Vaughn :-) Observing from Dunedin, New Zealand. (45ºS) [100mm f/15 Refractor] [200mm f/13 Newtonian - under construction!]
Quote:Hello Don,Also I would be thankful if you can e-mail me a scanned copy of the ATM article you mentioned. If you have a copy I will PM you my E-mail.real methodical about the design.ThanksLihu
Quote:Hi Furrysocks,Thanks for the link - the tripod looks great and also easy to make. I guess all the wood cuts are glued together ? Did you use dowels for strength and alingnment ?Originally what I had in mind was a folding one for compactness and easy carrying. However, I like your concept si I might try to improvise on it if I decide to go this way.Thanks for the idea
Active instruments: 4.25" f/6 Newtonian on altazimuth Springfield mount with crutch tripod -- telescope for the handicapped. 12" f/6 Newtonian Telescope maker since 1958; always more to come? Well maybe just one more and it will be something very special Stellafane Awards: 1977 1st award for 4" f/6 refractor 1978 1st award for 4" f/4 Lurie Aplanat 1983 1st award for Newtonian smoking pipe For Sky and Telescope articles, please see Bio info.
"The White Zone is for loading or unloading of passengers only. No Astrophotography." Cosmic Acres! Greatest restoration challenge: Tulley and Sons 3" achromat on Altazimuth mount, circa ~late 1820s
Ron NS11GPS Pronto
16" dob Vixen NA140SS
127mm F9 Surplus Shed/Crawmach kit scope
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Ken Fiscus Stargazing since 1980 Now observing from a green zone. Z12 on custom mount, Atomic EQ platform, 100% flocked, OMI primary, Astrocrumb filter slide with O-III, NPB, Skyglow filters. Focuser & spider rotated 45 degrees, new springs & Bob's Knobs, Telrad & 9x50 straight finder 35 & 24 Pans, TV 13,7,5 T6s Custom Orion XT10 with piggyback XT4.5 Round Table EQ Platform
Quote:I coulda sworn that I posted a picture of my crutch tripod here -- total cost 5 dollars and holds 200 lbs with ease.
Tom Karpf (tkarpf) Vice President, Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford www.asgh.org
- Selsi 60mm f/13 Lunt 35mm Solar Scope Stellarvue SVR70ED
- Astronomy Technologies AT6RC Home-built Dobsonian with home-made mirror -
- 8" f/6.8 Unistar Deluxe on a surveyor's tripod