Tankification of the Celestron wedge completed today

As you probably know, the Celestron “Heavy Duty” wedge has a fundamental design fault – a large open ended box section which flexes all over the place with a heavy scope like the C11 being cantilevered all over the sky.  Up until now I have closed off the box section with some 2.2mm Aluminium sheet – but seeing as there’s been a big build going on (the mini-WASP array) and I have been in a building mood, I thought I’d really beef up the end plate for the Celestron wedge with a chunky 6mm Aluminium plate.  Picture left – I don’t think anything will be flexing anytime soon 🙂

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2 Responses to Tankification of the Celestron wedge completed today

  1. Tom How says:

    Have you put the order in for the bandsaw yet? 🙂

  2. Greg Parker says:

    Next big project where serious metal cutting is required and in goes the bandsaw order!

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