C10NGT, Z8, 150 Rumak, XLT 150, C6, C5, SW5 Newt, 4.5 Ball, C102GT, C90, ST80, A70LF; 15x70, 25x100; Burgess BV; Paracorr II; T6 2.5, XO 2.58/5.1, Ethos-SX 3.7, Delos 4.5, TV Plossl 7.4-26, BCO 10, Hutech HC 12.5, Sterling 12.5-25, ES100 14, CZJ H 16/25, CZJ O 16, M5k UWA 24, T5 31, Ultrascopic 35, Titan-II 40; Bino Pairs M5k UWA 6.7, Baader Zoom 8-24, M5k SWA 24, TV Plossl 26, RKE 28.7; Zooms NZ 2-4, NZ 3-6, Leica ASPH 8.9-17.8, Baader 8-24; Baader Zoom Barlow, VIP Barlow
Quote:Update: Last night using my new exhaust system on my mirror box, I had the best views of Jupiter ever in my lifetime. So it certainly isn't hurting to switch to the exhaust fan. I was able to go over 250X for the first time in months and months, with a perfectly stable, sharp image. I have never seen such detail on the disc, it was simply amazing. I was truly gobsmacked, I did not think my scope was capable of such incredible views from my backyard in Los Angeles. I recently switched to a thinner 14.5" Zambuto mirror and Protostar quartz secondary, and that combined with this new exhaust fan system has delivered the goods - finally - a beautiful, thermally stable image. This is a simple 3 speed exhaust fan with a closed back, I don't have a di Lio baffle or any boundary fans installed at this point. I also had my 12V box fan about 8 feet from the scope creating a light breeze blowing my body heat away.
WO Megrez 120 ED on GP Mount
WO ZenithStar 80 ED II on Porta II
10" Meade LightBridge/Paracorr
Orion ED 100 on Polaris Mount
Astro-Tech 8" f6 Dob
Bushnell Ares 5
Meade 226 2.4" f11.7
SpaceScope 2.4" f15
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Johnny FS152 15" Obsession Classic w/ 14.5" f/4.65 Zambuto
Meade 16" f/4.5 Lightbridge M42 w/Paracorr & "Crossbow" EQT-200 Equatorial Platform
Meade AR-6 w/10:1 Dual Speed Crayford Focuser
Meade ETX-125 Terabeam/Wegat
Orion ST80 w/single speed Crayford Focuser
CGEM Hypertuned by Deep Space Products
Quote:Hi Mark, Where did you get the temperture kit?Thanks De Lorme
Quote:Quote:Hi Mark, Where did you get the temperture kit?Thanks De Lorme I found the kit to make the temperature meter here:http://electronics-diy.com/pic_temperature_meter.php $39.95It is rather simple to build if you are okay at soldering. The kit comes with a blue backlight LCD display. I wanted a red on black display for night vision purposes and I located one here:http://www.adafruit.com/products/399 $13.95The red on black LCD is plug and play, there are no modifications needed to have it work with the temperature meter kit.Mark
Orion XX14g, Orion XT8, 80mm Go Scope, 4.5 Starblast EQ
35mm Panoptic, 24mm ES, 14 & 10mm Pentax XW, 2.5mm Nagler
20 & 15 mm TV Plossl, 7mm Celestron Ortho
Orion Mini-Giant Bino 9x63
Couch-Potato Telescope (Bino Chair made by Sim Picheloup)
"For now we see in a mirror dimly..."
Celestron C11+EQ6, skywatcher /Zambuto 12"dob,watchhouse tracking platform, 16"/Zambuto lightbridge , Ethos's 6,8,10,13,17,21. Naglers 31,26. Lieca ash zoom, televue 2.5 powermate,2"2x powermate .Paracorr type2. Howie glatter 2" laser & Tublug. Lumicon 2" UHC, 03, H-Beta,Televue smoothies ( all of em) , Meade 4000 smoothies ( all of em). That'll do for now.
Quote:Beautifully executed. I must confess for as much as Im ecstatic with my fan setup it is a little rough around the edges in terms of finish. You by contrast have a terrific machined look about your fan work. Bravo!Pete
Quote:That looks excellent! I am a fan of the sealed, steel, counter weight baffle. I love the simplicity and how yours looks like it came from the manufacturer that way. Cudos on your modification!
Indiana for two more weeks...
14.5" Teeter w/ Richard Fagin mirror, TT #66
EON 120ED on CG-5 ASGT
Lunt LS60THa/B1200 Sky Guy Porta II
Denk Super System with A45 OCS
Quote:Nevy, how much did the rear baffle for the Lightbridge weigh when you got it done?