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
Here's Somebody...

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response To
Posted by Andy Kidd on October 22, 2002 00:37:36 UTC

whose been working w/ pvc for scopes:
I've been thinking of trying his mount idea for the dob i'm putting together.

One thing that might concern me if using it for a OTA is possible 'outgassing' from the PVC? I've been experimenting with it some and sometimes i swear i get a 'clorox' smell when i'm carving or cutting on it... could just be my imagination? [i do know pvc containers aren't recommended for storing stuff like photos or negatives because of this potential 'outgassing' problem though i don't know if that would affect optics at all]

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 1994-2023 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