Monday, June 20, 2011

 I finished the first iteration of my barndoor on Sunday night.

I ended up replacing the hinge because there was way too much play in my original hinge.
I am also going to replace my existing home-made ball mount.  It does not have nearly enough range to be really useful, but it should be functional enough for a few tests tonight.

Here are the final couple of shots of the assembly and the final product.

With any luck first light will be tonight.

On a slightly related note, my FOV templates that I made got cut at ponoko today and should be arriving soon.  As soon as they get here I will do a writeup with some details and pictures.

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