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    Default FREE Printable Setting Circles for Dobs



    Since Opticsmart is no longer selling Dobs, I wanted to offer the printable setting circle files to amateur astronomers as a gift. The files are in PDF format and are designed to fit current 8”, 10”, and 12” GSO-made Dobs (and will likely fit older generation GSO Dobs, as well as other brands like Skywatcher and Orion, as long as the base diameters are similar). The files were originally created in Adobe Illustrator by a professional graphic artist, but I recently had a friend convert them to PDF file format. I can NOT guarantee that the scaling is exactly perfect in the PDF files (although I think it is) so you may want to take your baseboard to Kinko's with you to make SURE that the printout comes out the right size.

    Stick-on_Setting_Circle_Ring_for_8_Inch_Bases.pdf

    Stick-on_Setting_Circle_Ring_for_10_Inch_Bases.pdf

    Stick-on_Setting_Circle_Ring_for_12_Inch_Bases.pdf

    ** VERY IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER **

    I am making these files available for FREE and can't "support" them in any way. So if you can figure out how to get the file printed and can figure out how to attach it to your Dob, then please use with my compliments. But please understand that I won't be able to answer any questions, make any modifications to the files, or offer any other kind of assistance. I suspect that once a few members here have used the files, they will be able to answer any questions that newbies might have.




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    Default Re: FREE Printable Setting Circles for Dobs

    Thanks David. Most generous of you!
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    Default Re: FREE Printable Setting Circles for Dobs

    Awesome! Thank you David!
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    Default Re: FREE Printable Setting Circles for Dobs

    David, I really appreciate you taking the time to prepare these excellent setting circles and making them available to all. Well done sir!
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    Default Re: FREE Printable Setting Circles for Dobs

    Thank you, David.

    You and your Opticsmart team continue to be a class act.

    Best,

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    Default Re: FREE Printable Setting Circles for Dobs

    You're welcome guys!

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    Default Re: FREE Printable Setting Circles for Dobs

    Thanks so much. Your timing is perfect, I just ordered a 12" dob and was looking for one of these.
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    Default Re: FREE Printable Setting Circles for Dobs

    Thanks David. Although I have a 12" push to Dob, these should still come in handy for me. Thanks again David, as these are much appreciated.
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    Default Re: FREE Printable Setting Circles for Dobs

    Fantastic! I wanted to make a point about the direction of the circles. The circles in the first post are designed to go under the swiveling base and used with a pointer that moves with the scope, similar to what I have: Dobsonian Upgrades.

    If an observer wants the numbering on the top that moves with the scope and a pointer that is stationary, the numbers have to run counter-clockwise (like the last picture of the scope in this article: https://www.safaribooksonline.com/li...4/ch04s23.html).
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    Default Re: FREE Printable Setting Circles for Dobs

    Quote Originally Posted by Robrj View Post
    Fantastic! I wanted to make a point about the direction of the circles. The circles in the first post are designed to go under the swiveling base and used with a pointer that moves with the scope, similar to what I have: Dobsonian Upgrades.

    If an observer wants the numbering on the top that moves with the scope and a pointer that is stationary, the numbers have to run counter-clockwise (like the last picture of the scope in this article: https://www.safaribooksonline.com/li...4/ch04s23.html).

    Excellent point!
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