Posted 02 February 2004 - 10:00 AM
One way to align and mount the baffles in the tube, once you have
cut them out - how do you guys do this, with a razor blade?
would be to to drill 1/8" holes at 60-degee intervals around the circumference
of the baffles and then mount them on nylon threaded rods
with nylon nuts. This should be quite light in weight.
The threaded rods would need only be secured at the top and bottom of the tube.
This way you could mount and line up the baffles on a 1-to-1 template made from the
Newt program's calculations and then mount the stack into the tube.
Posted 02 February 2004 - 10:51 AM
All-in-all, after the research I did, I decided that they were more trouble than they were worth and that a good rough and well painted tube was as effective and a lot easier to manage.
Posted 02 February 2004 - 12:40 PM
Posted 02 February 2004 - 03:47 PM
Incidentally Eric,I wish my Belgian was as good as your excellent English.
Posted 02 February 2004 - 04:17 PM
Posted 02 February 2004 - 05:13 PM
It does sound a lot less hassle.Sounds like a job for a dark,cloudy winters day.
Posted 02 February 2004 - 07:27 PM
I too have been considering using wood-chip wall paper.
When a water soluable adhesive is applied to it, it becomes
pliable and is very forgiving of positioning errors.
Posted 02 February 2004 - 08:07 PM
Posted 02 February 2004 - 10:56 PM
Posted 03 February 2004 - 04:49 PM
I have done a little reading on this subject since you all made me aware of it. Many suggest that it is only necessary to flock the tube in the area of the focuser. Agree?
Posted 03 February 2004 - 07:09 PM
Posted 03 February 2004 - 08:54 PM
I'd say flock it and not worry about it - get the better view asap.
Posted 04 February 2004 - 10:55 AM
Posted 17 February 2004 - 01:55 PM
Orion SpaceProbe 130EQ
Posted 17 February 2004 - 08:35 PM
Posted 17 February 2004 - 08:46 PM
I have sinced flocked my Starmaster in key spots and it sure makes a difference. I use the Protostar flocked adhesive paper on everything. One time I accidentally flocked the dog and now I can't find her
Posted 17 February 2004 - 09:58 PM
Has anyone else noted this flex in the 10" orion tubes?
Posted 18 February 2004 - 10:59 AM
Posted 18 February 2004 - 12:45 PM
Posted 19 February 2004 - 07:21 AM
I was going to paint w/texture. But, now I'm thinking I might just try velvet or felt from a local fabric store. I was thinking earlier, that black velvet is used in a lot of darkrooms, whereas non-textured black paint is often considered too reflective. My only concern with the velvet is that it'll trap moisture and humidity, which is a real concern in the US SE. Maybe I'll do different things to different scopes, and see which is easiest to work with, which holds up the best, and which works the best.
Posted 19 February 2004 - 02:12 PM