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#26 Chuck Hards

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 01:10 PM

And you've stuck it on the perfect mount, Chris!  Nice.  waytogo.gif


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 01:34 PM

Thanks Chuck.

My 814 is always out and ready so all of my small refractors end up being tested/used on that mount. 


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Posted 17 June 2018 - 11:26 AM

Love these small cut down refractors! I have a Kmart Focal zoom scope I would like to turn into an astronomical scope and cut down too. How do you know where to cut it?



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Posted 17 June 2018 - 02:11 PM

What a fun project. I read some earlier threads on this subject and just had to try my hand at it.

Started with a mayflower 806 click zoom. made a scope on a stick and cut the tube. focus assy. from a 9te5 and here you are.

Not as well executed as many others but functions well. Here it is just last night on lunar duty.  

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#30 Russell Smith

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 02:19 PM

I haven't chopped too many Classics, but I'm very pleased with this one -- I converted a Tinsley Saturn 40mm terrestrial spotter into a 50mm right angle finder for my Tinsley 6" Cassegrain.  The spotter's lens was shattered, and the large replacement may be older than the scope it rides on...

 

attachicon.gif Tinsley - RA Finder S71.jpg attachicon.gif Tinsley - RA Finder S72.jpg attachicon.gif Tinsley - RA Finder S73.jpg

Now that has real personality. way cool waytogo.gif bow.gif


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#31 Chuck Hards

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 03:25 PM

Love these small cut down refractors! I have a Kmart Focal zoom scope I would like to turn into an astronomical scope and cut down too. How do you know where to cut it?

You will need to remove the objective cell and measure it's focal length.  That's the starting point.  Then it's just a matter of following my thread or other's instructions already posted, but if you want to start your own thread on it, we'll coach you through the process.


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Posted 17 June 2018 - 04:52 PM

I'll check out the other threads so I can learn how to measure the focal length thanks! 




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