Anodizing and sub-assembly

A project log for DIY Harmonic Drive Equatorial Mount

A home built equatorial mount for my telescope built mostly recycled components I have had lying around.

Jerry BiehlerJerry Biehler 05/16/2014 at 17:360 Comments

I got the parts back from anodizing yesterday and assembled them last night. Everything went together well and the bearings for the tilt went in with a nice sliding fit. 

This weekend I am going to machine up the base that this sits in, it will sit on a thrust bearing and another taper bearing for alignment. I also have some worm gears to help with adjustment.

This thing is getting heavy! I am thinking about building it on a small trailer so I can just drive it where I want to put it. The trailer would have outriggers for leveling and getting the wheels off the ground.