Originally Posted by Keith LawsonHi Greg,
No baffles yet. The dew shield and main tube just have flat black for now. I will make them soon. I had thought that the ota was lighter than the Celestron C6-R but it's about 5lbs heavier. The tubing is not your standard "sonotubing." The tubes are heavy duty mailing tubes from Yazoo Mills. The tubing wall thickness is about 1/4". These tubes are quite precise and very straight. I have made a couple of 8" F/12 refractors using this tubing.
I noted that when looking at the pics.....which led me to ask about the weight. Not sure I would want to build an 8" F/12 using it as it would no doubt be pretty heavy.
This one is probably comparable to the AR6 by meade though so not a big deal.....its at least 3 or 4 lbs heavier than the C6-R if I recall correctly
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Meade 6" AR6 f/8.0 Achro
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