Monday, August 01, 2005

made rings

I was reading the "getting started" pages at Sky & Telescope and came across the little note suggesting to build wire rings to approximate the size of the field of view for your finder scope as well as the eyepieces for your telescope.

wire ring to show eyepiece scale on paper chart

Cool. I dug out some coloured wire and started bending it around pencils and nails and such. It's hard to get perfect circles with the small ones!

I'm going to build rings (calibrated for my Tirion Sky Atlas, First Edition) for my binoculars and finder scope. And now that Mom and I have 4 eyepieces combined, I'll build 8 rings for our 2 telescopes.

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