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Project by Rasim Ramadan posted 07-26-2008 10:05 AM 2887 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 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.

-- 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 07-26-2008 01:26 PM

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

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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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.

Amazing

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Rasim Ramadan

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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.

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Rasim Ramadan

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#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

Neat project.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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ratchet

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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

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#11 posted 07-26-2008 04:16 PM

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 07-26-2008 09:44 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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Rasim Ramadan

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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… :)

-- http://www.tenoclockwoodworks.com

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