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#1 hongming

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 11:49 PM

At the end of August, I plan to make a lift column for Celestron CPC so that my son can look at the stars with me without the help of a bench. Because the CPC weight is very large, compared to the 2019 version of many places need to be adjusted, in addition I want him to be very portable, can be put in a carry bag to take away.

 

The overall structure using OpenSCAD design, accessories are purchased from Taobao. This year's Mid-Autumn Festival had a total of three days off, on the second day, finally assembled.

 

Hope you like it too!

 

Youtube Link:https://youtu.be/duCcTkBJTIw

 

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Posted 22 September 2021 - 02:32 AM

Very nicely done and it looks great also

How does it raise up, is it mechanical or hydraulic powered?

 

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Posted 22 September 2021 - 04:57 AM

Nice, but how does he look through the bino-viewer without a stepstool?  Is your column shorter than the standard tripod? 



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Posted 22 September 2021 - 08:03 AM

Very nicely done and it looks great also

How does it raise up, is it mechanical or hydraulic powered?

 

Robert 

This lifting column is driven by a motor, similar to this item on Amazon.com https://www.amazon.c...C/ref=emc_b_5_i

 

The column uses a 12v power supply and includes a wireless remote control handle. The main body is 420mm high and can provide a lift range of 0-300mm.



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Posted 22 September 2021 - 08:18 AM

Nice, but how does he look through the bino-viewer without a stepstool?  Is your column shorter than the standard tripod? 

The minimum height of the lifting column + adapter is 42 cm (the height of the tripod is 78 cm). When the height angle of the telescope is 45 °, the binoviewer is about 115 cm, children can just use without the help of bench.



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Posted 27 September 2021 - 10:05 AM

We watched Jupiter tonight.

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