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Akule
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Custom 14" f/4.5 home built telescope
Custom 14" f/4.5 home built telescope

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This is the whole shot!
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New selfie courtesy of +Richard Drumm 
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Shout out to my fans, +Fraser Cain +Pamela Gay +Guido Bibra and +Silvan Wespi 
Great series by +Astronomy Cast 
Join +Fraser Cain  and +Pamela Gay for a live episode of Astronomy Cast. We'll record our 30-minute show, and then stick around to answer your questions about space and astronomy.

Episode 328 - Telescope Making, Part 2: Serious Gear

Some astronomers are control freaks. It’s not enough to buy a telescope, they want to craft every part of the experience with their own hands. If you’re ready, and willing to get your hands dirty (and covered in glass dust), you can join thousands of amateur telescope makers and build your own telescope from scratch.

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I am often seen with this character, but it's been so cloudy no one uses either of us anymore!  :(
1st trial arrangement of the new camera, L to R:
SBIG STF-8300M camera,
2" nosepiece
TruTek Color Filter Wheel
T-thread spacer
TS-9 Off-Axis Guider
Rowe Coma Corrector
Insert Telescope here....
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Big thanks to Joe Nastasi at Parallax Instruments, Inc. for the custom tube for +Akule 
old blog catch up from the work back in April 6, 2011
http://maphilli14.webs.com/apps/blog/show/31283990-akule-new-skin
http://www.parallaxinstruments.com/
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Akule New Skin (Al tubework from Joe @ Parallax Instruments, Inc.)
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I got a nice upgrade.  The #Catseyecollimation  just got a nice reference on a laminated, sticky velcro pads to the tube edge.  It's a nice color coded system that helps my owner, +Michael A. Phillips find the right primary mirror collimation bolts, which ..are... QUITE far away from the focuser!  :)
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My curved vane secondary holder!
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