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Ball Bearings ??

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Posted by Mike Maddeford on November 23, 2000 21:19:48 UTC

I'm thinking about building an equatorial mount using ball bearings. For a very small telescope (under 5lbs) that will not be motorized but will have a hand controlled fine adjustment of some sort for tracking.

If the bearings are spaced out in pairs say 3" apart (4 in total)on a 5/8" or 3/4" shaft, & everything is kept balanced It should work ??

I want to build this one as a learning experience for a large one some day.

Thanks for any and all help

Mike Maddeford

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