Farpoint 2 Inch Collimation Kit with Carrying Case

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Farpoint 2 Inch Collimation Kit with Carrying Case

SKU: FP217
Regular price $388.00
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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Pascal Jacquemin
en attente de recevoir le colis

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

William Dean
Farpoint 2” Collimation Kit Review.

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.

Norman Smith
No Reflective Surface

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.

Dave Depagnier
Pretty good but could be better

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.

Didier Prophete

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...

Does not come with a autocollimator. If you're interested in an autocollimator with a cheshire you can purchase this kit instead

Farpoint 2 Inch Collimation Kit with Carrying Case includes a 650nm laser collimator plus 2″ Cheshire in a case. Helps align telescope mirrors on a Newtonian Reflector or Dobsonian.

Farpoint 2 Inch Collimation Kit with Carrying Case includes a 1.25" and 2" combo stepped barrel 650nm laser collimator plus 2″ cheshire in a sturdy red carrying case with fitted foam insert. These tools help align the optical axes of the mirrors of a Newtonian Reflector.

Farpoint 650nm Laser Collimator is precisely machined from a single piece of aluminum in a single machining step, resulting in perfect alignment. Offering the smallest aperture of any other laser in the amateur astronomy market, Farpoint lasers feature an aperture (0.76mm or 30/1000 of an inch) producing less speckling and more precise reading of the laser beam’s position on the telescope mirror.

Features a 1.25" and 2" combo stepped barrel, an extra bright 650nm red laser, and superior EIGHT screw alignment arrangement ensuring that BOTH ends of the laser diode are held in place by two sets of directly opposing screws for precise and lasting alignment.

Farpoint 2" Cheshire Collimator is a precision-machined, red anodized alignment tool for 2″ apertures, is practically indestructible, and requires no batteries.

A Cheshire eyepiece or Cheshire collimator consists of a peephole that is inserted into the telescope focuser in place of the eyepiece. Ambient light falls on the brightly painted oblique back of the peephole. Images of this bright surface are reflected by the mirrors or lenses of the telescope and can thus be seen by a person peering through the hole. A Cheshire eyepiece contains no lenses or other polished optical surfaces.

Kit also includes a mirror spotting template and triangle center spots to help simplify the process of center spotting a primary mirror.

We generally keep collimation tools in stock. However, sometimes we run out. If the item is not immediately in stock, we make it to order and it takes 7 to 10 days to ship. If you have not received a tracking number in that time, please email support@opticalstructures.com for information regarding your order.

Our standard acetate mirror center marking template works with mirrors up to 10”. If your mirror is larger, you can print out the file below, tape it together, and use it to mark your larger mirror.

Large mirror center marking template

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