Image of the day

From the
ATWB Customer Gallery

Moon Snapshot with Starmaster 11 "Shorty"

My Account

New to Astromart?

Register an account...

Need Help?

Yard cannon

Started by msc@ifa.hawaii.edu, 10/20/2008 01:02AM
Posted 10/20/2008 01:02AM Opening Post
Hello:

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.

Cheers
Mike Connelley

Attached Image:

msc@ifa.hawaii.edu's attachment for post 44260
Posted 10/20/2008 09:24AM #1
Hey Mike,

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

Wei-Hao

Wei-Hao Wang
http://www.aoc.nrao.edu/~whwang