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RE: S@N telescope project

Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:50 pm

This was my OTA in it's early days - a bit skinny! (and skinless)

RE: S@N telescope project

Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:06 pm

My OTA slowly getting dressed!

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RE: S@N telescope project

Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:23 pm

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

(Partly finished tube)


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RE: S@N telescope project

Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:23 pm

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

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RE: S@N telescope project

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


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RE: S@N telescope project

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!)


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RE: S@N telescope project

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.

RE: S@N telescope project

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!

RE: S@N telescope project

Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:46 pm

Hi Ian,

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

Looking good :)

RE: S@N telescope project

Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:03 am

Thanks PsychoBilly,

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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
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