Quote:My mount. 1.25" shafts rideing on bronze bearings.
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Quote:Quote:My mount. 1.25" shafts rideing on bronze bearings.Excellent work. Looks very similar to the 6" reflector described in Allyn J. Thompson's "Making Your Own Telescope".Did you base the design on his book? Sadley I can't take credit for the beauty, the mount was one a freind in the local club had and was going to throw away,He built it back in the 50's and it was sitting unused sence the 90's. I built the OTA, spider, the primary cell, the finder and the RotateingTube/mounting saddle setup. I just restored the Eq mount and peir,the Dec axis was rusted solid and the wood was water damaged from years of dew.
Quote:My mount. 1.25" shafts rideing on bronze bearings.Excellent work. Looks very similar to the 6" reflector described in Allyn J. Thompson's "Making Your Own Telescope".Did you base the design on his book?
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Quote:Rob, your scope and pier remind me of the Lick telescope up on Mount Hamilton just East of San Jose, California.
Quote:Rob, Your scope brings back memories of the Lick scope for me too! thanks for the photo.Paul
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Clint & Debbie Whitman (aveman JOIN US AT CSPAMP VII 8/1,2,3/14 Classic Telescopes, 9" f 10.6 AP Refractor ThePEARL, 1946 4" Tinsley Saturn Telescope. 1970 4" Unitron 155c,1954 100mm Unitron Brass 152. 1950s Nippon Kogaku refractors 5 CM, 6.5 CM. 1965 10" F8 Cave Astrola, G-11 ST2000xm Over 5500 posts prior to the CNC on 03/14/14
Quote:Rob, Still looking good. Looks like your keeping the 10" going! Clint(aveman Whitman
Quote:I got the pads from TripodPads dot com; they don't fit the adjusters perfectly, but they're still great for protecting the floor when the mount is inside and the aluminum adjusters when it's outside.
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Quote:Rob not to many of us big glass nuts around to buy a scope as big as yours. When your triplet lens alone weighs in at 35 pounds and your OTA is tipping the scale at 100 pounds. Then friends that get a view through your telescope of Saturn at 700 power, then just stagger around scratching there head you know your a big glass nut.... I am glad you are keeping the big guy. You deserve it..... Imagine Pons trying to sell his, He has $70k in machining tied up in it. not to mention a 1920 10" Ziess lens.... What would that cost?
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The Hubble Space Telescope discovered a black hole in the Virgo constellation!