Saturday, February 8, 2014

Home-made small telescopes on my ''Penelopa'' pipe mount

On my 1.5 inch pipe mount I use different small telescopes.To attache them to the mount I made three wooden clam shells and a dovetail adapter for the OTA of the Teleskop Service 100mm F/14 Maksutov Cassegrain.For now,my instruments include a 60x700mm refractor,a 60x800mm refractor,a 60mm F/5 RFT refractor ,a 45mm F/6.6 refractor and some more.I guess ,in time ,this collection will increase.

        Home-made 60x700mm refractor,Bushmaster lens,Omegon tube,no-name diagonal,ex-military 31mm Plossl ,on ''Penelopa '' 1.5 inch pipe mount,wooden clam shell.
Home-made 60x800mm refractor, Tasco 12 TE-5 objective and focuser , no-name 0,96'' mirror diagonal,Bushmaster 40mm Kellner 

The 0,96 '' Tasco focuser , modified




''Teleskop Service'' 100mm F/14 Maksutov Cassegrain .The dovetail adapter is home-made
The corrector lens of the Mak.Some details visible of the non-metal dovetail adapter.
The 100mm F/14  Maksutov ,ready for observing.  8x25 mm finder.
Home-made RFT 60mm F/5 refractor with miror diagonal and 31mm Plossl. Visual field on the sky is 5 degree.
Another view of the 60mm F/5 refractor.The tube and dew cap are rubber armored.
The objective and tube of this refractor were part of a TCM 20-60x60mm terrestrial refractor.
Very bad image.The objective was optimized by my friend Silviu who is a lens wizard.




Home-made short 45x 300 mm refractor .The objective is an ex-military objective.
The cell of the 45x300mm refractor is adjustable.
My first ''long-range'' picture made with hand-held Coolpix camera and the 45mm refractor set for 10x .