Post a picture of your reflector - PART 2
Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:46 PM
I woke early this morning to take a peek at Orion and Jupiter. The Orion nebula was very impressive and I could make out the 5th and 6th stars in the trapezium even with the poor seeing. Jupiter was very bright however the seeing was not good enough to see much detail.
There is still a bit of fine tuning to do.
Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:56 PM
Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:28 PM
The tube rings and sides of the rocker box are made of two layers of 1/2 inch ply. The altitude bearing wheels are the centres from the tube rings. The tube rings have a 1/8 inch layer of foam tape on the inside. When they are clamped with the the two bolts the foam compresses and grips the tube snugly.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 05:26 PM
Note my first Lightbridge accessory; a nice clean platform to put it on. I never liked putting my Dobs directly on the ground where they can get exposed to a lot of moisture, so I always make a sturdy platform to put them on. This one is a 34â€x1/2â€ disk of exterior grade plywood with a triangle of 2x4 studs attached to the bottom with glue and deck screws.
Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:17 PM
I like the Cave of Caves! Seems there are quite a few folks here that own Caves.They are fantastic scopes!!Yours look great!
Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:54 AM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:09 AM
Here's my XT8. It's nothing special, but it gets the job done...
Where did you get the American flag sticker?
Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:06 PM
It was originally a Meade Starfinder, that I bought in 1994.
I don't use it much these days as it's so cumbersome, but do take it out a couple of times a year.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:32 PM