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Old 28-05-2022, 09:25 PM
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Thanks JA and Glenn.

Find the idea of an open refractor (no tube) will be an interesting project here as I have the fortunate circumstance of an above average dark site, Bortle 2 at the worst.

So - no OTA! The objective holder was from a write-off (busted focuser), seemed the best/lazy way to have a "coarse adjustable" pointy end, and it even comes with a dew shield. The focuser end will now be constructed from a used photographic bellows assembly for the coarse, then an adaptor and 2" helical focuser for fine focus. And nothing in between except the wooden mounting beam.

Probable targets will be moon 1st quarter and planets, expecting 17th century results!

Remember, it's all in good fun and helps while away the time till this cloud eventually shoots through.

And speaking of boredom........there's a windmill tower directly behind my obsy which is begging to become an aerial telescope!
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