DIY 8"F/6 Planetary Scope from Shelves and IKEA table

Wanna make a scope? Or better still, grind a mirror yourself. Or, you have some good tips in making a really useful accessory? This is the place to show what your hands can do...
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DIY 8"F/6 Planetary Scope from Shelves and IKEA table

Postby geyes30 » Wed May 23, 2018 8:55 pm

Made a planetary scope from a bunch of shelves, some plywood, and a GSO mirror.

Image2018-05-22_10-37-20 by Cyrus Beh, on Flickr

Balances very well, and seems to have pretty good mechanics. Can't wait to test it out soon!

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Re: DIY 8"F/6 Planetary Scope from Shelves and IKEA table

Postby Airconvent » Thu May 24, 2018 9:23 pm

Adventures in recycling...haha. Nice scope! Maybe can get Ikea into the Dob business too.
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Re: DIY 8"F/6 Planetary Scope from Shelves and IKEA table

Postby orly_andico » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:37 pm

hmm so the hex things were the ikea shelves?

i have a lot of trouble cutting angles into plywood to make those hex shapes.. what i did before was a box.

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Re: DIY 8"F/6 Planetary Scope from Shelves and IKEA table

Postby geyes30 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:29 pm

Nope. I got the shelves from a local carpenter through carousell. The table is from IKEA and has been converted to the rocker box


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