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Francois

300mm Serrurier build

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Hi everyone,

I am building a 300mm serrurier truss (ST) right now as a winter project. I have attached a couple  picture of my progress to date.

 

I started out wanting to build a newtonian ST version of the tube to use as an imaging instrument for astro-photography. A 300mm  F/5 would have been glorious!

Unfortunately, halfway through the build, I realized that the tube assembly exceeded the payload weight limit on my mount by about 5 kg.

So I decided to build a dobsonian version instead. I still have to build the rocker box and paint the entire thing.

Clear skies,

 

Francois Theriault

Moncton, NB, Canada

 

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Wow! Looking good! Well done! :)

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Interesting design and well executed.

Congratulations on a nice build and something different

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Wow, looks great Francois. Lots of cutout work to save weight, did you do all that by hand with router or on a CNC machine? Can't wait to see the finished product.

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