Sunday, September 1, 2013

SP-C6 is back!

Well that was me in the early 2000's. I must say that I still really miss that Dob, but I am glad the SP-C6 is back up. Problem that I had with it was the sled focuser had failed. Basically the pinion gear was completely misaligned with the rack. But after an adjustment was found on Cloudy Nights (read about that here) I was able to get the focuser to mesh again. Problem though is that the previous owner might have actually started to strip the small screws I need to tighten. Could prove to be troublesome in the future.

Can't find the stock extension tubes though. That's a pain. A Tele Vue 2X Barlow without the lens in it will sub for now...

And just like the Pronto before it, the weather has turned crummy for the next few nights...figures!

M:)

2 comments:

  1. I have a C--6 that I just put back together. Been in a closet for 11-12 years. I took it apart because the sled focuser would not hold a 35mm camera. I wanted to do something about it, just never got to it.
    Well my Canon DSLR is a lot lighter than the old Minolta. Even pointing straight up, the focuser held without me mashing the set screw.
    I still wish for something better, but this will work.
    I took a nice shot of the moon and I got Jupiter & the 4 Galilean moons in another. They sre on my FB page.
    Mike Heine

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  2. I have a C--6 that I just put back together. Been in a closet for 11-12 years. I took it apart because the sled focuser would not hold a 35mm camera. I wanted to do something about it, just never got to it.
    Well my Canon DSLR is a lot lighter than the old Minolta. Even pointing straight up, the focuser held without me mashing the set screw.
    I still wish for something better, but this will work.
    I took a nice shot of the moon and I got Jupiter & the 4 Galilean moons in another. They sre on my FB page.
    Mike Heine

    ReplyDelete