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#1 droid

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 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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#2 gpelf

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:20 PM

Here is a link to my 8" F8.6 that is about 50% complete.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

here's my first...

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:27 PM

my first atm frac...

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and first dob...

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#5 André Heijkoop

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:35 PM

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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#6 Pinbout

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:41 PM

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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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

Dang, that is one NICE 24" scope

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:54 PM

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

What browser do you use?

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:32 PM

A ball in a can mount

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

Nice slidee show, including the bloopers was cool.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:12 PM

Hello:

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

Cheers
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:34 PM

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

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:35 PM

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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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:36 PM

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

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

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 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.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:52 PM

My first ATM around a Coulter 17.5" F4.45
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:54 PM

A ball in a can mount

ingenious lol
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

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

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:18 PM

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

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:22 PM

Nice! :jump:

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

OMG. But they are ALL home made! How about my latest:

8"f16 Classical Cassegrain with Optics and tube by Tom M. (Niteskystargazer) rebuilt by yours truly on a Criterion Mount also rebuilt by your truly:

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

Dobsonian stand for an 8" Celestron

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

Didn't get the picture

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:17 PM

8" two pole dob

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

Remake of 8" Starhopper

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