>

> I recall seeing a document within the last month or to that

someone

> wrote on this, but now can't find it anywhere. Can someone

point me

> to that document, or make a suggestion on how to fix it? I

don't

> want to just go tearing into my rather expensive PAS without

some

> idea of what I need to do.

>

>

>

> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



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#12322 Oct 12, 2002

twight; tradition has it to focus on reticle by twisting epc till focused on same. now focus on sky (reticle not installed in mount) by twisting objective barrel till it focuses on the sky, best done at night. use lock ring to hold focus.

----- Original Message -----

From: digitania

Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2002 9:59 AM

To: Losmandy_users@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [Losmandy_users] Polar Alignment Scope focus problem



Greetings, list.



I recently picked up a PAS off of Astromart that I'm having a

problem with - specifically, the star images and the reticle do not

focus at the same spot. If the star images are in focus, the

reticle is blurred, and vice versa.



I recall seeing a document within the last month or to that someone

wrote on this, but now can't find it anywhere. Can someone point me

to that document, or make a suggestion on how to fix it? I don't

want to just go tearing into my rather expensive PAS without some

idea of what I need to do.



TIA.



regards,



twhite







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#12323 Oct 12, 2002

Tony,



Look in the files section of this list for a text file on Testing & Adjusting the Polar Axis Finder. Should be at groups.yahoo.com/group/Losmandy_users/files/Testing%20%20and%20Adjusting%20the%20Losmandy%20Polar%20Finder_a.txt



Jim ----- Original Message -----

From: digitania

Subject: [Losmandy_users] Re: Polar Alignment Scope focus problem





That may have been it - it looks familiar, but I thought I rememered

something about a way to fix the wrong magnification problem... do

you or anyone else know of a fix for this, or do I just need to get

a new PAS?







[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



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#12325 Oct 12, 2002

Jim,



I saw that, and it seems only to discuss how to rectify a PAS with

an alignment problem. Mine seems to be somewhat aligned, but won't

bring both star images and the reticle into focus.



regards,



twhite

--- In Losmandy_users@y..., "Jim Girard" argo@t...> wrote:

> Tony,

>

> Look in the files section of this list for a text file on Testing

& Adjusting the Polar Axis Finder. Should be at

groups.yahoo.com/group/Losmandy_users/files/Testing%20%20and%

20Adjusting%20the%20Losmandy%20Polar%20Finder_a.txt

>

> Jim

> ----- Original Message -----

> From: digitania

> Subject: [Losmandy_users] Re: Polar Alignment Scope focus problem

>

>

> That may have been it - it looks familiar, but I thought I

rememered

> something about a way to fix the wrong magnification problem...

do

> you or anyone else know of a fix for this, or do I just need to

get

> a new PAS?

>

>

>

> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]







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#12326 Oct 12, 2002

Boy, do I feel stupid now...



I didn't even notice that the barrel was adjustable. It didn't turn

easily, the locking nut was fairly tight. Okay, so it's my first

PAS. :/



Thanks for your reply. Of course, it's cloudy here at the moment

(as it seems to have been for most of the year) but I'll give that a

whirl just as soon as possible.



regards,



twhite







--- In Losmandy_users@y..., dstarquest@m...> wrote:

> twight; tradition has it to focus on reticle by twisting epc till

focused on same. now focus on sky (reticle not installed in mount)

by twisting objective barrel till it focuses on the sky, best done

at night. use lock ring to hold focus.

>

> ----- Original Message -----

> From: digitania

> Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2002 9:59 AM

> To: Losmandy_users@y...

> Subject: [Losmandy_users] Polar Alignment Scope focus problem

>

> Greetings, list.

>

> I recently picked up a PAS off of Astromart that I'm having a

> problem with - specifically, the star images and the reticle do

not

> focus at the same spot. If the star images are in focus, the

> reticle is blurred, and vice versa.

>

> I recall seeing a document within the last month or to that

someone

> wrote on this, but now can't find it anywhere. Can someone point

me

> to that document, or make a suggestion on how to fix it? I don't

> want to just go tearing into my rather expensive PAS without some

> idea of what I need to do.

>

> TIA.

>

> regards,

>

> twhite

>

>

>

> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

> Losmandy_users-unsubscribe@e...

>

>

>

> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to

docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/

>

>

> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



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