This premium combined Cheshire Collimator with Sight Tube is manufactured for us here in the UK to a very high standard. Beautifully machined and anodised with a clearly etched cross on the target face and a precisely centred wire reticle.
The sighting tube’s narrow field of view and crosshairs provide a centring reference for the telescope’s optical elements. The Cheshire eyepiece has a means of providing illumination to a target face (set at 45 degrees to the illuminating hole) that will be used to collimate the primary mirror.
|Average Rating (19 Reviews): |
Wednesday, 4 September 2019 | Paul
Canít see how this does a better job than a basic collimating cap but perhaps Iím missing something. With no instructions provided I was left searching google and YouTube for how to use this, unfortunately I found numerous different ways of collimating which just confused matters, would be nice if the manufacturer gave their guidance
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 | Camilo
I just received and tested this collimator. It coincides totally in the collimation with my old Cheshire Intes. This Premium Cheshire I see it very robust, effective and elegant. Very good.
Friday, 15 March 2019 | Peter
Very well made item delivered very efficiently by FLP.
Wednesday, 6 March 2019 | Michael
Arrived in good order and well packed. Pleasure to do business.
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 | Belinda
This is a very well built bit of equipment and has style as well as functionality. I have used it. My telescope required a bit of tweaking to be spot on. Images so far are crisp and clear so I am assuming it did it's job.
I would have given 5 stars if it came with even a tiny bit of info as to how to use it!!! Instruction leaflet please!!! Other than that - would highly recommend.
Friday, 23 November 2018 | Ira
Built like a tank but it's just so delicate. The Cheshire is in a high quality all metal housing ,has just the right length to see what you need, and also might survive an asteroid impact!
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Thursday, 6 September 2018 | David
Very well made!
My first Cheshire - and I'm glad I researched them.
Thursday, 6 September 2018 | Paul
I'll straight away admit that this is my first Cheshire Collimator, so I can't say I have any experience of any others.
I did research them however, and I noted that this "premium" model has a stepless barrel, so could be inserted over a wide range of lengths. This made it easy to regulate the space around my primary and secondary mirrors, to aid in their initial centering, (on my 10" Dobsonian).
The eventual view through the pinhole opening showing everything centred was very reassuring.
(Secondary edge, primary clips, primary centre spot, and Cheshire target hole).
Precise and built like a tank
Thursday, 31 May 2018 | Dominic
Great product, so well built and dead centre. It is quite a bit more accurate than the cheap laser ones
in fact the FLOís own range of precision machines accessories are all brilliant
Monday, 30 April 2018 | Jonathan
The basic Cheshire is fine but this is definite improvement on that. With this Premium Cheshire the spot that you are centering is tighter and better defined as is the cross that helps you to centre the secondary. On a relatively fast scope both these features have improved collimation. Nicely machined and looks great too.
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