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8" f/8 Newtonian on a CG5 Pier...

Started by Sean Cunneen, 06/11/2008 02:32PM
Posted 06/11/2008 02:32PM Opening Post
I've just finished it, the mirror is a discovery mirror, the spider is a curved 3-vane. The mirror cell is adjustable in depth for future additions. The project has taken me 3 months start to finish!

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Sean Cunneen
8" f/8 homebuilt on CG-5 GEM
22 Pan
12 T4
TMB 7mm
TMB 5mm
TMB 3.2mm
Posted 06/11/2008 05:42PM #1
Looks great! Who made the tube?
Posted 06/19/2008 03:21PM #2
That looks great Sean! enjoy it! 8)

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Posted 06/21/2008 11:02AM #3
What kind of dovetail/rings combination did you use? I am attempting to mount my favorite scope (8" f/7) on a cg-5 so i can take it to starparties. I also have a sonotube tube, but my is coated with carbon fiber