|Every now and then a customer asks for a "strut rocker". Derek chose|
this configuration to "lighten the weight". I think it looks pretty good, too.
|The front struts are 1.25" while the rear is 1". Perfect for any size telescope.|
|John's 8" is complete, here shown is the altitude encoder in place.|
|The Dew Shield.|
|Focuser baffle, the Kendrick secondary dew heater is shown|
the "red band" keeps a thermal layer in place.
|All of my fully constructed telescopes get a "name plaque".|
|The 6-point flotation mirror cell and Lockwood primary mirror.|
|The telescopes sports a Moonlite 2-speed focuser, curved-vane spider, red-dot|
finder and Easy Transport Telescope option. A dew shield needs to be added.
|A single fan helps cool the primary mirror during "cool down"|
|Another view of the top ring and components. Here you can see|
the DSC "stage" and sliding counterweight.