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Ideas for a dob mount for Cape Newise 200X


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Hi guys

 

I just bought this beast and i'm thinking to build a dob mount for it as well as the brackets. Any ideas for something that will go with it ?

Cheers

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Lots of options to build a DIY Dob mount.

If it were me I’d make a short plywood box to take the tube assembly with the altitude bearings fixed on each side.  Then a regular plywood Dob mount as found on the Stellafane telescope website. (Sorry couldn’t make the link work). Just search for “Stellafane” and you should find it.  Having found it there’s lots of stuff if you look around the site.

With a short tube assembly like the Cape Newise the mount needs to be tall enough to make viewing comfortable.  I’d consider seated observing so the mount doesn’t have to be too tall and therefore unstable.

Wishing you success……cheers, Ed.

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On 08/05/2022 at 17:30, NGC 1502 said:


Lots of options to build a DIY Dob mount.

If it were me I’d make a short plywood box to take the tube assembly with the altitude bearings fixed on each side.  Then a regular plywood Dob mount as found on the Stellafane telescope website. (Sorry couldn’t make the link work). Just search for “Stellafane” and you should find it.  Having found it there’s lots of stuff if you look around the site.

With a short tube assembly like the Cape Newise the mount needs to be tall enough to make viewing comfortable.  I’d consider seated observing so the mount doesn’t have to be too tall and therefore unstable.

Wishing you success……cheers, Ed.

Thank you for the response. I'm looking into Stellafane and see what i can come up with. A 3 legs fishing chair might work :D

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I came up with this design. I want to be able to take the tube out put the rings with the dovetail and mount it on EQ if i want to do astro photography

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First design might cause issues in terms of cooling, air flow to the primary, plus collimation if you need to adjust it.

Generally, is it worth building some more height into the base, otherwise it may end up quite awkward to use unless put on a table or water butt stand.

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