Farpoint 2 Inch Collimation Kit with Carrying Case
je n'ai pas encore reçu le colis !
USPS me précise qu'il est en France mais où ?
Je ne manquerais pas de vous dire ma satisfaction de ce matériel dès que je l'aurais reçu.
Bonnes fêtes de Noël et Bonne Année
Received the Farpoint 2” Collimation Kit in good condition. I first checked the collimation of the tool using a set of V-blocks, and the laser was dead on. Then used it to collimate a 16” f4.5 Dob and a 14” f4.7 Newt. The collimation tool was easy to use and and a star test of the 16” Dob shows good accuracy. I haven’t looked through the 14” Newt yet as I’m waiting on some other restoration parts to arrive.
The laser is beautiful, and the Cheshire is well machined. However, the Cheshire did not come with the white reflective surface (sticker). Asking Far Point to send one. Nice stuff, just that oversight.
This collimator is well made but mine wasn’t collimated dead on when I received it. I had to tweak the adjustment screws and fool with it for about an hour to get it just right. The real problem is that the 2” barrel does not have a flat surface behind it to butt up against what ever it is inserted into. Instead, the surface has a chamfer on it which makes it difficult to ensure that the collimator is precisely parallel to the focuser/optical axis. I’m probably going to take it to a machinist and have that rounded backstop machined flat so that I can just insert the collimator into a 2” ring adapter, press it all the way in against the newly machined flat and tighten it down. Only then am I assured that it’s properly aligned for collimation.
I am loving it. I am using with the Celestron XLT 150 F/5 newt and it makes collimation such a breeze. So much more reliable than the cheap $30 amazon laser collimator... not even in the same league...