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#1 DouglasPaul

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 10:08 PM

I promised to put up some pictures of this to CN member Piaget I believe if my memory serves when I won it on the Goodwill site so here goes.I have decided this will go to my granddaughter for her birthday. She has expressed a interest in "space stuff" and is still young enough that a high powered shot of the moon rather startled her so this should be aperfect way to start and she can use the right side up optics during the day wink.gif .

 

The tube is a bit scratched up but no dents.

 

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The dew shield doesn't unscrew it pulls off, oops, think I lost a bit of paint finding that out.

 

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The lens is of course dirty.

 

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The legs on the mount are not tolerable for a young person even though the OTA is, no tray or anything to hold it together. A disaster waiting to happen.

 

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So I decided to get a donor scope to make this more usable for her. Another GW purchase.

 

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It even comes with a box!

 

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So the legs, tray and box from the Jason are going to the Selsi and I'm stowing the originals away. The legs were a bit beat up so I sanded them down.

 

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I had to cut some off the tops to make them fit the Selsi mount. Then I thought hey, I know I have some kind of wood stain out in the shed. Looking around I came up with a can of tung oil as old as the Selsi and never opened. I had to put that thing in a vice to get it to budge.. lol.gif .

 

A couple coats later..

 

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Tomorrow I have a rare day off so I'll be looking to paint the OTA and the hardware. More to come. Funny it took a present for a child to finally get me on the scope improvement detail. 


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Posted 04 May 2021 - 10:24 AM

The eyepiece end is in pretty fair shape so I'm going to hope I can get a good match on the objective cell and dew shield with the paint and leave the eyepiece end alone.

 

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Any suggestions on paint would be appreciated. I guess you can get a aerosol can made? I probably will use my cheap Harbor Freight HVLP sprayer. It actually does a pretty good job, just wondering what paint to use. I'm not going to the expense of powder coating.

 

 


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Posted 04 May 2021 - 11:05 AM

Thank you , my friend ... Fine present for your granddaughter & for remembering to post it. JW


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