It only goes to say that the higher you can get with your telescope, the better images you will get. That’s why you might want to try making a homemade roof mount for your telescope so that you can see more images at a better clarity rate.
How many of you amateur astronomers have climbed up on your house’s roof just so you could get a better look at the stars? I bet most of you nodded your head in agreement. That’s because the closer you can get to the sky, the better view you’ll have. So it only makes sense that a roof mount for your telescope will give you the best images of all.
You can buy a roof mount for your telescope, but you can also make a homemade one that would be easier and probably sturdier. All you need is some lumber and nails along with a little know-how!
The main thing you want to keep in mind when making a homemade telescope roof mount is stability. Don’t try to alter the natural shape of the roof – go with it. Take the lumber and mold it to whatever type of roof you have. A homemade telescope roof mount should be stable which is why you should embrace the roof and not try to alter anything about it.
Build your homemade roof mount out of quality supplies. You won’t want to skimp when it comes to a place to put your expensive new telescope – or old telescope – whichever you own! You won’t be storing the telescope outside so your roof mount should be easy to use and easily accessible. Don’t try climbing through that little attic opening. You should only have a roof mount for your telescope when it is easy to get to with little effort.
You can find many different building plans for a homemade telescope roof mount. They are available online as well as in many different books on the subject. Of course, you will want to have a little bit of building experience before you try to undertake this project, so proceed with caution and build with strength.
Putting your telescope on your roof could be one of the most rewarding experiences you have ever had as an astronomer. Making your own homemade roof mount for your telescope can also be a very rewarding experience as well. There’s nothing quite like knowing that you are making your star gazing expeditions as personally fulfilled as they can be.