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djc854
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Reged: 11/22/11

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First try: 6" f/7.7 Newtonian
      #6034623 - 08/19/13 01:55 PM Attachment (37 downloads)

Cloudy weather at home has given me the time lately to put up a website on my first attempt at telescope making: Riccioli-JTK2: 6" f/7.7 Dobsonian.

I made the website with family and friends in mind; so it gets chatty (like explaining how and why I christened it). But think beginners in search of encouragement might like it too: my previous woodworking project was maybe forty years ago as a cub scout, and I'm new to amateur astronomy too.

A shout out of thanks to the atm workshop of the National Capital Astronomers who meet in Chevy Chase.

Enjoy.

David


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Pinbout
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Re: First try: 6" f/7.7 Newtonian new [Re: djc854]
      #6034719 - 08/19/13 02:53 PM

that is a very handsome scope.

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Tom and Beth
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Re: First try: 6" f/7.7 Newtonian new [Re: djc854]
      #6035134 - 08/19/13 06:31 PM

Nice looking scope.

Kudos for immortalizing your Grandfather.


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Ed D
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Re: First try: 6" f/7.7 Newtonian new [Re: Tom and Beth]
      #6035208 - 08/19/13 07:01 PM

Are you kidding that you're new to this and haven't worked wood in 40 years? That thing is FRICKIN AWESOME!!! and a 6" f/7.7 to boot.

Oh, BTW, welcome to Cloudy Nights.

Ed D


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Re: First try: 6" f/7.7 Newtonian new [Re: djc854]
      #6035348 - 08/19/13 08:38 PM

Very good work, I am sure it will work as well as it looks. You have real talent as a woodworker, and your telescope will inspire others to build their own too.

Taras


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djc854
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Re: First try: 6" f/7.7 Newtonian new [Re: Achernar]
      #6035363 - 08/19/13 08:50 PM

Thanks for the kind words.

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