Telescope Dovetail and Saddle

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 06/23/2014 at 03:520 Comments

I made the dovetail and saddle for the telescope today. Figuring out where to put the holes to match the existing accessories hole on the scope was kind of a pain, no documentation anywhere on the hole spacing and angle. The dovetail should be compatible with Losmandy type accessories.

I am probably just going to paint these. We will see. Now it is time to de-fork the telescope.

Machining the dovetail on the telescope side.

The four parts I made today: