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StarlightHunter

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  1. Here you can see my setup. In the top-down order: 72ED without the 2" eyepiece adapter treaded to: Field rotator from FLO threaded to OVL flattener threaded to: ASI 294MC-Pro camera and spacers (using the OAG). The spacers I used with the camera are the ones in this image And I achieve focus without any problem.
  2. Hi @fozzybear I've just rotated it counterclockwise like any other thread. If it is rock solid in your case maybe you will need to use some tricks. Apply some heat near the thread with a lighter and then, with a thick cloth in your hand try to unscrew it. You could also use WD-40 but that could spill over the lens and maybe damage the coating. No other ideas for that.
  3. I'm using this rotator with a OVL field flattener in the old version of the 72ED with an ASI294MC and it works perfectly.
  4. At least for me, I get focus without any problem. I attach the rotator, then the OVL flattener then spacers to get 55mm backfocus and then the ASI294MC-P. All works like a charm.
  5. Ok. The best option here is to check on field I will need to find some time and clear skies to do some testing. Thanks!
  6. Yes, That's exactly what I was asking. Thanks. I've an SW ED72 APO so I should need IR correction on a non filtered camera. Newts and non refracting telescopes do not need IR filters AFAIK. I was more concerned about reflections, focus problems or even less light coming to the sensor because of two filters being stacked.
  7. Just to add more information to this flattener thread, it has a 2" thread on the telescope side so you can screw filters on it.
  8. Ok. To finish this thread and to solve the problem I had, the real problem in my case was the ED72 not being well aligned. The focuser body was misaligned with the rest of the telescope because of a failure in the body attachment building. I just got a colimation eyepiece like the one of the photos and I was able to align the body and retight the screws so now it is well aligned.
  9. Hi there. I recently adquired a ASI294MC-Pro camera and I read OSC cameras works better using IR/UV filters to avoid star bloating. I adquired two filters from Aliexpress, both of brand Svbony. One is the UV/IR and the other one is the CLS filter as I live in a very poluted area. The thing is the CLS is not a CLS-CCD filter, so it does not block IR, so I wanted to know if it is "wise" to pile up both filters so I can block IR/UV and city lights. Had anyone tried this before? I attach some photos of the CLS filter and a test I did with my DIY spectrographer
  10. Yes. M56 female that fits directly into the rotator. About being rock solid, I just unscrewed it. Had not any problem doing it in my case. I think you will need to try tips and tricks for blocked nuts and screws.
  11. Just for your interest. I recently bought an ASI294MC-P and using the spacers the flattener and the rotator all works perfectly and can achieve focus in the middle of the focuser length.
  12. I received my rotator almost a month ago and it fitted perfectly with the OVL flattener. You need to unscrew the beveled part of the flattener. That's it. Here it is a photo of the fitting. Hope this helps
  13. Any news on connecting this accesory to the OVL field flattener? I'm interested too.
  14. Yes, I was about to buy this one: But I'm pending of FLO answer about compatibility with the FLO flattener
  15. In the images the distortion changes the position and they are taken with different camera rotations. Thanks. I supposed the problem would be most probably due the attachment. I will order a threaded attachment because I'm using the most basic 2 thread rings that comes with the scope focuser.
  16. Hi there. I am using an OVL field flattener with the Skywatcher 72ED and I am getting some weird distortions. In the image https://starlighthunter.com/imagenes/galaxia-de-andromeda-m31/ the distortion is very evident at the bottom side. In the images https://starlighthunter.com/imagenes/nebulosas-trifida-y-de-la-laguna/ and https://starlighthunter.com/imagenes/cumulo-globular-m4/ it is at the bottom-right side and barely noticeable. Today, watching some images at astrobin I found this one: https://www.astrobin.com/full/379566/0/ Same configuration, same problem (this time left side). Any clues about this?
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