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    Hi all, thanks for the comments.
    Can't recall how many hours it took to plan it all, it just sort of evolved.
    I've not done much lately on the scope. I did get rid of those Wixey type angle measurers and installed the Lumicon Sky Vector. This seems to work quite well.
    The rest of the work has been in trying to make it a bit more user friendly, when dismantling and assembling.
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    Very nice Keith. Did you do the worm gears yourself?
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    That thing is seriously bada*s.
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    Geeesh! That sucker looks awesome!
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    Nice job,it looks fantastic.Are you going to motorise the focus as well.

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    Dave, yes I cut the worm gear on the lathe. It was one 12" blank which I then cut into the 2 segments. Cutting the worm only took a couple of hours, meaning when I get round to it I can cut a better one using some sort of square thread form rather than the UNF thread form on this one.

    John, as it happens I've just started the electric focusser today. I recently realised I need one after getting the Neximage camera. Just touching the focus knob sends the image all over the place.

    Then I need to replace the 2 motors with stepper motors, but at the moment I can't get my head round all the electronics needed to control them.

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    That thing is awesome man! Looks like something out of a Terminator movie! Should provide some incredible visuals when completed! Wish I had your engineering and fabrication skills! Of course time and money also come in to play. Stupid work and stupid checking account... bah!
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    Is this real or just another part of a new Star Wars movies in the making. Can't belief it though it's real and simply awesome. Go, go, go.....

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    how much did it cost for you to make it?

 

 
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