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#1 Mary B

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 04:06 PM

I have the prototype 6 inch mask here finally and the fit is excellent. Need to wrap up a few more finishing touches then I will make them available. Cost is up in the air yet but under $50 and maybe under $30 depending on the pricing I get back from the laser cutter. These are made from black acrylic and will friction fit the front inside of the scope.

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8 and 10 inch will be coming soon.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 07:13 PM

Looks sweet!

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:09 AM

Very nice, Mary. And the Yahoo group is taking off nicely!!

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 06:05 PM

Price for the 6 inch will be $35 shipped conus. 8 inch prototype will be around the beginning of March. If anyone has an AT10RC I need the inside dimension of the tube in front of the secondary and also the diameter of the secondary. Millimeters preferred but I can convert.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 07:50 PM

Official Business name will be Echo Astronomy and Electronics. I will be working on a web site in the next week or so. This is the traditional garage business so don't expect lots of flash!

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:06 AM

Very nice, Mary. And the Yahoo group is taking off nicely!!

David


What is the group name?

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 01:21 AM

http://tech.groups.y...om/group/AT-RC/

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:43 PM

Thanks you Mary.

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 04:53 PM

First batch of 10 AT6RC masks will be in the end of next week or the beginning of the next week. AT8RC and AT10RC prototype design will be going to the laser cutter next week also. I have a prototype AT72ED mask coming in the same shipment of the AT6RC masks. I can custom design a mask for just about any scope if you can give me the dimensions with good accuracy.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 02:08 PM

Let me know when you get the website setup. at $35, if I can convince the CFO, I may just pick one up!

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 02:39 PM

AT6RC masks have been shipped to me so I will have them the end of the week. AT72ED prototype is in with them. AT8RC, AT10RC, and the Zhummel Z10 prototypes will be soon.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:03 PM

Looking forward to seeing how the AT8RC mask is. My self-made temporary mask (made of photo paper) is looking a little beat up.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 04:18 PM

At6RC version is in stock. Initial order is 10 masks.
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 02:05 PM

At72ED Bahtinov mask. Think I am going to make the outer border wider so I can glue on a cut ring of foam. Currently I used some craft foam from Walmart to make the mounting cup.
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Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:35 PM

Mary,

Any definite plans for a 10"?

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 11:23 PM

Order is in for the 10" prototype. Probably have it by late next week along with the AT8RC and the Zhummel Z10. Figured why not use one for visual use, set the focus and lock it down.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 06:59 PM

AT8RC and AT10RC prototypes will be going to the beta testers this weekend. Hope to get feedback from both in a week to make any changes. I am not going to stock the 8 and 10 but I will get them laser cut on demand. Working on getting a laser cutter that will handle material up to 9.5 inches wide so I can make the 8 inch and down myself.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 06:59 PM

Z10 bahtinov mask $69. Mounting is 4 small circles of Velcro on the spiders and the back of the mask.
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:24 PM

AT8RC will be $45, AT10RC will be $55. They are on the way to the beta testers for fit. I should get some feedback by the end of next week.

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 05:49 PM

AT8RC masks are on order, I have 5 coming in. 3 at6rc masks left in stock. Z10 masks will be an order as needed basis.AT10RC mask is out to the beta tester and I haven't heard back yet.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 03:42 PM

AT8RC masks are in stock. At10RC is ready for orders. I don't plan on stocking the 10's but turn around time should be less than 10 days.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 11:43 PM

3 AT8RC in stock, 1 AT6RC, AT72ED are ordered. I can make a custom mask for any telescope if you can give me accurate measurements.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 09:20 PM

New product in prototype: Canon 450d (and many others) AC and 12 volt DC power supply. Flip a switch to choose your power source. I should have pictures later this weekend. Target price is $99.

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 03:09 PM

I'd be interested in a 12v DC option for the Canon 7D.

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 04:38 PM

Looks like it would be in the same price range as the 450d adapter. These won't be fancy or pretty but they will be functional. I need to finish the 450d and do some testing before I make this an active product. It will give you the option of 12v or 120v A/C if you are in the backyard.






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