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by PharAstro
Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: DIY Astronomy
Topic: Does anyone have a Lathe machine ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5549

Re: Does anyone have a Lathe machine ?

Thanks for input, guys. It's nice to see I'm not alone! As it "turns" out, one engineer that works for me has a small lathe at home. It took him a couple weeks to dig it out of storage and find all the tooling, but then he made my part. Have to give him a good bonus this year!
by PharAstro
Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: General Astronomy
Topic: Our violent and beautiful Sun - 5 minute video
Replies: 1
Views: 10124

Our violent and beautiful Sun - 5 minute video

Unbelievable images of the Sun, courtesy NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSVv40M2aks#t=252
by PharAstro
Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: DIY Astronomy
Topic: Does anyone have a Lathe machine ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5549

Re: Does anyone have a Lathe machine ?

Thanks, Airconvent. I might have to go that route. I've had some machining done at AMK Ind Park II before. Just trying to save the $50 they'll charge me for this particular job (I bought adapter for $15). Plus it would be fun to cut metal. Haven't done that in quite a while.
by PharAstro
Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: DIY Astronomy
Topic: Does anyone have a Lathe machine ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5549

Does anyone have a Lathe machine ?

I need to modify a T-ring adapter. Basically, it's too long and I can't reach focus when I insert the reducer in my 8SE. The mod will involve cutting it in two, then turning an OD on one piece and an ID on the other piece to press-fit them back together with a shorter total length. This is for a Sam...
by PharAstro
Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: My first shot of the moon!
Replies: 0
Views: 862

My first shot of the moon!

Nexstar 8SE
Samsung NX200
Single frame
23 Jan 2015 19:51
My balcony, Singapore
by PharAstro
Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTS : large hard case - 2 piece set
Replies: 0
Views: 877

WTS : large hard case - 2 piece set

These are heavy duty cases originally for very expensive lab equipment which is now obsolete and discarded. Case 1: - External dimensions: 90cm x 40cm x 30cm (35 x 16 x 12 inches) - I actually got my Nexstar 8SE tripod and mount to fit inside, but then decided to go another route for those items. Ca...
by PharAstro
Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB: Large hard case [FOUND]
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

Re: WTB: Large hard case [FOUND]

Bummer.
by PharAstro
Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB: Large hard case [FOUND]
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

Re: WTB: Large hard case

Are you still looking for a hard case for your scope? I have this one.