Bruce Vixen Visac VC200L AT65EDQ CGEM DX - hypertuned by Deep Space Products Atik 460EX mono w/EFW2 Astrodon Gen2 LRGB Astrodon 3nm Ha,OIII & SII Canon 500D (Gary Honis modified) Point Grey Chameleon (mono) Orion SSAG Ibuprofen Meadowlark Ridge Observatory http://www.flickr.com/photos/o...s/72157628590128971/
I lost count of my scopes. Now I just want mobility. I came, I saw, I bought some interesting accessories, and put names to faces: NEAF 2012, ASAE 2012, SWAP 2013, ASAE 2013.
Quote:Bruce - oh yes. McMasters, it's been so long since I've looked at one of those catalogs. We used to have them at work when we did a ton of hardware engineering. Now that it's mostly software and architecture, catalogs are a thing of the past. Time to warm up the time machine!Rich - I've seen people go that way successfully. I have very little in the way of experience with metal work and scraps. Looks like you made out terrifically! I was able to find those urls for prefab "engineered piers" :-) I don't mind spending a couple hundred on it. This isn't a DYI budget project.
Clear skies - Jim Crazy PNW imager !
A-P Mach1 on 12" concrete pier - ROR structure.
Tak FSQ85-EDX, Tak FS-128. Orion 8" f/3.9 w/MoonLite motorized - MPCC MkIII CCD:
SBIG 8300M/FW8, Astrodon 36mm LRGB, 5nm Ha, 3nm SII, OIII - Canon EOS 6D unmod SSI3, SSAG,
Skytools3pro, MaxImDLpro, PSCS5, PSPpro, TheSkyX, TheSky6, BYE, StarTools
Orion XX14g -for visual- diags, ep's, accy tubes, Binocs .
Others may disagree. Your millage may vary. Void where prohibited by law.
Quote:..... What is a good source for the angle stock?.....
NW Mass, inches from Vermont
(well....it used to say that.....)
DreamCatcher Dobservatory/AstroTech 16" dob.