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Project by Rasim Ramadan posted 2225 days ago 2819 views 4 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have build this chair in order to set comfortably when I am viewing the sky with my 100” long telescope.

I added another photo to the telescope I have built from wood too, I will have another photos soon for both of them





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2224 days ago

that is very unique.
so it adjusts to different heights?
Fascinating.

can we get a picture of you sitting on i next to your telescope??

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Rasim Ramadan

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#2 posted 2224 days ago

yep it adjusted to the required hight, you are right, I will check for more photos ;)

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TheGravedigger

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#3 posted 2224 days ago

What size primary mirror on the ‘scope? Do you find light leakage is a problem?

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trifern

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#4 posted 2224 days ago

Cool project. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 2224 days ago

Very interesting, I’ve never seen a telescope like this before.

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Zuki

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#6 posted 2224 days ago

Just when I thought I have seen it all on LJ . . . you come along with a home made telescope.

Amazing

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Rasim Ramadan

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#7 posted 2224 days ago

the primary mirror is 10” (home made) and the focal length is 78.7”.

there is no light leakage, even if there is no tube ;)

I have posted this just because I have made it out of wood, making this thing took 1 year.

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Rasim Ramadan

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#8 posted 2224 days ago

thanks for your nice comment every one, after I had finished this thing I realized my passion for woodworks, and I’ve joined LJ to learn more from you wood lovers.

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Timber4fun

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#9 posted 2224 days ago

Neat project.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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ratchet

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#10 posted 2224 days ago

totally unique project. Gotta love mixing technology with woodcraft.
Thanks for sharing and please repost as you progress with this

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TheGravedigger

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#11 posted 2224 days ago

You ground your own mirror? The woodwork is cool, but THAT is impressive!

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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#12 posted 2224 days ago

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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Rasim Ramadan

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#13 posted 2224 days ago

In fact I am armature telescope maker, and I have grounded and polished this mirror for 8 months, it can give 500X magnification power, and I have chosen wood as material to build the telescope from as I have passion for wood works.

sorry for being out of topic.

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#14 posted 2223 days ago

absolutely incredible !!!!

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Bill Hall

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#15 posted 2222 days ago

Great chair and scope! How did you grind and polish the mirror. I have two mirrors that were my grandfather’s. They’re all scratched up and if I could save them instead of tossing them… :)

-- http://www.tenoclockwoodworks.com

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