Back to Home

ATM Forum Message

Forums: Atm · Astrophotography · Blackholes · Blackholes2 · CCD · Celestron · Domes · Education
Eyepieces · Meade · Misc. · God and Science · SETI · Software · UFO · XEphem
RSS Button

Home | Discussion Forums | Amateur Telescope Making | Post

Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...
The Space and Astronomy Agora
Copy Scopes

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response To
Posted by Robert May on February 8, 2002 19:53:04 UTC

Sounds like you have a copy lens and that can make a nice low power (maybe 50x at best) scope for fun times.
The best thing with these lenses is to set them up with one EP and enjoy it that way. This means that you don't have to provide a long distance focus system so that all EPs can be used but just have a little bit of focus control with sliding the EP in and out a bit of the holder.
Little scopes like this are always fun to have and make for a neat little scope that you can just leave in the car, making a talking subject for when you take the co-workers to lunch. You won't have so much money in them that you will consider them to be that valuable but they will do a nice job of showing the skies at night.

Follow Ups:

    Login to Post
    Additional Information
    About Astronomy Net | Advertise on Astronomy Net | Contact & Comments | Privacy Policy
    Unless otherwise specified, web site content Copyright 1994-2024 John Huggins All Rights Reserved
    Forum posts are Copyright their authors as specified in the heading above the post.
    "dbHTML," "AstroGuide," "ASTRONOMY.NET" & "VA.NET"
    are trademarks of John Huggins