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Eyepiece Table


Mr Spock
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Having gotten fed up with trying to either reach under the tripod to the spreader/eyepiece holder, or forgetting which pocket has which eyepiece, I came up with this. Knocked up from some spare bits of wood this morning. It's not finished yet but I think it serves its purpose.

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Nice work. I simply put this on a regular table 😀 one advantage of this is I can keep the lid shut with a hand warmer inside. No dewy eyepieces! It needs a red light that comes on when open.

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@Mr Spock one thing about your table. How stable is it? It looks like a bump from the left (in your picture) could send the eyepieces scattering.

Regarding picking up the orthos: it would take a bit of work to make it look nice, but add a ring of wood around those holes to raise the eyepieces 5 mm?

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Very good! And a nice idea, basically an observation table.

I’m relatively new to this but there’s  hardly a  nighttime session where I don’t drop something. There’s got to be a better way, although simply being a bit more organised does help.

Out of interest. Where do people put eyepiece, focuser & finder caps? I’m forever searching for those on the dark. Sometimes trying to shove different size caps from one make of eyepiece onto another. 

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On 24/11/2021 at 20:02, PeterStudz said:

Very good! And a nice idea, basically an observation table.

I’m relatively new to this but there’s  hardly a  nighttime session where I don’t drop something. There’s got to be a better way, although simply being a bit more organised does help.

Out of interest. Where do people put eyepiece, focuser & finder caps? I’m forever searching for those on the dark. Sometimes trying to shove different size caps from one make of eyepiece onto another. 

I just take my eyepiece case outside. I've memorised which EP goes on which recess. After taking the EP out, I put the caps into the same hole. Thus, even without much light, I know what goes where and don't mix up the caps.

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On 22/11/2021 at 12:44, Mr Spock said:

Having gotten fed up with trying to either reach under the tripod to the spreader/eyepiece holder, or forgetting which pocket has which eyepiece, I came up with this. Knocked up from some spare bits of wood this morning. It's not finished yet but I think it serves its purpose.

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These ortho holes scream for 3 of these:

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On 24/11/2021 at 20:02, PeterStudz said:

Out of interest. Where do people put eyepiece, focuser & finder caps? I’m forever searching for those on the dark. Sometimes trying to shove different size caps from one make of eyepiece onto another. 

I go back in the morning to pick them up off the grass!

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