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 Post subject: New 15 f5 Dob
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:12 pm 
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I finally finished my 15 f5 dob... I would like to thank Eric Webster for all his tutelage and at time keeping me calm when the crap hit the fan during my build.

Enjoy the pics and comments...

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File comment: My first telescope build... 15 f5 Carl Zambuto optic, Webster inspired telescope
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File comment: I live in a state that is humid pretty much all the time... I put heaters on everything that could be heated... Notice the bayonet connector for all power running to the UTA and the fuses.
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File comment: I cleaned up the routing of the heater cable to the Telrad.
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 Post subject: More Pics
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:32 pm 
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File comment: To try and reduce obstruction I placed the Spiders lugs outside the UTA's flocking and inset the Filter Slide assembly into the focuser board.
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File comment: A look down the UTA
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File comment: After a few failed attempts at cutting Dove Tails in plywood I called Eric ready to have him cut the mirror box for me... After a short discussion I went ahead and tried it again... success. Thanks Eric... Love the truss clamps by the way.
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 Post subject: Re: New 15 f5 Dob
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:37 pm 
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File comment: I built my own 6 point mirror cell with advice from Carl Zambuto and a few days with PLOP. Supports are water cut and all threaded things are steel slugs that run all the way through the 1x1 cross members. This gives plenty of threads for the adjustment bolts to bite into.
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File comment: The little blue knob on the left controls the primary cooling fans speed, the switch on the right is power for the secondary heater (automatic kind).
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 Post subject: Re: New 15 f5 Dob
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:39 pm 
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File comment: I am a sucker for those cool little bayonet aircraft connectors. I use them all over the place to make breaking down the scope easy and idiot proof. It also make for a clean look.
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 Post subject: Re: New 15 f5 Dob
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:46 pm 
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Outstanding craftsmanship!

Love the clean, integrated wiring. A scope like this will provide you with a lifetime of pleasure.

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