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G'day from Australia.

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17 years 1 month ago #30892 by southerncross
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A big G'day from Australia, my name is Ed and I came across irishastronomy and I dropped in to say hello.

I'm interested in telescope making and was wondering if anyone could put me on to some telescope making sites in Ireland.

We have an Astronomy forum here in Australia also and it has a ATM and DIY Projects section for telescope making I am surprised you haven't got something like this.
You have a nice forum and I have a lot of reading ahead of me.

Clear Skies. :)

Ed.

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17 years 1 month ago #30893 by albertw
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Hi Ed,

Welcome to the site.

There are several people here who I know have made their own telescopes, but it hasn't come up enough to merit starting a special section for it. Perhaps with your input the interest will pick up again!

Cheers,
~Albert

Albert White MSc FRAS
Chairperson, International Dark Sky Association - Irish Section
www.darksky.ie/

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17 years 1 month ago #30897 by dave_lillis
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Welcome Ed,
We're all green with jealousy given the skies you guys have down there compared to us over here, and lets not talk about the weather :shock:

I've made a number of mods to my scope and built a number of usefull devices for the scope over the years, to name a few...
www.irishastronomy.org/boards/viewtopic.php?t=4457
www.irishastronomy.org/boards/viewtopic....ghlight=joystickstar
I never got into actually building a scope from scratch.
The club built a 13" dob back in the 80s, which is still in use and is working fine to this day.

Phil Lardner builds top quality 20+ inch dobs and is on these boards, I've seen these close up and they are an excellent wooden build.

There is a fair amount on this site, I hope you find it usefull, any Qs/comments, just make a post..

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
+ 12"LX200, MK67, Meade2045, 4"refractor

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17 years 1 month ago #30909 by Seanie_Morris
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Welcome aboard Ed! Please share your knowledge and tips with us, even if we don't yet have such a specialty forum!

Seanie.

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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17 years 1 month ago #30918 by southerncross
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys.
Some very nice mods you made to your scope Dave.

This is a pic of my telescope I made it's a 18" f4.5, the picture was taken at the last star party I went to.
www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/attachment.p...925&d=1138513231

I am currently working on a 24".

Ed.

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17 years 1 month ago #30919 by Kerry Stargazer
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8) Highly Impressive scope you have. 8)

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