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PaulEK
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Re: My just completed Jaegers 6-inch f/10 new [Re: Dave O]
      #5529784 - 11/20/12 10:38 AM

Thanks, Dave!

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Re: My just completed Jaegers 6-inch f/10 new [Re: PaulEK]
      #5530024 - 11/20/12 12:22 PM

Great work, fine craftsmanship, and an excellent result. Enjoy!

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Re: My just completed Jaegers 6-inch f/10 new [Re: Project Galileo]
      #5531465 - 11/21/12 02:14 AM

Awesome looking scope, love the color, great work. Cradle design is a beauty!

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Re: My just completed Jaegers 6-inch f/10 new [Re: Anil]
      #5532296 - 11/21/12 01:40 PM

Thanks again for the comments!

I went out today and bought the materials for a case to hold it, and will hope that the clear skies that have been forecast for three days will actually happen soon.


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Re: My just completed Jaegers 6-inch f/10 new [Re: PaulEK]
      #5532639 - 11/21/12 04:52 PM

Great job Paul....I love homemade refractors..my specialty.

Again..awesome job..

Rob


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Re: My just completed Jaegers 6-inch f/10 new [Re: rwiederrich]
      #5532888 - 11/21/12 08:01 PM

I just set the scope up and took a look at the moon. I'm no optics expert, but all looked great to me. Especially since the seeing was not good, and lots of wispy clouds got in the way. I'm going out in a couple of hours to look at Jupiter. I have a friend whose got experience collimating refractors, and he's going to come help me check that. I might as well get the best out of it that I can.

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Re: My just completed Jaegers 6-inch f/10 new [Re: PaulEK]
      #5533616 - 11/22/12 09:42 AM

Thanks, Rob!

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Re: My just completed Jaegers 6-inch f/10 new [Re: PaulEK]
      #5549159 - 12/01/12 05:53 PM Attachment (14 downloads)

I've made a sturdy but ugly case for it.

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Re: My just completed Jaegers 6-inch f/10 new [Re: PaulEK]
      #5549167 - 12/01/12 06:02 PM Attachment (10 downloads)

It has a handle on top, and another in the front. I put casters in the rear so that I can roll it to where I want it. Between the long case itself and the scope, this has to weigh about 50 pounds. It has found a place near the front door for now, and wants to go outside.

I also bought a new diagonal for it. I only had a cheap one from the Surplus Shed. When I tested it using the cheap diagonal, views became mushy by 200x. I only had a short time of clear skies, so could not raise the tripod and use it straight through. I'm hoping the new diagonal will allow me to go higher. I guess it could have been the seeing. It also might need collimation.

Another question is whether the tape spacers that came with it from the Shed are the right thickness. Can anyone point me to information on just how thick the spacing should be? I don't want to mess with it if I don't need to.

Of course, I could also have bought a lens that is just not that great. I hope not, and will assume not, for now.


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