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120mm Binoscope-02


120mm Binoscope-02


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    Mike Conley
    Jun 17 2008 02:01 PM
    Very Nice. How does it perform?
    Thank you. It's still under construction, so there are no "first light" reports yet. This was just a dry run assembly on the dining room table to see how everything was going line up. Eventually, the dovetail plate the guide scope rings are mounted to, will be shortened so the rings are almost touching. This is so I can mount the binoscope in a NexStar 11 GPS fork mount I'm modifying for this purpose. I've designed a module that will house the prism clusters, allowing for IPD adjustment by the turn of a knob. Right now, I'm waiting for a back-ordered dovetail saddle-plate before I can start construction on the mount. A U-shaped saddle will be permanently mounted to the fork mount. The scope will be assembled on a dovetail plate which will be set into the saddle plate and locked in place for viewing. I'll post more pictures as the project progresses.



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