On Mon, 26 Jan 2004 00:07:30 GMT, Doug Winterburn
|On Mon, 26 Jan 2004 00:08:50 +0000, Mike W. wrote:
|> So the question I have is, do and of you woodworkers dabble in astronomy?
|> If so, have you built anything to speak of? I have a grand design in my
|> head for an awesome 10" Dobsonian scope (Cherry or Apple ply... brass
|> hardware... droool), and I will someday actually build it. But for now I'm
|> just gathering the skills and tools that will be required to build it.
|> I'd love to hear about or see some of the things you've built to support
|> your addiction... I mean hobby.
|Yes, I dabble with a cheap store bought POS scope. Went to Kitt Peak
|several years ago and picked up several books. One in particular should
|be of interest to wooddorkers:
|"Build Your Own Telescope" by Richard Berry's, ISBN 0-943396-42-5
|Building a scope based on plans in the book is somewhere in the top 3rd of
|my long list of round tuits. I sure hope I get the top third done before
Another one of "his" books is "The CCD Camera Cookbook", which was
really written by two close friends and former co-workers of mine,
John Munger and Veikko Kanto. I got both of them into ham radio, but
they didn't get me into astronomy, although they did bring one of
their 10" 'scopes and camera out to my place in the dark Sonoran
desert for some lookin' once. Really neat.
Neither of them are woodworkers but they do some nice machine work.