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#1 t.r.



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Posted 24 August 2009 - 01:48 PM

Can someone provide a link to the fine wooden homebuilt mounts used by Eric Jaimeson and others with the larger Astro-physics scopes? I'm looking for plans or just a write up on how to proceed. Used to be on his site, but its down. Thanks in advance.




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Posted 24 August 2009 - 09:20 PM

(1). Herewith is an article on the use of a wooden AltAz mount for an AP 130 mm f/6 APO refractor.
(2). I also build a wooden AltAz mount for my little used 5” Meade AR5 refractor. It is rather crude but usable and it has been put into good use at star parties.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 06:35 AM

That is the mount I'm talking about, thanks, now I need the plans...

#4 Doug Culbertson

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 07:54 AM

Didn't that design come from Richard Berry's book "Build Your Own Telescope"? Willman-Bell still carries that one.

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