AO-X and f3.3 ratio scope

Discussion in 'Adaptive Optics (AO)' started by zeubeu, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. zeubeu

    zeubeu Standard User

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    Hi,
    on the manual of the AO-L we can see this :

    "Hints/Troubleshooting:
    Stray light: There may be some concern about the gap above the AO-L window
    and the AO-L front plate aperture. At F/5 light passing through the gap will NOT hit the
    CCD, and there should be no stray light associated with it."

    I would like to know if there is the same problem with the new AO-X.

    I have a 20" reflector F/3.3 and an ASA 4" corrector.

    Another question : is it possible to connect an AO-X on a STL11K ?

    Thanks,
    Fred
     
  2. Doug

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    The window on the AO-X is very large, and there isn't a large gap above the window as in the AO-L design.

    The AO-X should be electrically compatible. I haven't looked into whether it is mechanically compatible, or whether it would require some kind of adapter plate.
     
  3. zeubeu

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    "The AO-X should be electrically compatible."

    Ok, thanks but it would be necessary to be sure about it !! :)

    No problem for me to make an adapter plate :)

    Fred
     
  4. Doug

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    All SBIG I2C accessories are compatible, as far as I am aware. Unfortunately I can't test it for you because we don't have an STL camera here.
     
  5. zeubeu

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    OK it's cool :)
    I got an email from an astram who use the AOx with a stl11k and a st10 :)
     

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