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#1 ukcanuck

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 05:08 PM

I have now gotten to the really interesting stuff on a Custom design 6"/F12 Skylight refractor.

The discussion and initial order was placed earlier this year, and now almost all the parts are here. Almost..still waiting for the Starlight focuser(s)...:whistle:

I will update this thread over the coming weeks with more information and pictures...definitely pictures.

Please check back, it will be worth coming back for! :cool:

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:25 PM

Hi Richard,

That looks intriguing. Is the tube closure plate brass? I like the engraving. Looking forward to more pictures!

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 06:26 AM

Hi Richard,

That looks intriguing. Is the tube closure plate brass? I like the engraving. Looking forward to more pictures!


Hi Ian, yes, the engraved rear plate is solid brass.

The countercell was finished late last week & the clients' own D&G lens is shown in place:

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 06:11 AM

The first pair of brackets & the tailpiece are now fixed in place: :cool:

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