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iborg
07-07-2016, 07:57 PM
Hi

My Father gave me his old reflector, as I now have something a tad larger, I thought I would put it on a Dobson mount for my better half's Father.

For those who are interested, here are some photos.

There is a 15cm disk of teflon sheet to rotate on.

It looks a bit tall, as it was made to used by a tall man while sitting on a chair.

Seems to manouver nicely and the tube can be rotated without loosening anything.

It has now also been fitted with three feet to stand on and there is a small right angled finder on its way.

Philip

Saturnine
07-07-2016, 10:13 PM
Nice job Phil, makes those 114mm newts much more user friendly. The EQ mounts they usually come with are pretty wobbly and spoil the astro experience for a lot of beginners.
Did a similar mount for a former club member a few years ago after having made a couple of dobs for myself and they were quite happy with how much more enjoyable the scope was to use.

Cheers
Jeff

astro_nutt
08-07-2016, 08:08 AM
Nice job Phillip. Very compact and yes, very easy to use!

iborg
09-07-2016, 08:48 AM
Hi

It is indeed easy to handle. I just hope it gets used!

Philip