Meade 12.5" F/6 Research Grade
1971 Criterion RV-6
Orion Observer 70mm Refractor
Homemade 4" f/12 reflector (being rebuilt)
"You would think that I am wiser after traveling around the Sun 62 times."
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Classic refractors incl. Unitrons, Zeiss, Goto Optical, Royal Astro, Edmund; visual observer.
"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore!"
ATM Nut.6" F15 Jaegers Refractor on Homebuilt EQ mount12.5" Homebuilt NewtProjects:16" F7.2 Reflector
Refractors Reflectors Two Cats A few eyepieces
Homemade 'scopes 8"f/7,6" f/5", 6"f/4, 4.25" Schiefspiegler,60mm Coronagraph,60mm H-alpha system, 4.25" White-light Solar Newtonian,solar spectroscope, 4" f/12, 4.5" f/16 & 6" f/12 Schupmann Medial refractors, 4" Celestar, 19 Stellafane awards 9 in optics Engineering = Taking what you have and making what you need.
"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
Quote:Well te regular telrad mounts with foam tape right? If I ever do want to take it off, how hard is it to remove? Also, I thouhght more about the finder and thought, well there already is a place in the tube where 2 holes have been drilled, so when I make the mounting rings, I could put the holes like right there. I don't want to ruin the classic feel to the scope though
12" DSH 8" f/4 Vega MakNewt
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Astronomy - The World's Second-Oldest Profession.
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Quote:Zip ties are another mounting option. They can hold a Telrad base quite firmly if you can find them long enough to fit round the tube. I have used them on a 5 inch diameter tube to hold a telrad base. You can get black ones about 3/8 inch wide at Lowes.
Tom Karpf (tkarpf) Vice President, Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford www.asgh.org
Orange Tube C8, Tasco 7te-5, 4" Criterion Dynascope, Jason/Towa 313
Nikon Action Extreme & Pentax WPii Binoculars
At my club, everything one could want up to 18"
Quote: Another trick to point the scope at a bright star that is near the object you wantt to observing and make sure the circles read the correct RA and DEC of that star the move the scope to cooridinates of the object you want to observe. - Dave
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1st Caveman Award!Maynard Clark 8" f/8The Horsetrail Cave 12.5" f/7.51975 Cave 8" f/7 Lightweight Deluxe1972 Cave 8" f/4.5 RFT DeluxeCriterion RV-6Logitech HD C615 Webcam for Imaging
ALL my posts should be considered as opinions shaped by MY experiences and understanding of the facts.
Quote:Chuck.. That is exactly like my old finder down to the Edmund 1 1/8 EP. Mine was 35mm too but had a metal tube...
Quote:I bought this scope yesterday and someone did have some issues with the Telrad tape.
Quote:I have a feeling what happened the Telrad struck something and was ripped from the tube. The tube covering skin let go rather than the tape. The tube skin was then "grafted" back on with glue, probably between tears and passing in and out of consciousness by someone and it left the Telrad at such an angle that it was not possible to align it with the telescope.
I cut away all the mess and painted the area with a closely matching paint, I will try and sand the fuzzies off and recoat in 24hrs. What a disaster.
Quote:Look at it as more of a "war wound", something to be appreciated in the future. PS, there's always duct tape. Perhaps we will one day find a place in our collective hearts for a good, beater telescope, like many motorcycle enthusiasts have for Rat Bikes.