Tuesday, December 10, 2019

And, The Moon this Evening . . .

This photo, taken with my phone's camera, this evening.
Kinda neat I think.....

(who says one needs a telescope??)

More on Kristian's 13.1" F4.5 Strut Telescope . . .

Kristian's rocker box and altitude bearings coming together. Looking great!

And, his OTA rings..

Monday, December 9, 2019

A 12" and 13" Underway . . .

The 12" Lightbridge rocker box -- looking good!!
Underway is a 12" Lightbridge rocker box for Phillip in Apex, North Carolina

And, a 13.1" F4.5 for Kristian in Lake Placid, Florida.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Some Packing and Shipping . . .

The 10" F8.9 for Sheldon is packaged and ready to go!!

And, a 12.5" rocker box kit for John in Madoc, Canada.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

A 12" Rocker Box for John C. . .

John's beautiful 12" telescope, below, will have the
flexibility of a rocker box or EQ mount as he sees fit!!

A "really beautiful" telescope!!

10" F8.9 for Sheldon -- 99.9% Complete . . .

Sheldon's 10" f8.9 is virtually complete. Another tiny task and we're
done!! Packing and shipping will come next.

His beautiful mirror sits on a 6-point mirror cell
designed and optimized with Plop.

A Sky Commander system and full 24" primary mirror dew shield.

The focuser is a 2-speed GSO, 3-vane, curved-vane spider
and focuser baffle in place. The 8-tube truss is perfect for this long focus telescope.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

"Close to Completion" -- Sheldon's 10" F8.9 . . .

An F8.9 (89") focal length makes for an imposing long focus
telescope. Here's Sheldon's telescope is nearing completion.

I'll add a complete Sky Commander digital setting circle to Sheldon's telescope.
A focuser baffle and primary dew shield need to be completed.