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This weekend my Dad and I got round to making a portable, adjustable table for my Heritage 150p. I thought I'd share how it's made in case anyone might find it useful. I can't take any credit for the planning, but I did get to use a bunch of power tools, and I'm really happy with how it's turned out!
I had some old pine bed slats kicking about in the garage, and we used these to make the top, adding 3 indentations for the scope feet. There are pronged T-nuts set into the top, which the legs screw into from underneath.
The legs are made from one length of 180cm 2x2, cut into 4 (the finished height is perfect for me at 5'5 to stand and observe). They have a thread to wood thread dowel screw in the top end, and a pronged T-nut in the foot end, into which adjustable height self-levelling feet are screwed, so uneven ground isn't a problem.
The whole thing packs down flat for transport, and will fit under the boot floor in my car.
As soon as I get a dry day I'll sand and varnish it, to protect it from dew etc.
Hi, anyone got any experience with the above telescope? I'm looking for an OTA which isn't too large or heavy to use primarily within a bortle 7 zone whilst my AP rig is working away. So it'll be used primarily for visual with the potential for AP afterwards if I choose to make upgrades to the focuser/coma corrector etc.
Also does anyone know what I can expect to see visually (difference) from my 60mm refractor? Currently looking though a wide eyepiece at andromeda/orion nebula for example it looks just like a blank void in space, with averted vision you can just about make out the core/nebula.
Ideally I'd like an 8" newtonian/SCT but then there's the need for new mount, space to store it etc etc.
By Tiago Ferreira
Important improvements you should do to your 8" DOBSONIAN telescope. This is the first wave of upgrades you can do in your Dob to properly prepare it to have much better visual and imaging sessions. A second wave will be needed which includes also the Telrad finder and it will be explained in another video. Have a nice weekend!
By Tiago Ferreira
Want to buy a telescope? I give you 5 good reasons to choose an 8" DOBSONIAN Telescope. Usually the right choice for beginners but also experienced astronomers can benefit from its advantages. That's why i bought this one to join my 12 inch.
This is not just a single video but the beginning of a beautiful JOURNEY with this set up which i hope you participate too.
Please feel free to leave your comments: do you have already an 8inch DOBSONIAN or would you like to have one? What are your thoughts about it? SHARE.
This is a TS Optics (GSO) 8" f/6 DOBSONIAN.
Have a nice weekend!
have anyone used the QHY294C Pro ?
1. What is it's back focus distance? does any adapter (M42-M48) and spacer include in the box like the zwo 294 version for the backfocus maintenance? i will attach it to my GT81 .
2. does it come with the power adapter ?
3. any user review of this camera?