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    Default Re: FREE Printable Setting Circles for Dobs



    Thanks for the fast reply with the helpful link. I actually took the Opticsmart clockwise one in the original post, since it is the perfect color, width, and size.......and I am working on redoing all of the numbers so I will have counterclockwise version on page one and a clockwise version on page two. I am about 60% of the way done.

    Once I finish it I will upload a PDF (for printing) and a Word version (incase anyone else wants to do some of their own customization they will have a great starting point).

    This way everyone else that has an XT8 who faces the same challenge will have an easy solution.
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    Default Re: FREE Printable Setting Circles for Dobs

    Okay....I took the original 8" Dob circle rings in the original post, moved them into Word. Covered up the numbers with a black ring over them. Then manually entered the numbers, positioned them, rotated them for each number around the circle. The doc has two pages.....page one has the COUNTERclockwise circle ring and page two has the Clockwise circle ring.

    I printed out a quick test copy and it seems that everything will fit as original. After work today I am going to glue it a black poster board and do a shipping tape lamentation as a proof of concept.

    If this works as planned, giving me a rotatable circle ring on the top of the movable base board then I will go have it printed on a dew proof material (lamenting will not be an option because of the less than inch between edge of the board and the base for the telescope).

    I have attached the document I created (and will update if I find I need to tweak it). I included both the PDF version for printing and the Word Doc version I created in case anyone needed to

    Thank you all for your help.

    EDIT.....I cannot attach my files with the forum uploader. The PDF is 2.8 MB and the Word doc is 3.6 MB, both under the max file size limit. Could it be because I don't have enough posts to be given this permission yet? Or some other trick to get docs to upload to attach in a post?

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    Default Re: FREE Printable Setting Circles for Dobs

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    EDIT.....I cannot attach my files with the forum uploader. The PDF is 2.8 MB and the Word doc is 3.6 MB, both under the max file size limit. Could it be because I don't have enough posts to be given this permission yet? Or some other trick to get docs to upload to attach in a post?
    Unfortunately, file uploading is not working presently. Hopefully this is fixed soon and you can get this added. Thanks for doing the work on this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbes_Is_Real View Post
    Okay....I took the original 8" Dob circle rings in the original post, moved them into Word. Covered up the numbers with a black ring over them. Then manually entered the numbers, positioned them, rotated them for each number around the circle. The doc has two pages.....page one has the COUNTERclockwise circle ring and page two has the Clockwise circle ring.

    I printed out a quick test copy and it seems that everything will fit as original. After work today I am going to glue it a black poster board and do a shipping tape lamentation as a proof of concept.

    If this works as planned, giving me a rotatable circle ring on the top of the movable base board then I will go have it printed on a dew proof material (lamenting will not be an option because of the less than inch between edge of the board and the base for the telescope).

    I have attached the document I created (and will update if I find I need to tweak it). I included both the PDF version for printing and the Word Doc version I created in case anyone needed to

    Thank you all for your help.
    Okay. I uploaded them elsewhere until it is fixed here.

    So here are the PDF and Word versions of the circle rings for an 8" Dob running clockwise and counterclockwise


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