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Doc

My new toy a Fullerscope IV mount.

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Doc

Spent the day in the workshop again and this time built myself a dovetail clamp for the Fullerscope. It's 250mm long and 125mm wide and has three large thumbscrews to tighten the clamp up, the telescope ain't going anywhere. Just waiting for some springs to arrive now to put in the dovetail clamp.

 

Fullerscope IV Mount - Michael Bird

 

Fullerscope IV Mount - Michael Bird

 

Fullerscope IV Mount - Michael Bird

 

Fullerscope IV Mount - Michael Bird

 

Fullerscope IV Mount - Michael Bird

 

Fullerscope IV Mount - Michael Bird

 

Fullerscope IV Mount - Michael Bird

 

 

 

 

 

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Doc

After a bit of faffing around I mangaed to get the worm and wheel roatating in unison. There is still a little backlash in the gears but it's pretty good. I made a few videos for you to view, next step will be pulleys, belts and stepper motors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Clive

Is that a Myford in the background? How I longed to own one of those 😁

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Doc

Yes Clive it's a Myford ML7 from 1948. 

 

The milling maching you can see is a Sharp Mk11 from the Town Bent Engineering.

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Rusty Strings

Just caught up with this myself Mick, stunning work. Are you planning a new scope for is it intended for the current flock?

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Doc

Thanks John.

 

I'm not sure what to do with it to be honest. It was something to do in my workshop. What I have decided is to add motors and make it a go-to mount. Then either wait for a 6" F15 lens to come along and build a refractor or restore an old Fullerscope 8.5" Newtonian. Them maybe dabble in a bit of video astronomy (EAA) while using the shed as a warm room. I always have the 5" triplet and Clave to put on it as well.

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Bino-viewer

Looking good Mick.

 

If you can get it to slew at that speed it will be impressive 😀

 

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Smithysteve

You have done a cracking good job with that Mick, you must have had loads of fun sorting it so far... 🔭👍

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silentrunning

What a great thread and what a stunning looking bit of engineering. When was the mount built?

 

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Doc
1 hour ago, silentrunning said:

What a great thread and what a stunning looking bit of engineering. When was the mount built

I'm not sure John but I would guess at early 1980's. I remember wandering around Telescope House in Farringdon Road in the early 80's and they had one of these mounts in the window and I thought them one day I would own one.

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philjay
On 30/04/2020 at 13:01, Doc said:

. Them maybe dabble in a bit of video astronomy (EAA) while using the shed as a warm room. I always have the 5" triplet and Clave to put on it as well.

Didnt you used to have a Watec Mick?

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