Istar 204mm f11.7 Achro First Light
Posted 14 September 2011 - 05:06 PM
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 09:38 AM
Posted 15 September 2011 - 10:59 PM
A beautiful scope. You're a craftsman.
Kudos, also, to CN for the resumption of publishing gear reviews!
Posted 16 September 2011 - 12:08 AM
One question though. What did you use as an arm that is the pivot point for the right ascension?
Posted 18 September 2011 - 08:46 PM
As a planet hunter this scope has truly excelled. And is a super all around performer.
The RA axis, actually both axis are made from a trailer axil cut sown to size. both axis are held in position using "pinch blocks". I have an step be step on the build in the ATM forum. This method passed the proof of concept test with flying colors.
I recently ordered a custom RA gear and clutch assembly from gototelescopes.com. Lenord did a fine job building this to specs. I will update the build article soon to show this modification.
Thanks again CNers.