Orion ED80 - AT Voyager with TNT,pier ext.,Vixon steel tray and Manny's mod.
Omni 120 cg4 with Orion pier ext. and RA drive
Orion XT10(Original F/5)
Jason Constellation Model 311(Modified with 1.25"Crawford Machine focuser & rings)
Binotron-27 (25mm & 17mm Sterlings)
Quote:If you calculate the cost of a set of quality studded swivel feet, knobs, and their shipping cost, a length of heavy steel bar stock, and the time spent cutting, drilling, filing, sanding, painting, and installing inserts or long nuts or whatever, that $65 including shipping seem very fair and reasonable.
Quote:The only negative to using the original feet holes, is that you would have a gap of about 7/16" between the edges of the triangular board and the vertical edge of the bracket.
Quote:Thanks for the drawings David. Actually the extra space would be perfect as it allows me to keep the same set-up for my pointer which slides along a small length of metal strapping attached to one tip of the groundboard.
Home-built Dob 10 F6/Zambuto/Osypowski Platform Starmaster 7 Oak Classic- Zambuto Discmount DM-4 w encoders Stellarvue 80ED Stellarvue 70ED Stellarvue 60 Finder Tasco 50 refractor (1966 birthday gift) Orion 80ST Lunt 60 Double Stack Bogen with Dwarfstar mount AT Voyager mount Celestron SLT mount Astro Physics 15x70 Binos Orion Parallelogram mount
Quote:Isn't it ideally always better to fabricate/install things such that the feet are directly placed under the teflon azimuth bearing surfaces. This makes things more stable and gets rid of the 'trampoline effect'?
Quote:David, these look great!!! I was looking into adding them to my Hardin due to the uneven ground in my back yard. Something like a cross between this and the DobStand. I wonder how high will this raise your dob?? btw I looking into parts and metal.. and your price is quite good in this instance
Quote:David, I asked this in the equipment forum. And not regarding $30 printed and laminated circles, or your Halo, I was looking at the SkEye program which gives virtual DSCs once mounting your phone to your scope. A- Would it still need the base to be level? (re: your legs)
Quote:B- I'm a little confused why the north setting is 90 degrees and the west setting is 0?? maybe I'm a little dense? and when someone puts circles on their base.. you would have to pickup the scope and turn it so something faces north??
Quote:David-these leveling feet are fantastic! Perhaps an aftermarket NMT part even...They would work on our 8's, and small lightweight scopes certainly benefit from staying level.
Quote:winning combo for very little funds!!!!!
Quote:You have tons of great deals on your website!
DaveToday's forecast: strong desire to observe mixed with frequent cloudsObsession 20" f5 ClassicTeleport 12.5"Meade 8" LNT SCT6" ATRCAntares 152mm refractorBurgess 91mm apoBinoculars:Vortex Viper 8x42Pentax PCF WPII 10x50G.O. 28x110Ethi & ES Eyepieces