Has anyone used their N10 for visual observations?
When I purchased my N10 almost two years ago I never imagined that I would use my N10 astrograph for visual use but finally the time has come where I need to do it.
Unfortunately, my preliminary tests are poor due to focusing issues with the OK3 focuser.
The N10 came with an adapater that screws into the OK3 focuser and provides a brass compression ring. I tried using a TeleVue diagonal and a few TeleVue 2 inch eyepieces but I am not able to rack the focuser in far enough to achieve focus.
Then I tried using an eyepiece directly into the adapter and couldn't rack the focuser out far enough. I then added both a 1 inch and a 2 inch extension and still could rack the focuser out far enough. I then found a 4 inch extension and that put focus out too far and like the diagonal I couldn't rach the focuser in far enough.
Sure, I realize the simple solutions here are to either get a 3" extension or don't use the N10 for visual use, but I really need to find a solution.
I am hosting a star party here in Arizona to raise money for the 19 local firefighters that died fighting wildfires near my home and I need every telescope I have to be available for viewing. While the 3" extension might solve my issue, it is very uncomfortable to use a direct insertion of the eyepieces. A diagonal is really preferred to position the eyepiece in a reasonable direction.
Has anyone used their N10 for visual use? How can I use this telescope with a diagonal so that I can position the eyepiece into a comfortable place for my guests?
Edited by DaveK, 08 July 2013 - 10:19 PM.