Monday, October 20, 2014

A 12" and 12.5" truss and strut telescope . . .

A 12" strut telescope for Carl in Ledyard, Connecticut.
Here, the 12" primary mirror cell is mounted on the mirror board.

And the rear. The mirror and mirror cell are Zhumell.
12.5" truss for George in Kapisell, Montana. The Destiny spider
and JMI EV-1 Forucser are in place.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

6-point mirror cell and mirror board for George 12.5" truss telescope.

George's 12.5" Mirror Board from the rear.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A 12" and 12.5" . . .

A 12" truss (L) and 12.5" strut (R) are coming together for
George in Kapispell, Montana  and Carl in Ledyard, Connecticut.

And the rocker box sides/altitude bearings. One is slightly wider than the other to accommodate
the strut telescope OTA ring. The altitude bearings themselves are the same diameter.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tom's 13.1" F4.5 . . .

Tom's 13.1" F4.5 ready for a "test run" under the stars.

All Baltic birch mirror cell.

The spider is a Destiny. The focuser a Moonlite 2-speed.

Monday, October 13, 2014

A 12.5 and 17.5" Truss Telescope . . .

The early stages of construction of  a 12.5" truss telescope
for George M. in Kalispell, Montana.
A 17.5" F4.5 for Chris H. in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Chris' Mirror Board and Upper Tube Assembly.

The Mirror Board and rear of cell. Three rubber feet are
provided to stand the OTA on its "end"..

Here, the mirror board is complete with its
18-point flotation mirror cell.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Jay, from Harriman, Utah, sent these pictures of his 17.5" truss telescope
as seen during a star party in Utah's western desert.


Friday, October 10, 2014

16" F4.5 for Walt -- is Complete . . .

Walt's 16" F4.5 Truss Telescope is Complete.
It includes a powered ground board, Sky Commander system,
full aperture dew heater for the primary and secondary, Moonlite
focuser and Destiny Observatory Grade Spider.

Detail of Walt Rocker and Mirror Box. The two
clamps to the right are for the DSC stalk.

The mirror sits on a 6-point flotation cell with a full aperture
dew heater. Dual fans are included.
The Telrad for Walt's telescope.
It can be mounted above or below the focuser.

Walt asked for a "powered ground board/rocker box and
Thousand Oaks 4 channel Dew Controller.