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  1. Hey everyone. First post. I have this old telescope that never came with a mount. It's a 5 inch Newtonian. If anyone knows David Fuller's youtube channel "Eyes on the skies" then you may know that he has a DIY tripod that anyone can make. Which I am for this scope. But I also want to make a DIY tabletop mount for the telescope itself to rest on the tripod. This telescope came with rings as a mounting system. That's it. I have a main idea of how to make this mount, I have a low profile swivel on the way in the mail and locking knobs. But I'm wondering about dovetails. Which dovetails would work in the rings and then attach to another dovetail to mount to the locking knobs? I hope that makes sense. The locking knob will be attached to the mount which will also attach to (maybe) a universal dovetail so that I can loosen it to move for the declination. The swivel is obviously for right ascension. I'm just needing info on which dovetails to use (best bang for the buck). I'm also open to other alternatives. The images provided are exactly what I'd like to build.
  2. Furious pez

    New to this

    New to this just bough my first scope the orion funscope,while i have always bin into space and alien conspiracys etc but thats another post anyway im new to star gazing with a scope and hope to be a active member on this site and looking forward to picking peoples brains especially when it comes to branching out on a more expensive scope so guys hope to talk to you all soon by the way i will only be doing planetry observations for the start
  3. I just bought this now and then went and bought something else so its not needed. Rather than return I am selling to let someone get a bargain. I am only adding the postage costs to it from what I paid as I got it as a ex display so this really is a steal at the price. They retail for around £200 and this is new. It is totally unused and in original box. If you look at the box it has slightly peeled at the edges which is how I got it so cheap, however this does obviously not affect what is a cracking eyepiece. The cost includes special delivery, fully insured. £135 darn it I have only gone and SOLD it.
  4. BobSki

    11 5th Box

    From the album: Unboxing Ceremony

    This album is a photographic record of the assembly of my new telescope, right from the point of the boxes being delivered to the scope filly assembled.

    © Bob Skidmore 2015

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