Although the skywatcher 100mm f5 telescope is already compact telescope for traveling, I believed I could improve on it. I removed the "lip" on the lenscell so the dewshield can slide back. The tube rings are replaced with a dovetail bolted directly to the tube. Just add a 2 speed focuser , paint and polish the tube, some flocking et voila: a compact 4 inch telescope. Collapsed the tube is only 37 cm (14.6inches) long and fits nicely in my case. The mount is the TS AZT6 -GR which is more than capable to hold the telescope. Don't mind the wooden block, it's just a temporary solution until I find a more suitable tripod. I could save rather much room with a 1.25inch diagonal but for the moment, I'm rather happy with my build.
Edited by Wouter1981, 23 February 2019 - 05:21 AM.