150mm tube

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150mm tube

Postby m101 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:16 pm

I happen to have an old 6" f/15 achromatic lense hanging about so does anyone know where i could get some tubing to make the scope out of? Anthing between 150mm and 160mm I can work with though it does need to be a decent length, the focal length of the lens is 2.25m so around that.

Any ideas?
Thanks in advance,
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RE: 150mm tube

Postby sftonkin » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:16 pm

Find your local branch of Wright Rain, go to the yard, and slip the foreman a tenner for an appropriately sized offcut of aluminium irrigation pipe (take a hacksaw). The stuff comes in 9m lenghts, so there are often offcuts to be had.
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