AD10, NoName8, DS-16 with Spooner primary.
ES, Sterling, Parks, Baader, TV, GSO EP's and a lone Nagler.
Nikon, Celestron binos
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Quote:I'd say yes it is. I had one complete, sold it, then ended up with a complete mount I still have. The DS-16 blue tube set up is a classic hernia job. I'd pick up each of the three counter weights sepperately. Even the two small ones together became a chore. The blue tube OTA is probably the heaviest OTA I ever owned.
Typically good optics. My blue tube was good, and my current grab n go 16" truss has the DS-16 optics.
5" F/9 1st-gen "blue" AP StarFire on Dobbins GEM Mount 6" F/15 J.W.Fecker Refractor on - I'm not sure yet 5" Classic Orange C-5 - with lots of old stuff 10" Meade DS-10 - w/LEATHER end caps 12" LightBridge - extensively moded Jason 60mm Discoverer Model 313 Meade ETX-90EC with Autostar Way too many other 60 mm's Fujinon 6x30 FMTR-SX bino 8' Exploradome with Bay 1st Gen Smoothies - All 5
Quote:My ds10 also vignetted so I moved the primary down by redriing the attach holes for the 3 bars that attach the mirror cell. I ended up drilling midway between the existing holes and only using 2 screws per bar. Solved all problems.
Quote:Quote:My ds10 also vignetted so I moved the primary down by redriing the attach holes for the 3 bars that attach the mirror cell. I ended up drilling midway between the existing holes and only using 2 screws per bar. Solved all problems. Thanks Don. One wonders how they produced them, knowing they vignetted like that...On the DS-16, there is 3" between the holes, so 1.5" did the trick. I'm hesitant to support the weight of the 16's mirror with just two screws each...
Quote:You could drill and tap matching holes in the aluminum bars to match the odd holes. I used a small template to assure all 3 bars were moved the same amount.
Building up a good mount and starter scope.
Meade 12.5" F/6 Research Grade
1971 Criterion RV-6
Orion Observer 70mm Refractor
Homemade 4" f/12 reflector (being rebuilt)
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"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
Quote:Give a little thought to building a lightweight truss tube for that puppy before converting it to a Dob.
Quote:You have rings. All I had was the two bolts that attach directly to the mount
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Quote:I had a dream that I could not find the kids and I looked out the window and there they were climbing out of the DS16 where they had been playing inside There were 4 and 6 at the time.
Quote:Like the anchor chain!