You cannot mount the SkySurfer V on the hot-shoe which can take the SkySurfer III. We don´t know a solution for it but fear that the big
SkySurfer V couldbe too heavy for it and may damage the camera body.
Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Apr 17, 2018 4:53:00 PM
I am interested in using the T-2 32 mm prism diagonal on my Orion ED80 f7.5 600mm f.l. refractor (bought in 2009). It has a 2" Craford focuser that I would attach it to. I would like to know what adapter I need to attach it to the focuser?
The focuser comes with a long 2" eyepiece holder that I want to remove to reduce the focal distance to the point of attachment to the focuser. That leaves the focuser's exterior threads exposed. The exposed threaded tube's dimensions are: ID = 2" OD = 2-1/8" exposed length is 3/8". I can't find a spec on the threads. but I count 10 threads in that 3/8".
My goal is to gain inward focus, increase contrast and clarity, and convert to the clicklock eyepiece holder. My largest eyepiece is a 32mm Optiluxe. As light conditions limit to planetary, I doubt I would get a longer f.l. eyepiece.
To attach the prism to a 2" eyepiece clamp, you need the
Baader 2" / T-2 Nose Piece and Camera adapter (T-2 part #16) # 2408150
Orion should use the same focusers as Celestron and Sky-Watcher did on their ED80, so the Baader 2" Four-in-One Adapter M68 (Zeiss) / 2.7" (A.P.) / M60 (Vixen) / M56 (Synta) #2458190 should fit on your telescope, too.
Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Apr 16, 2018 12:45:00 PM
Thank you. Looking up the M68 thread definition, it seems to match my measured dimensions of the end of the OTA tube which I understand is made by Synta.
Answer by: Stephen Jackson on Apr 19, 2018 9:39:17 AM
I have a Steeldrive focuser motor which works fine except that the temperature never has been detected by the handcontrol or SteelGo/ASCOM. The manual suggests to fasten some screws, which has been tried without success. Do you have a solution to this problem?
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