|Karl's 8" telescope and rocker box|
built from one of our kits.
I have a Convertible now!
I can still put my 8” f3.8 on the equatorial mount for imaging and now I can put it on the Dob kit that Dennis built.
I made brackets to attach the removable altitude bearings. They are about 5.5”x 6” x ½” oak with ¼ round molding glued and nailed. See the pictures.
Thank you, Dennis, for working with me on this design!
I’m glad you suggested making it a little larger than I was planning since the brackets I made ended up being slightly larger than I planned.
The scope is well-balanced and moves like it should (after I cleaned out the varnish I dripped in the AZ bolt hole).
I also really like that I can grab the long side brace through the large hole, pick the mount up and it is well balanced for carrying.
Thanks again, Dennis!
Here’s wishing us all Clear Skies!