S@N telescope project

Share practical advice and tips on making your own kit

RE: S@N telescope project

Postby astromanian » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:50 pm

This was my OTA in it's early days - a bit skinny! (and skinless)
astromanian
 
Posts: 34
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:20 pm

RE: S@N telescope project

Postby astromanian » Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:06 pm

My OTA slowly getting dressed!

[image]local://104/6EAA4D4920244484951A7CFFC93DCB26.jpg[/image]
astromanian
 
Posts: 34
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:20 pm

RE: S@N telescope project

Postby astromanian » Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:23 pm

I've got my eye on you!......... If only I had my optics [:(]

(Partly finished tube)


[image]local://104/0629AA5E381A4F3CBB51391B4A70A2D4.jpg[/image]
astromanian
 
Posts: 34
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:20 pm

RE: S@N telescope project

Postby astromanian » Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:23 pm

Time for a break while the glue dries....... Hic![;)]

[image]local://104/5672616A626648CAA948C68D3536BDB9.jpg[/image]
astromanian
 
Posts: 34
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:20 pm

RE: S@N telescope project

Postby astromanian » Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:23 pm

Another coat of undercoat...

Notice how the poor cousin beside looks away (ETX 90)[:(]

Hey! Size DOES matter.......

Ian


[image]local://104/DA84E35FDC2E40A48C739ED14A19A3FC.jpg[/image]
astromanian
 
Posts: 34
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:20 pm

RE: S@N telescope project

Postby astromanian » Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:40 pm

The ETX looks on with envy as the new Dob on the block gets it's new mirror box and cradle painted....... Has he really locked them out?

(BTW - camera's date is out too!)


[image]local://104/76BDBFF366F34471858F2473BB8E9398.jpg[/image]
astromanian
 
Posts: 34
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:20 pm

RE: S@N telescope project

Postby wgater » Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:56 pm

That's looking great Ian. I've made a separate sticky now where everyone can post any tips or photos you have of the build at the top of this section.
wgater
 
Posts: 1072
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:26 pm

RE: S@N telescope project

Postby Chanctonbury » Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:30 pm

That's looking very nice in white - so much so in fact that it has increased my interest in the whole project! The clear varnish finish with plywood just didn't do it for me but in white it is looking much more like it!
Chanctonbury
 
Posts: 4457
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:57 pm

RE: S@N telescope project

Postby psychobilly » Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:46 pm

Hi Ian,

Nice use of the Carling can to give a sense of scale...

Looking good :)
psychobilly
 
Posts: 2558
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:44 pm

RE: S@N telescope project

Postby astromanian » Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:03 am

Thanks PsychoBilly,

[quote]
Nice use of the Carling can to give a sense of scale...[/quote]


bit more British than a dollar bill for scale (have you seen the Bone Collector)!

Ian
astromanian
 
Posts: 34
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:20 pm

PreviousNext

Return to Telescope Making

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests