Mirror dust cover for my 14.5" reflector
Posted 16 February 2012 - 04:23 PM
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 04:42 PM
Maybe you should add a warning label on the front
Posted 16 February 2012 - 04:44 PM
Makes me want to reach for the drumsticks...
now I'm hungry...
Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:52 AM
Don't forget the drum case for the UTA.
I made a hat box ala Kriege that has protected the UTA since before the scope was finished. It's getting pretty beat up and a drum case would be an easy replacement if I don't want to go through the trouble of making a new one.
Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:46 AM
Don't know how some of you guys post more than one photo in a single post.
Very nice Jim. Much better than what I use.
It is an ice tub (as K-mart) calls it
I cut off the upper section where a pair of looped ropes were. Then added a larger drawer pull to the top center.
To post multiple pictures I upload the pictures to Photobucket.
I re-size them to 512 horizontal pixals with MS Paint prior to the upload to Photobucket.
Then I use notepad to copy the IMG Code.
Then when replying to the the forum, I copy and paste from notepad.
Usually to the bottom of my text.
I also do a preview prior to posting.
Didn't do that a few times and had to start over
Posted 17 February 2012 - 11:27 AM
Your cover looks good. I was wondering how you were going to do that. I still haven't seen your scope in person and I'm looking forward to it.
As far as posting the pics I'm windows illiterate even though I use XP at work. Never had good luck web surfing using internet explorer.
Posted 18 February 2012 - 05:45 PM
I have had some practice doing this over the years.
Mainly from my Metal Detecting hobby.
In the early 90's had to learn some HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) in order to post text, color, pictures, etc.
Now a lot of it is built in if you know where to look.
That comes from using it, as in practice, practice
BTW, I am using a mirror shroud made from a piece of Cemetube. Similar to Sonotube, but made of plastic.
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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:16 PM
I've searched through tupperware, planter drip pans, pizza trays, etc. and have come up empty. I was out shopping at an art supply store and as I usually do I look for things that were made for something else that can be used in my astronomy hobby
Waytogo, JimMo! I do the very same thing... amazing what can be cross-over'd to astro use!
In fact, i have two sons who are "percussionists" (aka "drummers")... so i might take a look at that idea myself. Seems like a *sound* concept.
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:20 PM
After using the drum head for a while now I can say my mirror is much less dusty than without it and can go much longer between cleanings. I was using the Dave K. recommendation of the clean terry cloth towel draped directly on the mirror surface but never felt comfortable doing it.
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