Building a DIY F/15 Refractor

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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Building a DIY F/15 Refractor

Post by chinzynator » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:53 am

Hi All!

I am currently building a 60mm F/15 refractor with optics from China. Due to some shipping issues, the tube I ordered from China is not allowed to be shipped to singapore. Does anyone know where can i obtain just one aluminium pipe for the project?

Clear skies!

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Re: Building a DIY F/15 Refractor

Post by geyes30 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:55 pm

chinzynator wrote:Hi All!

I am currently building a 60mm F/15 refractor with optics from China. Due to some shipping issues, the tube I ordered from China is not allowed to be shipped to singapore. Does anyone know where can i obtain just one aluminium pipe for the project?

Clear skies!
I've had hardware ship from Japan through monotaro. Have you looked there? I've had an awful time trying to get tubes for various projects. I often end up with trusses as a result.

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Re: Building a DIY F/15 Refractor

Post by geyes30 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:57 pm

Actually for a 60mm objective you may be able to get cardboard tubes and infuse it with epoxy resin.

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Re: Building a DIY F/15 Refractor

Post by chinzynator » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:10 pm

thanks for the reply!

I had managed to find a supplier of 63.5mm diameter aluminium tubes for construction. Will work with those then! For those who wants extra tubing from me just let me know hahaha, I should have like 5m worth of tubing after the project....

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Re: Building a DIY F/15 Refractor

Post by wkching » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:13 am

Wonder where you get all those mirrors and accessories.

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Re: Building a DIY F/15 Refractor

Post by ivan » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:54 pm

I was about to post something similar and I saw this thread.

Chanced upon this 60ED doublet on aliexpress:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/CSO-Com ... 3c00jYa7OD

They also sell it with the lens cell for 140 USD. How did your project go so far?

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