|Chris drove in from Ontario, California, to pick up his 17.5" telescope|
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017
|Chris' 17.5" truss. A remake of his earlier and heavier traditional|
truss. The UTA is from the original telescope with some mods.
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|A custom mirror cell, mirror cover and dew shield for this|
beautiful telescope. The optics are outstanding!!!
|The 17.5" telescope sits on an all aluminum 6-point|
flotation mirror cell designed and optimized with Plop.
|The original UTA had "silver" struts and a slightly "misplaced" focuser.|
I use Moonlite truss components throughout....
Saturday, March 4, 2017
|With the altitude bearings installed, the rocker box is taking shape.|
|A "big" telescope. Chris' OTA is a beauty. The optics|
are "outa sight"!!
|The mirror box with custom cover. Iuse Moonlite truss components.|
|The upper tube assembly just needs the baffles re-installed.|
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017
|Chris' 17.5" mirror on its 6-point flotation cell and mirror board.|
The custom cover is included with all my telescopes and remakes.
|The mirror and UTA look great in their custom color. Chris had me update and |
modify his UTA during this project. Once the truss-blocks are installed,
the focuser and baffles will be reinstalled.