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Setting circle for a 200P.


Daz Type-R
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Ok guys and gals, after over 4 months of on/off trying to get this sorted I am still no closer to getting it done.


 


I have tried 2 different Staples shops both of which can not get anything to print to the correct size that I require. (not even close, either way too big or way too small, seriously, how hard can it be??????)


 


Does anybody have a setting circle that I can either.....


 


1)  Buy.


2)  Borrow, so I can trace it and then re-trace it back on to my ground board (I have no issue with sitting there drawing hundreds of little lines)


 


Or


 


3)  Any other ideas out there?


 


Cheers,


 


Daz.


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It's an 8" mirror (or that is what I bought), and it it way bigger than Cazz and Waynes and there is an 150P, so I never gave it another thought.


 


You have me worried now :o


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Guest Kheldar

It's an 8" mirror (or that is what I bought), and it it way bigger than Cazz and Waynes and there is an 150P, so I never gave it another thought.

 

You have me worried now :o

 

If mirror is 8" then there's no reason for concern ... just looked ... small to my mind (I owned a 200P too) but it's been so long I've probably got it wrong in my head :)

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Hi daz,


            what is the actual diameter of the circle you require , I found a 360 setting circle on the web then printed it off which took  four x a4 size sheets of  paper =I joined these carefully and made my circle from that on a larger white card =just an idea =it was quite easy to do.


 


 regards Dan


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I could probably do the design/artwork for it, all you would need then is somebody with a large enough printer to print it out for you. The package I use is the one sign writers use so it works full size upto absolutely huge, well over 10m if required. As I say though, I have no way of printing them off, although you are making me wonder if there might be a small, very small market for them.......


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Very interested, what depth would the degrees be?, by that I mean from the outer edge to the inner edge, I was looking at lines about a 4 cm long so that would show up nice and big in a 2" cable tidy like what Mick and Felix have done.

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Darren,


 


I have a setting circle on my 200p, but it appears to be bonded to the inside of the base.


 


You are welcome to borrow that for a day or two, if you wish.


 


Don't forget I only work across the road from you, so could drop it off on the way, if you like?


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Hi Dan.

It's 52 cm across.

Have you got the web address please?

hi Daz ,

have a look at this=http://settingcircles.robertwillett.com:8000/index.php?cmd=circles_screen

 

took me a while to find the archive -but this is the pdf file I used ==you can enlarge it  to any size, before  you print it off =I printed mine onto 4 x sheets of A4 

carefully joined them together =laid it on a bigger white card =then ran a straight edge through the centre point and each mark in turn to make a bigger circle whallah !

I used it to make a quadrant as well for altitude ==

 

this was so accurate in placing objects in the field of view , it left me a bit dumbfounded  tbh. -as I was not expecting this sort of accuracy,and along with co-ordinates off stellarium who needs to spend ,if you like the manual side - don,t know about other,s but that was my experience ===well worth the effort.

 

                              regards- set in a circle --Dan 

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