Michael A. Phillips

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Akule Construction

Focuser placement decisions

Posted by maphilli14 on January 23, 2011 at 8:27 PM


checking NEWT often and looking at finding balance between photography and visual, I stumbled across this:





So I arrived at 2 values in my calculations for visual and photography, I split the difference in the focuser placement.  Since it's a sonotube with a backup half untouched, I feel comfortable making some more cuts!  :)


46” Mirror face to focuser is the new value and 55” seems like a nice tube length?! Let's see....


Photos pending!




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Reply maphilli14
8:40 PM on January 23, 2011 
Oh and I also screwed the mirror cell adapter into the tube and glued the primary yesterday! :)

Things progressing, yes!!
Reply Mitchell
11:52 AM on January 24, 2011 
Hey Mike its good to hear the great progress with Akule :P