Quote:Very nice Mel, I wanted to FYI that you can get a 6 foot 1/4"-20 threaded aluminum rod from McMaster-Carr for $8.91. Or 5/16"-18 aluminum rod for $14.07. Matching aluminum nuts and washers are also available from the same source. McMaster-Carr never exploits the customer on shipping costs and usally ships same day. They are located in Atlanta, GA. I have bought a lot of stuff from them over the years for both ATM and other machining projects; never been unhappy with the shipping costs or service, web site is very user friendly, much easier to navigate than Grainger.marty
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254mm F/5.65 Homebuilt Fork Mounted Newtonian Reflector
152mm F/10 Jaegers Homebuilt ACHRO Refractor
152mm F/15 Fecker "Prototype" Homebuilt APO Refractor (to be constructed)
130mm F/9 LZOS Homebuilt APO Refractor (to be constructed)
127mm F/9.4 SS Homebuilt ACHRO Refractor
114mm F/8 Tasco 11te-5 Newtonian (to be restored)
102mm F/9 Meade 102ED Semi-APO Refractor
100mm F/13 Carton Homebuilt ACHRO Refractor
76mm F/15.7 Sears Discoverer 6339-A ACHRO Refractor
60mm F/16.7 Tasco 7te-5 ACHRO Refractor
60mm F/15 Jason Discoverer 313 ACHRO Refractor
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Quote: Mel, I'm glad to see that you're back in the game!! I can't wait to get back to Riverview for some good observing this year. I'm hoping that your 6" f/10 is as good optically as advertised. Good Luck. Looking forward to more posts on your work my brother. That 6" f/10 Jaegers will be an AWESOME instrument. Clear Skies, GB/VSC-1
Quote:Superb looking refractor , very nice finish!Why so much out-gassing though? Do you think it could damage the lens?
Quote:Yes, Spray paint takes weeks without baking to harden. Paint is soft, adhesion is poor. two part paints are great but you need a gun to put them on.
7x35 and 10x50 sears tower binocs, 3" f/10 edmunds reflector, 2.4" f/11.7 manon refractor, 6" f/8 jaegers refractor, 10" f/11 R30 Istar refractor, 3" f/15.8 sans&streiffe refractor, 3.1" f/15 selsi refractor(towa 339), 2.4" f/15 sears refractor, selsi 30x30mm spyglass, criterion 5-draw 25x45x75x spyglass(1957), 4.25" f/14.8 tasco 20te.http://cleardarksky.com/c/OmahaNEkey.html