Author: Stargazing Basics: Getting Started in Recreational Astronomy ; 10" f/4.7 homebuilt reflector; 6" f/10 Jaeger's refractor; 5" f/6.4 refractor; 127mm Mak; Astro-Tech 72ED; Half a dozen more small scopes & mounts; Orion Atlas EQG; G-11; Starlab portable planetarium; Lots of cameras, from webcams to 4x5. My Website
Quote:. I made them using a band saw and a belt sander.
1961 8" F8 Criterion Dynascope Deluxe (dob mount) C6, Celestron GT102 ,PST Vixen Ascot 10x50,12x50 Pentax PCF WP II Denk big easy pairs of TV 32mm,11mm plossls, celestron 25mm plossl, 17mm sterling, 9mm X-cel LX, 20mm superviews AT 17mm 70 AF, 8mm AT Paradigm, AT 12mm plossl ES 82* 6.7mm,11mm,14mm,ES 68* 24mm 2.25x Ultima Barlow VT 25mm Ortho, BCO 10mm,18mm, TV Plossl 15mm,26mm, GSO 40mm plossl, 20mm sterling 1 dog, 3 cats, 2 sons and a beautiful wife
... and still the best wife I could wish for!
Quote:Beautiful paint job and overall nice job! I also like the handle/finder mounts made out of aluminum square tubing. Great idea!JimC
"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
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16" dob Vixen NA140SS
127mm F9 Surplus Shed/Crawmach kit scope
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Quote:I like the idea of hardwood inserts, and will give that some thought. However, the opening in the handle actually seems to work as a rough finder; sort of a very poor man's Telrad. I plan to buy a G-11 to put this on, and I tend to push to objects. I want to see if I'm right about rough alignment with the handle (skies are supposed to clear tomorrow).
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