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#1 djc854

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 12:55 PM

Cloudy weather at home has given me the time lately to put up a website on my first attempt at telescope making: Riccioli-JTK2: 6" f/7.7 Dobsonian.

I made the website with family and friends in mind; so it gets chatty (like explaining how and why I christened it). But think beginners in search of encouragement might like it too: my previous woodworking project was maybe forty years ago as a cub scout, and I'm new to amateur astronomy too.

A shout out of thanks to the atm workshop of the National Capital Astronomers who meet in Chevy Chase.

Enjoy.

David

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#2 Pinbout

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:53 PM

that is a very handsome scope.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 05:31 PM

Nice looking scope.

Kudos for immortalizing your Grandfather. :waytogo:

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 06:01 PM

Are you kidding that you're new to this and haven't worked wood in 40 years? That thing is FRICKIN AWESOME!!! and a 6" f/7.7 to boot. :bow:

Oh, BTW, welcome to Cloudy Nights.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 07:38 PM

Very good work, I am sure it will work as well as it looks. You have real talent as a woodworker, and your telescope will inspire others to build their own too.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 07:50 PM

Thanks for the kind words.






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