Design of telescope trolley for astrophotography

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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Design of telescope trolley for astrophotography

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Good stuff. Thanks for sharing your design and research.
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Chaosknight,
Am looking at your project with much interest. How is the prototyping coming along? This could be quite useful for dwellers here with imaging pursuits in mind.
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will there be castors mounted at each end? 500mm looks ok as long as it is meant for imaging, and the lowest CG achievable without obstruction. It is quite a nice portable concept inclusive for anyone looking for a convenient hassle-free quick-setup-and-shoot upon alignment. nice job!
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the 3rd one...Ironman's arc reactor blueprints :)
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