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#1 NewMoonTelescope

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:18 AM

Our new "crescent" aluminum bearings. These are not cast aluminum, but rather extruded with an open tubing framework that is welded together. These are available in natural aluminum finish, or powder-coated a textured black (see images or website link). Very rigid and lightweight.

images: https://www.dropbox....4p2u/ode5NXazmP

website link: http://www.newmoonte...s.com/bearings/

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#2 davidpitre

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:52 PM

Wow. Very nice. Are they chamfered or squared?

#3 NewMoonTelescope

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:35 AM

Thanks David. Just a very slight chamfer to alleviate sharp edges and make powder coating a bit easier.

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 09:32 PM

Just saw this ... and thanks for the links! Sweet! :drool5:

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 02:02 PM

Some images of the new bearings on the scopes:

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 02:03 PM

lighter color

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 02:05 PM

And my new personal favorite stain

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