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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
Jul 26, 2008
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#1 posted 07-26-2008 11:18 AM
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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#2 posted 07-26-2008 11:30 AM
yep it adjusted to the required hight, you are right, I will check for more photos ;)
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#3 posted 07-26-2008 01:02 PM
What size primary mirror on the ‘scope? Do you find light leakage is a problem?
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#4 posted 07-26-2008 01:18 PM
Cool project. Thanks for sharing.
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#5 posted 07-26-2008 01:26 PM
Very interesting, I’ve never seen a telescope like this before.
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#6 posted 07-26-2008 01:35 PM
Just when I thought I have seen it all on LJ . . . you come along with a home made telescope.
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#7 posted 07-26-2008 01:37 PM
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.
#8 posted 07-26-2008 01:44 PM
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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#9 posted 07-26-2008 02:33 PM
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#10 posted 07-26-2008 03:52 PM
totally unique project. Gotta love mixing technology with woodcraft.Thanks for sharing and please repost as you progress with this
#11 posted 07-26-2008 04:16 PM
You ground your own mirror? The woodwork is cool, but THAT is impressive!
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#12 posted 07-26-2008 09:44 PM
Thanks for the post
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#13 posted 07-27-2008 08:26 AM
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 07-27-2008 06:56 PM
absolutely incredible !!!!
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#15 posted 07-28-2008 05:01 PM
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… :)
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