New Concept - Dobs Mount for Celestron C8NGT

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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New Concept - Dobs Mount for Celestron C8NGT

Post by ggodetucsamoht » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:29 pm

Did the lst dobs mount for my C8N and due to serious hands and backside quite itchy so not long later decided to tear down the whole dobs and re-design re-work a new concept dobsonian scope, hope it can out perform the initial set functionality and asthetically.


Basically did my lst trial on the dobs and for the balacing parts it balance very well, but for the smoothness there might be somewhere which need to be improve further. I cannot comment it is not smooth but just that because maybe due to the weight and CG point, user need to give some light strength to move the scope. For manual tracking part it might be little affected but overall i still find it is workable for me.


there you goes.........
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Re: New Concept - Dobs Mount for Celestron C8NGT

Post by bornfree » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:21 am

nice~
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Re: New Concept - Dobs Mount for Celestron C8NGT

Post by Gary » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:43 pm

Thanks for sharing your DIY. Can't wait to see it in action again!
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New Concept Dobs Mount for Celestron C8NGT

Post by Shermansem » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:51 am

Interesting...
A while back I mounted a second finder scope to my C11 but I couldnt quite
get the balance right and guiding was a pain. It was as if I needed to rotated the tube - like you can with newts and tube rings.

How do you find the balance in all directions with this setup?

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Re: New Concept - Dobs Mount for Celestron C8NGT

Post by mrthomasyip » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:43 pm

Slide the tube up or down the mounting ring to achieve balances.
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