Thread: FLI atlas
View Single Post
  #1  
Old 02-05-2013, 10:19 AM
Peter Ward's Avatar
Peter Ward
Galaxy hitchhiking guide

Peter Ward is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: The Shire
Posts: 6,727
FLI atlas

Decided to upgrade my AP Honders focuser with a FLI Altas due, on going random small focal plane tilt variations with the standard 3.5" AP unit.

The FLI unit has a nice innovation by way of their connectors that pull everything orthogonal when torqued down. My only gripe would be the rather short 1/2" travel limit of the focuser...plus the need to get some not inexpensive custom connectors made for the Honders, (thanks to AP for supplying the specs to precise parts )

The system now produces sublime star images right up to the edge of a KAF16803 sensor...no mean feat...Anyway, as they say one picture can say a thousand words.

A link to the results here

(single 300 second exposure, self guide at 2 second intervals)
Reply With Quote