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Re: Wood Telescope Tubes

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Posted by JACK WOLFE/">JACK WOLFE on June 5, 1997 02:38:20 UTC

: I am building a telescope to house my : 10inch mirror and associated optics. I : am thinking about a wood tube using and : eight or twelve sided configuration.

: Questions:

: How does wood behave when temperatures change?

: Are there any pitfalls to using a wood tube?

: Any success stories about wood telescopes?

: Thanks, : John

The best wood for telescopes is red cedar,it is light and very durable,the price is very good. If you have any ? please e/mail me it's what I do designing telescope tubes

Jack,

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