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Solar Observer I

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Solar Observer I by MichaelN5SDT Sep 6, 2017
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Summary

These printed parts hold binoculars onto a wood frame mounted on a telescope equatorial mount for safely observing the sun. Pointed at the sun, the binoculars project the image of the sun onto a screen which can be viewed and photographed. I use a digital camera with manual setting and GoPro 5 for time-lapse imagery.

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Printer Brand:

Prusa

Printer:

Prusa Clone

Rafts:

No

Supports:

Yes

Resolution:

0.2

Infill:

20%


Notes:

Printed these on their sides. Support was easy to remove from the screw holes. ANet A8

How I Designed This

I used OpenSCAD to render the things based on measurements of the Bushnell 7 x 50 binoculars.

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