K3's Equipment - Telescopes
"When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars which You have set in place, what is Man that You are mindful of him?" -- Psalm 8:3,4

Homemade stand for storage of 8" Orion Optics Europa 200 f/6 telescope

Orion Optics telescope (like many others) has collimation screws on the back side of the telescope tube. They overhang outside, so it is impossible to put the telescope on its back. So I decided to make special stand for the telescope tube, which enables to store the telescope in vertical position without disturbing the collimation. Here are some photos. Stand was made from fiberboard. I put a felt into the interior of the stand to avoid of scratching of the telescope tube. Handles on sides permit to carry out the telescope tube.

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Last Update: 4.7.2001