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rogercelliott
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Re: Post your home made scope new [Re: droid]
      #5686348 - 02/18/13 01:56 AM

Ooops.... tried to attach photo and it didn't work .... internet troubles.... Will try again

Cheers
Roger


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droid
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Loc: Conneaut, Ohio
Re: Post your home made scope new [Re: rogercelliott]
      #5687521 - 02/18/13 06:40 PM

If you need help , please let me know

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Intergallactic
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Reged: 09/17/10

Loc: Little Rock, Ar
Re: Post your home made scope new [Re: droid]
      #5688007 - 02/18/13 10:53 PM Attachment (173 downloads)

Binoscope I built.

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Re: Post your home made scope new [Re: Intergallactic]
      #5688333 - 02/19/13 05:01 AM

awwww man those are gorgeous....what size objectives?

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StarWrangler
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Reged: 09/03/04

Loc: Three Rivers, MI U.S.A>
Re: Post your home made scope new [Re: Intergallactic]
      #5688620 - 02/19/13 10:30 AM

Love that wood wood work on the bino.,

Alan O.


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Pinbout
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Re: Post your home made scope new [Re: Intergallactic]
      #5688633 - 02/19/13 10:40 AM

Quote:

Binoscope I built.




more pics please


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Intergallactic
sage


Reged: 09/17/10

Loc: Little Rock, Ar
Re: Post your home made scope new [Re: droid]
      #5688682 - 02/19/13 11:16 AM

Thank you,

Here is my original post.

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=atm&Nu...


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Re: Post your home made scope new [Re: Intergallactic]
      #5688921 - 02/19/13 01:31 PM

sweeet build thread.....

Broken foot observatory? story there, lol


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Intergallactic
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Reged: 09/17/10

Loc: Little Rock, Ar
Re: Post your home made scope new [Re: droid]
      #5689446 - 02/19/13 06:34 PM

"story there"

Broke my calcaeus into 3 pieces working on the rails. Thus the name.


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zeldaboy101
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Reged: 03/13/04

Loc: Maryland
Re: Post your home made scope new [Re: droid]
      #5689739 - 02/19/13 09:15 PM Attachment (148 downloads)

Here's my 16" f/4.5. The messy wiring is being taken care of and the shoebox dew shield over the telrad has been upgraded since, I just haven't gotten a more recent picture.

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starman345
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Re: Post your home made scope new [Re: zeldaboy101]
      #5690309 - 02/20/13 07:51 AM

Nice telescope, I like that shroud color, real eye catcher.

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zeldaboy101
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Re: Post your home made scope new [Re: starman345]
      #5690528 - 02/20/13 10:03 AM

Quote:

Nice telescope, I like that shroud color, real eye catcher.




That's why I did it, black shrouds were too boring and generic for me. The orange shroud does have a black liner however. I also think that being a double layer shroud, it probably keeps moisture out even better.


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droid
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Re: Post your home made scope new [Re: zeldaboy101]
      #5690562 - 02/20/13 10:20 AM

I can see it now, some one at a star party asks you which one is yours, and you reply, the one over there glowing in the sun.

Mines just plain, boring, black. lol

Edited by droid (02/20/13 10:21 AM)


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zeldaboy101
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Re: Post your home made scope new [Re: droid]
      #5690715 - 02/20/13 11:54 AM

It does make finding my way back to my stuff on a crowded field a little easier!

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bremms
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Loc: SC
Re: Post your home made scope new [Re: droid]
      #5691751 - 02/20/13 08:57 PM Attachment (112 downloads)

My 4" F-15 Jaegers lens.. Nothing too out of the ordinary.
I made the lens cell, end cell, finder (old Edmund lens) and baffles. Lens is superb, really one of my favorites.


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bremms
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Re: Post your home made scope new [Re: bremms]
      #5691759 - 02/20/13 09:01 PM Attachment (86 downloads)

Cell

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bremms
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Re: Post your home made scope [Re: bremms]
      #5691760 - 02/20/13 09:02 PM Attachment (89 downloads)

Another

Edited by bremms (02/20/13 09:03 PM)


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mikey cee
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Re: Post your home made scope [Re: bremms]
      #5691949 - 02/20/13 11:17 PM

A very nice piece of work. Those old Jaegers lenses are superb. Did you do your on machining?? Mike

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neo
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Re: Post your home made scope [Re: mikey cee]
      #5692166 - 02/21/13 03:37 AM

I know it's a bit premature to post but I couldn't resist seeing that superb 4"Jaegers so here goes its little brother , my 83mm F/15 Jaegers still in the making.
All machined aluminum.







@Bremms, do you use one of the lenses from SShed? Is it coated?


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bremms
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Re: Post your home made scope [Re: mikey cee]
      #5692252 - 02/21/13 06:46 AM

I did. all the machining other than the GSO focuser. The lens cell is just bolted flat to the flange. The end of the tube is square and the lens is perfectly collimated withou adjustment. Working on a Jaegers 6" F10, but haven't started making parts. Did get the aluminum for the front cell.

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