Last updated: 22 June 2007
This page is for user comments and information of a general nature or items applicable to the LXD55 and LXD75 Achromatic Refractor models. If you have any comments, suggestions, questions or answers to questions posed here, e-mail them to me and I'll post them. Please use an appropriate Subject Line on your message. Thanks.
Subject: re: help! flocking my refractor Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2007 18:36:46 From: richard seymour (firstname.lastname@example.org) "Architect's board" is thick cardboard (in this case 1/8th inch, or about 3mm) It's available in many colors, the procedure calls for black. It's available at artists' supplies stores, many college bookstores, or you could ask a local architect. They use it to build models of the buildings they've designed. have fun --dick
Subject: help! flocking my refractor Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2007 19:59:07 From: email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org) Please help me answer these simple/embarassing questions!!! I am flocking my Meade AR5, and was reading your article to get ready. Question 1: How do I remove the lens cell from the OTA? Becuase I don't see any screws, I assume the sections are glued together. If so, do I simply pull gently until the come apart? How did you do this on your AR6? Question 2: What is "architects's board?" Could you tell me where to find it??? regards, Noah BlaserMike here: I am not the author of that article; I suggest contacting the author directly.
Subject: LXD Collimation Suggestion Sent: Thursday, June 7, 2007 10:00:36 From: David Arnold (email@example.com) Thanks for the tips on collimation of my new AR6. It was especially useful in allaying my fears of using a little force to remove the focuser. One addition which might be made to the tips is to check the collimation of the collimator. Since my daughter has inherited the the one I made from a laser pointer, I had just bought an Orion LaserMate to use in the process. When I put it in the focuser I noticed that the spot on the target rotated as I rotated the LaserMate. Putting the collimator in an eyepiece adapter held in a vise showed a 1.25" circle at 200". The three adjustment screws are under the label. Fortunately the beam exit was centered and these adjustments removed the misalignment. Dave
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