First full set of drawings and sketches for Project 40 Telescope

I’ve been sending drawings to the design and fabrication team at Robert Ferguson Observatory as a way to collaborate on the work. I finally uploaded a set of the drawings that covers the whole design with each of its pieces in at least sketch form. There are a few dimensioned drawings as well, and there will be more as we go – haven’t decided yet whether to publish the dimensioned drawings as PNG or PDF documents. PDF has the advantage that the drawings can be relied upon to preserve scale when they are printed. In the end, as I produce the final as-built drawings, I’ll likely do them a PDF with an overview PNG in perspective to help give the user context. The reference drawings of each part will have to be detailed enough to re-fabricate it in case that part breaks sometime in the future.


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