-DannyMy warehouseMy Channel
Quote:very nice job. how big did you make the alt bearings?
-Brian 14" Hubble Optics ATM Newtonian Paracorr II Ethos Eyepieces VE9WTH
Celestron Edge 8"
9/11- Never Forget.
Quote:tell me more about your feet.
Small scope enthusiast. Large scope aficionado
Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes living with misery a lot easier!
Scott my scopes: a few refractors (50-102mm), 2 Newts (4.5-12"), and an 8" SCT
Refractors Reflectors Two Cats A few eyepieces
Quote:Very nice, Tim! That scope is a real work of art.
12" Harden Optical "Bubba"
16" Meade Lightbridge "Beached Whale"
70mm ETX-AT "Peashooter"
& a slew of EPs, Baaders, Meades,a lonely Nagler ,Star party specials-GSO's and TMB's
...It is better that my wife knows the VALUE of my equipment than the PRICE of my equipment.
Quote:...I just saw in the most recent S&T issue that Gary Seronik redesigned his scope to be checked for the same reason. If I check it, I'd carry on the mirror box and put the rest in a hard sides suitcase with padding.
Celestron 8SE Dobstuff 13.1": Swayze refigured Coulter mirror, 6 pt mirror cell (2 pt edge support) and CF focuser board made by me StarBlast 4.5 ST80/PortaMount II Zhumell 20x80/Oberwerk 15x70 on a Seronik-style tripod boom mount Hubble Optics 18 inch F/4 mirror.
Quote:a light weight-optimized scope (to get under weight penalties) that packs into a standard "62 inch" hard-case suitcase (length+width+thickness = 62 inches) with most of your observing gear seems like the ticket.
Johnny FS152 15" Obsession Classic w/ 14.5" f/4.65 Zambuto
Quote:I shudder to think that anyone's telescope might get handled the way my golf clubs were last time I went through the airport. There were "Inspected by TSA" stickers all over it and *everything* in the bag was manhandled.
Homemade 14.5" f4.3 Truss Dobsonian
"I'd like to remind you at four in the morning my world is very still, The air is fresh under diamond skies, makes me glad to be alive." Randy Bachmann "Blue Collar"
“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.” ― Frank Zappa
Quote:Very nice workmanship. The wood looks beautiful!Ed