homemade wedge of to be made tomorrow

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RE: homemade wedge of to be made tomorrow

Postby lukeskywatcher » Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:10 pm

Glad someone asked about the wedge before i did. I knew it tilted the scope to allow for tracking. I stupidly thought it went under the tripod. That wouldnt be very good.

I understand (and can see from the picture) that it holds the optical tube and mount at an angle. Where is the tripod situated. Obviously below the mount. i just cant picture it in my mind. Has anyone got an image of a wedge,optical tube,mount,tripod assembled?
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RE: homemade wedge of to be made tomorrow

Postby psychobilly » Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:30 pm

Hi Paul,

Heres an old thread from the forum..

[url=http://forum.skyatnightmagazine.com/tm.asp?m=60928]http://forum.skyatnightmagazine.com/tm.asp?m=60928[/url]

And a Pic of the finished Fixed Pier/Wedge before it got painted and surrounded by the observatory...

[url=http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/PsychoBillyUK/MyTelescopeProjects#5190272396411237394]http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/PsychoBillyUK/MyTelescopeProjects#5190272396411237394[/url]

And here's the last stages of the obs build...

[url=http://forum.skyatnightmagazine.com/tm.asp?m=70142&mpage=2&key]http://forum.skyatnightmagazine.com/tm.asp?m=70142&mpage=2&key[/url]=

Billy...
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RE: homemade wedge of to be made tomorrow

Postby lukeskywatcher » Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:16 am

Thanks Billy. It all makes sense now.
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