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#1 arcainemachinest

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 03:09 AM

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  I bought this doublet at a yard sale years ago and machined a plastic cell for it. Its about time to mount it up for a planet killer :) planing to build a partitioned wooden box.

 


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 08:18 AM

Looks good. I assume it's a long lens if you are building a planet killer. What's the f ratio?

 

I have a 6.5"  f10 in a wooden tube. Works well but is heavy.

 

have fun!

 

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 12:18 PM

Looks good. I assume it's a long lens if you are building a planet killer. What's the f ratio?

 

I have a 6.5"  f10 in a wooden tube. Works well but is heavy.

 

have fun!

 

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its F 12 i paid 30 bucks for the glass :)


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 10:38 PM

Partitioned wooden box sounds like a Richard berry style wooden refractor from Build Your Own Telescope.

 

https://www.willbell.com/tm/tm2.htm

 

 

I made a modified version of the 6" f15 some years ago.

 

http://www.iceinspac...40-0-0-1-0.html


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 01:23 PM

Partitioned wooden box sounds like a Richard berry style wooden refractor from Build Your Own Telescope.

 

https://www.willbell.com/tm/tm2.htm

 

 

I made a modified version of the 6" f15 some years ago.

 

http://www.iceinspac...40-0-0-1-0.html

that is about what i have in mind but i am too lazy to make it  with more than 4 sides :). nice work on yours!


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Posted 05 July 2020 - 07:05 AM

I'm interested to see how your project turns out. Please post some pictures of your scope once finished.

 

Thanks,

Joe


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