July 12, 2012

Dob in a POD

Category: Astronomy — Tags: , , , , – vincechan @ 3:27 pm

Seems like not a lot of people have Dobsonian telescopes in their POD observatory.    Given the 4′ high walls, the POD does limit what you can see from a Dob on the horizon.  However, as I live in Toronto, my horizon is fairly blocked off by trees and houses anyways.

To get the most out of my limited views, my Dob is mounted on a dolly.  Basically, its just a piece of 3/4″ plywood with some 3″ castor wheels screwed to the bottom:

Dob dolly on a rope


Dob dolly side view