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    Default Re: My little monster 625 mm

    That is quite the setup Luc!
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    Default Re: My little monster 625 mm

    Impressive telescope Luc. Does it stay in place outside all year round or do you wheel in an out of storage?

    Also, I'm curious about the finder scope, it looks big too!
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    Default Re: My little monster 625 mm

    Hi luc,

    Very very nice. Do you weld aluminum?

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    The telescope has its shelter and in less than 5 minutes it is operational.

    https://www.webastro.net/upload/imag...1274607163.jpg


    for the summer I can plug in an air conditioner before observing.

    https://www.webastro.net/upload/imag...1340821933.jpg

    the telescope dismounted to get into my car it moved like a wheelbarrow with 2 tires in the front and two arms to lift it.
    The equatorial platform is attached at the telescope.

    In 30 minutes it is operational.

    80 mm for the finder.
    Aluminium is welded by professionnal but for steel no problem I do.
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    Wow!!! Thanks for sharing!
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    Awesome Luc! Now I know the true definition of Light Bucket! lol! Bill
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    Hello
    An image that shows the wheels and arms in place for travel.
    Clear skies.
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    https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/GkwI...0_wmhqkGbg.jpg
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    Default Re: My little monster 625 mm

    Wonderful build Luc.

    I have a couple of questions : -

    What is your azimuth bearing? Is it running on steel rollers inside those hollw square riser tubes or are they teflon pads that we can't see?

    Is that motorised collimation adjustment on the main mirror that I see in the corners of the cell?

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    Hello Joe
    for azimuth 3 points of support two with ball bearings and one with a teflon pad under an aluminum circle.
    https://www.webastro.net/upload/imag...1237587820.jpg

    Yes it is an electrical collimation this is the last version :
    https://cdn0.webastro.net/uploads/mo...778579576b.jpg

    the first version that was too slow :
    https://www.webastro.net/upload/imag...1312474021.jpg


    the left case controls the collimation
    https://cdn0.webastro.net/uploads/mo...bb40c7617e.jpg

    Clear skies.
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