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Old 19-09-2019, 06:38 PM
SkyWatch (Dean)
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14" dob binocular scope...

Hi all,

I just took delivery of most of the materials needed to construct a 14" dob binocular telescope, including all the glass, the go-to drives, etc. A friend bought it all, but unfortunately was unable to finish it, and asked me to take over.

I have found a number of on-line articles, notably these:
http://www.jerryoltion.com/binoscope.htm (this is the one my friend seems to have referenced most with the work he has done already)
http://www.astrosurf.com/eroyer/bino...60_index_e.htm
http://www.lotsofbow.com/bino.html

These are basically variations of a theme, and probably give me enough ideas; but I thought I would throw it out there and see if anyone else had any brilliant ideas: especially for an easy way to change the inter-ocular distance, collimate and break-down/reassemble for transporting... (at this stage I am intending to construct it as a rigid system, with the secondary cages turnable for changing the IOD)

As a bonus, you can get to play with the scope next time you visit South Australia!

This will be a long term project, but I am hoping to have it finished by next May for the next ASSA astro-camp in the Flinders Ranges in SA.

All thoughts gratefully accepted!

All the best,

Dean
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Old 20-09-2019, 06:40 AM
Rainmaker (Matt)
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Looking forward to your progress reports on this Dean !!!
I havent dealt with Bino-Newts, though have been asked to get involved in the build of one (maybe) 24".......like an extra-wide Excalibur......
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Old 22-09-2019, 07:10 AM
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Hi Dean

Looking forward to seeing your progress and will be following your build with interest. Am about a year behind you - bought some 14 matched mirrors off Hubble optics in jan, but have subsequently moved house so will only start building early next year!

Scott
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Old 22-09-2019, 10:26 AM
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Hi Dean ..trust all is well..
Such an interesting project..keep us informed.
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Old 24-09-2019, 11:04 AM
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Hi Dean

There was a binewt Yahoo group to which I was (still am?) subscribed. But I haven't seen activity since 2018. Much information over many years (see below but the formatting in the table collapsed). I note the group website is no longer active.

Keep us posted on your progress.

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