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A girl and her (homemade) scope

Started by Sunwolf, 10/23/2008 02:13PM
Posted 10/23/2008 02:13PM | Edited 10/23/2008 02:24PM Opening Post
Browsing through stuff and found some pics and thought I would share. This scope started out as a bet and became a member of the family. He is a great little planet-hunter and kids love him!

Here is the url to a page with pics of me building him. You can see me gettin' dirty! wink


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Posted 10/23/2008 04:02PM #1
Nice Dawn, great little scope. grin

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Posted 10/23/2008 04:02PM #2
That's a good looking little scope. I'm glad you won your bet!

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Posted 10/23/2008 09:23PM #3
That's really cool Dawn, especially the pics of you building it.


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NGCs 2005, ICs 103, Other 70, Palomar GCs 6, Abell PNs 12, Herschel 400: 316.
Celestron CPC 1100, Lunt 60mm Ha Solar Scope
Posted 10/25/2008 09:57PM | Edited 10/25/2008 09:58PM #4
After much back and forth over it my plan of attack is....

Build a sonotube 8" dob because budget is very tight right now. Then I am going to save up to build a 12" truss. I found a pic of me polishing a mirror a while back.


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Posted 12/02/2008 12:46PM #5
Awesome! 8)
Love the pics of you, polishing the mirror for Mortimer, and handling the power tools... excellent! wink

Keep it up Dawn!

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Coconut Creek, FL

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