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#126 highfnum

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 09:49 AM

hey guys did DS-10/16 come with 2 inch  adapter

 

I have DS-10 but only 1.25 inch adapter 

 

does anyone know thread size and pitch?



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Posted 04 November 2018 - 09:52 AM

Back in the 2015 posting there is a guy with a pictured DS-16 that has what he described as a homemade rotating rings with a wooden cradle. That was actually a commercial product. Custom wooden rings and mounting plate and 2 straps that bolt onto the tube with little Teflon wheels on them. Does actually work although I don't know the name of the maker. I have a complete set up of those, painted black by the previous owner, if anyone has an interest in them (see posts #2 and #5). Somebody traded that in to Gary one time and he "stuck" me with it. Since I acquired the DS-16 custom from the late Dr. Greene in about 2012 with its 6" F15 and later a Meade 16" Dob from the widow of a local astronomer I considered putting them together. However the original OTA tube was out of round so I tripped out the optics and sold off the good parts. Later I acquired a never used NightSky 16 kit so the DS-16 mounting was no longer going to get done. Except maybe to mount the Cave 12.5" Cass/Newt after restoring the tube and optics as the Cave mount needs even more work.

Metro Machining made rings out of wood and used rollers so they could rotate.  Look back in Sky& Tele in 1988 and you can see his ads.  John made rings for my Edmund 8" F/8 when i redid it into a Sono tube back in 1988.


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Posted 04 November 2018 - 09:55 AM

hey guys did DS-10/16 come with 2 inch  adapter

 

I have DS-10 but only 1.25 inch adapter 

 

does anyone know thread size and pitch?

The DS16 I had already took 2" eyepieces.  I believe the 2" adapter screwed onto the focuser in place of the 1.25" adapter.  


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Posted 04 November 2018 - 09:56 AM

Here are his rings. This was back when Sono tube was the real deal and came in 12 ft long tubes.

 

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 10:02 AM

Here are his rings. This was back when Sono tube was the real deal and came in 12 ft long tubes.

 

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interesting looking pier.  Looks like a long scope.



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Posted 04 November 2018 - 10:07 AM

I have similar rings on my DS-10.

Notice it was raining when I brought the DS-10 home, yes a very good mirror.

Robert

 

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 10:55 AM

I have similar rings on my DS-10.

Notice it was raining when I brought the DS-10 home, yes a very good mirror.

Robert

 

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About the same deal as on my 8".



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Posted 04 November 2018 - 10:55 AM

I wonder how something like that would handle the weight of the DS-16 OTA...

 

IMO, what these scopes need more than anything is a good cell for the primary.



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Posted 04 November 2018 - 11:13 AM

"I believe the 2" adapter screwed onto the focuser in place of the 1.25" adapter."

 

yes I know that but I need specific numbers for replacement



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Posted 04 November 2018 - 01:04 PM

I have one of those Metro Maching cradles for the DS-16.  If anyone in Arizona needs one, they can have this free as it just takes up space for me.

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 01:13 PM

How about New Mexico? I'd love to try it.

 

I have one of those Metro Maching cradles for the DS-16.  If anyone in Arizona needs one, they can have this free as it just takes up space for me.

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 03:12 PM

hey guys did DS-10/16 come with 2 inch  adapter

 

I have DS-10 but only 1.25 inch adapter 

 

does anyone know thread size and pitch?

Most came with the 2" focuser seen on so many scopes in the later 70's and early 80's.  It had a screw on 1.25" adapter.


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Posted 04 November 2018 - 04:39 PM

How about New Mexico? I'd love to try it.

sounds like a road trip       but I suppose that's easy for a New Englander to suggest since our states are smaller and a border state is an easy ride    you western state folks could be quite a distance away from each other



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Posted 04 November 2018 - 05:25 PM

hey guys did DS-10/16 come with 2 inch  adapter

 

I have DS-10 but only 1.25 inch adapter 

 

does anyone know thread size and pitch?

I might have some of those adapters. I do not think they ever changed the thread pitch.


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Posted 04 November 2018 - 05:29 PM

if you can let one go pm me




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