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Make your own simple sight (aiming) device for telescopes: illustrated instructions

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Old Thursday 9th July 2009, 00:11   #26
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Originally Posted by Kevin Conville View Post
I'm a little late to the party, but I have to comment about the usefulness of this thread. Just great, thank you.

Ronald, your art work is terrific. Concise, descriptive, and entertaining.
It very much reminds me of the artwork in
"How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive", by John Muir which is a drop dead classic (at least here in the US) and a must have manual for any owner of an air cooled VW.

Thank you for your efforts here Ron and Kimmo, it's much appreciated!

Thanks very much for the compliment!
I'm not familiar with the John Muir classic; you wouldn't happen to have a link to this Volkswagen artwork, would you?
Or better, I'll google it myself, should be able to find it, no doubt.

This year I'm kind of celebrating my 20 years as a comics artist, a career I never imagined possible. But I'm doing fine, just had that stroke of luck 20 years ago that made me realise that drawing was what I wanted to do.
And to make a living of it, naturally.

The scope has gone, I have to say, sold it and bought Canon 18x50 IS bins that are much more comfortable. Still, the cable tie sighting is brilliant in its simplicity.
Would I ever change my mind and go for an angled scope again, I most certainly would buy cable ties again, they're indispensable.

All the best,

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The artist is Peter Aschwanden.

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Old Thursday 9th July 2009, 22:58   #28
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I had a good laugh about the poor guy in his bed.
Very good artist, he clearly knows what he's doing.

Good night, I'm going to do some work myself. Deadline's approaching...


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