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droid
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Post your home made scope
      #5636673 - 01/22/13 11:20 AM

As the refractor and reflector forums both have post photos of, threads, I thought it would be fun to see everyones ATM made scopes.

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gpelf
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Re: Post your home made scope new [Re: droid]
      #5636777 - 01/22/13 12:20 PM

Here is a link to my 8" F8.6 that is about 50% complete.
Link

Greg


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Pinbout
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Re: Post your home made scope new [Re: droid]
      #5636784 - 01/22/13 12:23 PM Attachment (373 downloads)

here's my first...

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Pinbout
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Re: Post your home made scope new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5636790 - 01/22/13 12:27 PM

my first atm frac...



and first dob...



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André Heijkoop
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Re: Post your home made scope new [Re: droid]
      #5636809 - 01/22/13 12:35 PM Attachment (249 downloads)

Here is mine:
24" f3.7 truss Dobson
The text is mainly in Dutch, but each slide has a self-explaining picture.


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Pinbout
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Re: Post your home made scope new [Re: André Heijkoop]
      #5636818 - 01/22/13 12:41 PM

Quote:

Here is mine:
24" f3.7 truss Dobson





that's an awesome scope.

I can't see your site cause my browser doesn't support html 5.


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starman345
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Re: Post your home made scope new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5636833 - 01/22/13 12:47 PM

Dang, that is one NICE 24" scope

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André Heijkoop
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Re: Post your home made scope new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5636850 - 01/22/13 12:54 PM

Quote:

I can't see your site cause my browser doesn't support html 5.



What browser do you use?


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kfrederick
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Re: Post your home made scope new [Re: André Heijkoop]
      #5636918 - 01/22/13 01:32 PM Attachment (426 downloads)

A ball in a can mount

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droid
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Re: Post your home made scope new [Re: André Heijkoop]
      #5636921 - 01/22/13 01:33 PM

Nice slidee show, including the bloopers was cool.

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mconnelley
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You asked for it... new [Re: droid]
      #5637000 - 01/22/13 02:12 PM Attachment (432 downloads)

Hello:

Here's a picture of the last scope I made. It's a 20" f/4 on a ball mount.

Cheers
Mike


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Re: You asked for it... new [Re: mconnelley]
      #5637049 - 01/22/13 02:34 PM Attachment (336 downloads)

An 8-in f/4.1 newt finished a couple of years ago.

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Re: You asked for it... new [Re: mconnelley]
      #5637054 - 01/22/13 02:35 PM

Quote:

Here's a picture of the last scope I made. It's a 20" f/4 on a ball mount.






do you collimate that from the front?


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StarStuff1
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Re: You asked for it... new [Re: StarStuff1]
      #5637056 - 01/22/13 02:36 PM Attachment (315 downloads)

And a 4-in f/4 refractor using a bino objective.

And, of course, my avatar 6-in f/10.


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Jarad
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Re: You asked for it... new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5637080 - 01/22/13 02:51 PM

Looks to me like he has the collimation bolts sticking up at the sides of the mirror - I think you can see one of them in the photo near the top edge of the mirror.

Similar design as the Portaball.

Jarad


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MessiToM
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Re: You asked for it... new [Re: StarStuff1]
      #5637084 - 01/22/13 02:52 PM

My first ATM around a Coulter 17.5" F4.45



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MessiToM
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Re: Post your home made scope [Re: kfrederick]
      #5637087 - 01/22/13 02:54 PM

Quote:

A ball in a can mount



ingenious lol


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BarabinoSr
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Re: Post your home made scope [Re: droid]
      #5637214 - 01/22/13 04:00 PM Attachment (294 downloads)

Here's my 4.5" f/10 Jaegers Refractor on its CG-5 EQ Head ,just after its completion. G

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plyscope
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Re: Post your home made scope [Re: BarabinoSr]
      #5637260 - 01/22/13 04:18 PM Attachment (320 downloads)

This is a 5" f12 Istar on a Berry mount.

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Re: Post your home made scope [Re: plyscope]
      #5637274 - 01/22/13 04:22 PM

Nice!

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