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RE: S@N telescope project

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:50 pm
by astromanian
This was my OTA in it's early days - a bit skinny! (and skinless)

RE: S@N telescope project

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:06 pm
by astromanian
My OTA slowly getting dressed!

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RE: S@N telescope project

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:23 pm
by astromanian
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

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:23 pm
by astromanian
Time for a break while the glue dries....... Hic![;)]

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RE: S@N telescope project

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:23 pm
by astromanian
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

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:40 pm
by astromanian
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

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:56 pm
by wgater
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

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:30 pm
by Chanctonbury
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

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:46 pm
by psychobilly
Hi Ian,

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

Looking good :)

RE: S@N telescope project

PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:03 am
by astromanian
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