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mayusravi

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Astrodon Narrow Band Filters as well as RGB!!
« on: June 25, 2019, 04:46:04 PM »
Hi folks, changed my filters from Astronomik to Astrodon filters in my manual Atik filter  wheel.  when attached to my Tak 85 the wheel will no longer rotate.  It works fine wen off the wheel. Looks like Atik filter wheels do not work with Astrodon Filters!!!

Any information or other experience with this?

Thanks

LaLucina

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Re: Astrodon Narrow Band Filters as well as RGB!!
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2019, 06:30:24 PM »
Funnily enough Iíve just been checking my EFW2 for this issue. I have Astrodons and my last imaging session the green didnít change over to blue filter so I have to image sets the same.

Iíve just slackened off the housing allen key bolts and tried a mock imaging run. The filters change fine and no rubbing. Weíll see how it pans out.

vince

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Re: Astrodon Narrow Band Filters as well as RGB!!
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2019, 12:35:38 PM »
Hi Guys,

Sorry for not seeing this earlier, do you still have this problem? I know some of the Astrodon filters can be a tight fit. It does sound like the filters are catching the case. The recommended maximum depth for the filters is 7 mm excluding the threaded part and if I remember correctly Astrodon 1.25" filters are 7.5 mm excluding the thread, however we do have other users using Astrodon filter sets successfully. I would ensure the filters are fully down in the carousel and check that there isn't a screw protruding into the carousel area if you have the OAG fitted.

Best regards
Vince