The Big Think

June 25, 2008

Nevermind

Filed under: Telescope — jasony @ 9:44 am

I’m still in the design phase of the telescope and I keep going back and forth over whether or not it’ll be motorized. There are definite plusses to having a motor on it (easy tracking, astrophotography, coolness, etc), but I still remain nervous that I would mess up the beautiful design by hanging an ugly and inaccurate motor off of the side. And what about power? Would I have to run an extension cord to the house? Batteries? I’m starting to think that going drive-less is the way. But then I got a look at this picture:

solarbench.jpg

and thought “that’s it!” I’ll make a solar panel to drive the motor!

[beat]

on a telescope.

[beat]

(rolls eyes at self)

2 Comments »

  1. Haha! Well, at least you didn’t get excited about it, and then have *someone else* bring you back down to earth.

    Comment by seanmctex — June 25, 2008 @ 9:49 am

  2. yes, but I did share my shame online for the world to see. Fortunately, I think you’re the only one who reads my blog.

    Comment by jasony — June 25, 2008 @ 9:59 am

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