Wednesday, May 13, 2015

C14 nearing completion

My C14 rebuild project is coming to completion.  I started with a 1980's vintage orange tube C14 with plans to make it a photometric 'patrol' scope; one that would image many target in one evening looking for outbursts or other changes.  For this type of slewing the mount would have to be modified with good quality bearings in declination and good drive gears.

I rebuilt the declination bearings with ball bearings and installed a precision Byers gear.  I bought a Byers 'retro-fit' polar housing from Byers.

Here's the scope with most of the components mounted but not cabled up.

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