So quite a while ago, on a forum far,far away, I plus many others bought a 4.5" f8 Meade NT OTA off the Meade outlet site. Then I bought some wood. Now all I have to do is get off my seat and cut and build my mount.
The round pieces of wood I got from HD are a little big, all they had at the time, but I'm going for function not looks. The box material is solid wood planks not MDF. Too humid here for that stuff.
I guess fear of messing up prevents me from starting. Have access to ppl w/tools > club members. Like the round pieces that need center holes > I thought I would trace on paper then fold to get center hole and use it as a guide. Same as I did to center-spot my mirror. Stupid stuff like that always in the way. I guess I got to light the fire and get going. I really want to compare it with my C4-R.
sry for the ramble. I guess you can blame Mike's post
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Congratulations on being the first to post in this section. I wondered how long it would be.
I do not have a reflector but have had some enjoyable views through them in the past.
I can understand your difficulty in getting started. I like working with wood for that very reason, make a mistake or change plans and it it very easy to improvise. I would say just go for it. I build the observatory building for my first big refractor (6" f/16) without any plans apart from those in an 1880's astronomy book. It was great fun and the 12 foot diameter rail for the dome to rotate on would have been enough to put me off if someone had given me full instructions beforehand.
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