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Started by, 10/20/2008 01:02AM
Posted 10/20/2008 01:02AM Opening Post

Here's the first refractor that I've made. It's a 144 mm f/14.5 achromatic doublet. The tube is aluminum from Hastings, and the scope is strapped to a G-11 mount. Without a pier extension, the eyepiece is still about 6" off the ground when the scope is pointed at zenith. I use it most often for star parties at local schools, where the low eyepiece height helps make the scope a bit more kid friendly.

Mike Connelley

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Posted 10/20/2008 09:24AM #1
Hey Mike,

That's cool.
That refractor will look even nicer on an NJP. smile


Wei-Hao Wang