RE: [bigdob] Re: I want to remake my 12 inch meade lightbridge base
- Hi Louis,
I agree completely with the preceding post. The book is an excellent guide
to building a Dob and is easy to follow and understand.
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The best resource is to get a copy of the book "The Dobsonian Telescope" by
Kriege and Berry. You find everything you need to know in there.
--- In bigdob@yahoogroups. <mailto:bigdob%40yahoogroups.com> com, Louis Del
Sesto <faintfuzzies1@...> wrote:
>there. I think i may have to travel a few hours to find another group with
> Thank you for your reply, I do belong to a astro group but there is no atm
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> From: Gordon Pegue <gpegue@...>
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> Sent: Tue, November 10, 2009 10:22:32 AM
> Subject: RE: [bigdob] I want to remake my 12 inch meade lightbridge base
> Do you belong to a local astronomy club?
> If not, you should, if one exists nearby.
> Why? It's liable to have an ATM group, with folks who could answer
> questions and provide guidance about the project you're contemplating.
> Not satisfied with that response?
> There is a wealth of information on the Internet: Time, patience and
> skillful use of google search terms will yield many, many pages of
> scopes that others have built. Armed with that info, you can make better
> choices about what you'd like to accomplish.
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> Of Louis
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> Subject: [bigdob] I want to remake my 12 inch meade lightbridge base
> Hi everyone, I hope you all dont mind if i ask this question.
> I own a 12 inch meade light bridge Truss dob.. The base it came with
> is cheesy at best and I would like to remake it from appleply or birch .
> I want to rebuild it because i feel that my argo navis dsc is not
> working well due to the shorts comings of the base ..my argo navis is
> always off .the accuracy stinks. I think it is because the base might be
> twisting .
> can some one please help me find plans on making a base for a 12 inch
> scope or guide me on what i should do first.
> I just dont know how to make the plans for this,should i just trace out
> the original patter onto appleply and cut it out. will this work well?
> thank you for all help and tips
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