So, in an attempt to get started on my telescope I got started and pretty much immediately messed up by putting the wrong lens into the end of the telescope. Unfortunately it’s held in place by a glued in retaining ring. So now I need to carefully break away the glue and switch in the correct lens. *sigh*
Fortunately for me the guy who sold me the kit has been very helpful via email and has already said that if I don’t manage to get the lens free without damaging the tube he’ll just send me another one. Yay!
So, that’s where things stand at the moment with that part.
I also mentioned this project last night to a few friends and they all got really excited to see where I’m going with this, including one person who will help me build a wooden telescope tripod. So I need to find some images and see if I can make a pattern to make one.
So that’s what’s up next!