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    Is anyone aware of good online plans for building an alt-azimuth mount
    capable of holding a big refractor, i.e., a 6" f/12.

    Thanks,
    Dan



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    Dan wrote:

    Hi:

    I don't know about online, but the Richard Berry Book, _Build Your Own
    Telescope_ has just the plans you're looking for...and you can likely
    find it in your local library...


    <http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0943396697/104-5868104-7667963?v=glance&n=283155>

    Peace,
    Rod Mollise
    Author of: _Choosing and Using an SCT_, and _The Urban Astronomers's
    Guide_.
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    Default Online plans for building Alt-Azimuth mount

    On 2006-03-01, Dan <mowcat@videotron.ca> wrote:


    The book "Build Your Own Telescope" by Richard Berry has plans for a
    6" f/15. It's not on line that I know of, but you can buy a copy from
    Willmann Bell (http://www.willbell.com) and other book sellers.

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    Rod, William,

    Thanks for the info! I'll go look at the library first.

    Dan


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    "William Hamblen" <wrhamblen@comcast.net> wrote in message
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    I'll vouch for that one (Build Your Own Telescope).

    I built a refractor, similar to the one detailed in the book, myself, based
    on the book, and it worked quite well. And a couple scaled down ones,
    too...

    I have built other mounts like OTHER examples in this book as well... It's
    worth the money if you can find the book...

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    > Dan wrote:

    I couldn't agree more - this is a great book. However, I would look at
    building a different kind of cradle, so that counter-weights are not
    required. There was an article in S&T a few years back about building this
    kind of cradle, where instead of a counter-weight to offset the weight of
    the scope there is a bearing surface on the bottom part of the fixed portion
    of the azimuth mount and an arm from the moving part which transfers the
    weight to this bearing surface. Maybe somebody knows what I am referring
    to, and can explain it better?

    Dennis



 

 

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