My Projects

  1. Astronut74
    Astronut74
    Right now Im working on three projects.
    1) Im redoing my telescope to make it out of either Oak or Eastern Red Cedar. I want it to be one of a kind and I also do quite a bit of wood working.With the wood working I also do scroll work, so I want to incorporate into the design, scroll work pics of legandary astronomers like Tyco and Hubble. I will have room for about 12 pics plus star feilds and other designs.
    2) Another project it to make 4 screens so that I can have a portable observatory
    3) Im making an EQ Platform built into the base of my scope. This will be done out of scrap wood so that i can tinker with it until I get it right then I will make it out of the same material as the scope.
  2. andyp180
    andyp180
    i like what you are doing.please be sure to post pictures of your
    projects as they progress.
    clear skies,
    andy
  3. etool8762
    etool8762
    hello to all, and thanks for the invite, so far ive made my own observation chair and im in the middle of trying to figure out the eq platform ( really bad at math , going to take me awhile ) i also plan to do a wheel barrel type of setup for my scope for even easier transport and also adding setting circles . cant waite to see what people post up in this section and i will post updates as i do them
    clear skies to all
    semper fi
  4. Astronut74
    Astronut74
    Welcome all/ Yeah Im stuck on the math on the eq also. I do have a couple of pdf files that explains it good so I will try to get them uploaded soon.
  5. etool8762
    etool8762
    Quote Originally Posted by Astronut74
    Welcome all/ Yeah Im stuck on the math on the eq also. I do have a couple of pdf files that explains it good so I will try to get them uploaded soon.
    that would be a hugh help , anyone know the formula to fing the center of mass on a scope . i found a few sights and they all say something different and i get different heights with the different formulas
  6. etool8762
    etool8762
    UPDATE-today i started the blueprints for my eq platform. i plan to start building it on thursday . im bad at math so hopefully everything works out.
  7. AdamDietrick
    AdamDietrick
    Good to hear. Take lots of pictures.
  8. Astronut74
    Astronut74
    Thanks for the update let us know what happens.
  9. etool8762
    etool8762
    UPDATE- finished building the eq platform , i havent figured the motor part yet but the platform runs smooth and it looks like its going to work .i put the scope onto it and rolled it back and forth fast and slow and notthing fell over so i guess the center of mass was correct. i will try to post the pics soon
  10. AdamDietrick
    AdamDietrick
    Thanks for the update, looking forward to the pics.
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