This collimating eyepiece is a combination of a sighting tube and Cheshire eyepiece. The sighting tube’s narrow field of view and crosshairs provide a centering reference for the telescope’s optical elements. A reflective target face (set at 45 degrees to the illuminating hole) makes it easier to collimate the primary mirror.
|Average Rating (4 Reviews): |Well made, but can i have some instructions please?
Wednesday, 22 September 2021 | Paul
I bought this over the seemingly more complex laser collimator. My only issue is that I have no instructions on how to use it, (I am finding that this is a common theme with Astro gear) All bar one of the Youtube demos I have managed to find show how to use a laser collimator, I struggled to find a video demoing the use of the Cheshire collimator and that didn't explain it well enough for me to understand. I thought it might have been more common. I have since bought a laser collimator so at least I can follow the myriad of explanatory videos out there. Operator error? perhaps!
Cheshire collimating eyepiece.
Tuesday, 11 May 2021 | Christina
As as a complete beginner I contacted Flo for advice on alignment of my telescope. They were very prompt & very helpful with their replies, suggesting the Cheshire collimator. Having read a lot of their other customers reviews, I was happy these are trustworthy folks that don't pressure you for a sale. They kept me informed about despatch and delivery, which was really quick.
Highly recommended, will definitely be buying from them again.
Simple to use invaluable tool
Wednesday, 25 November 2020 | Matt
My first time collimating my my newt, I watched few youtube videos to give me an idea of what to do the process took all of 15 minutes from start to finish next time will be quicker as I now know what I'm doing.
Wednesday, 12 February 2020 | Lewis
First collimating eyepiece I have bought but can say I fully trust this website and what that provide and that's because of this and the 200p dob I have bought, both top quality