I am very much happy with my lens, but not exactly happy with the scope tube. it is a kind of older one w/ focuser flange glued to it... it is made of some composite - perhaps fiber glass - so slower to cool down and still not sure how it will distribute warmth from dew heat straps which I am going to add... Recently I changed focuser - and it is a bit clumsy now.
easy difficult is it to make your own tube? what does it take?
I know that Parallax instruments can supply Al tubes. perhaps here are more vendors...
How to you make your baffling systems?
How you paint (coat) your scope?
and of course the main question - how to attach the lens (6 screw system) to the tube? How to make this part?
Of course, buying new tube is always an option, neither cheap not fast but it is here. However the scope currently works somehow even in this configuration, and trying to make with your own hands, I believe, IS the part of the fun of this hobby!
UPD: this is NOT my current scope this is I would love to make one day!
Edited by dron2015, 16 January 2020 - 04:50 PM.