Monday, April 25, 2016

Joe's 14" with Shroud . . .

Joe's 14" F4.5 with Park optics is fitted with a shroud from Heather. The 
elasticized  material fits snugly -- perfect for those light polluted observing sites..


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Thursday, April 21, 2016

10" Lightbridge Rocker Box . . .

Jim's 10" Lightbrdige Rocker box is complete. Note
the "break" on the observer side for changes in eyepiece weights.

I use a "ball bearing" lazy susan on this size rocker box and telescope.
Just to the left of the ground "foot" is a "friction break" so the
azimuth motion can be controlled.


Monday, April 18, 2016

A 10" Lightbridge Rockerbox . . .

A 10 Lightbridge rocker box upgrade for Jim in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
This is all Baltic birch construction for durability. It's a beautiful wood, too.


A 12" and 16" Kit . . .

A 12" full kit for Terry in Albany, Georgia. The kit will include primary mirror,
secondary, spider, focuser and mirror cell.

Terry's 12" Rocker Box.

A 16" kit for Carl in Sunnyvale, California. Carl will come on down to
the shop while we both "assemble" the kit for his 16" F4.5 telescope.

Fun!!

Friday, April 15, 2016

16" F4.5 from a DobSTUFF Kit . . .

A 16" F4.5 from a DobSTUFF kit built by one of our customer
s in Australia. Here are his comments:

I bought this 16" Dobstuff kit ages ago for my 16" f4.5 Mark Suchting mirror. I finally got around to putting it together. I modified it a little to accept a wire sling. I used extra thick walled aluminum tubes for the struts and extra clamps. I am very pleased with justhow well it all works and can highly recommend Dobstuff Scopes..

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Brian's Beauty . . .

Brian, and his son,  in Temple Terrace, Florida, finished a beautiful
 telescope from one of our kits. Note the Easy Transport Telescope,
 dew shield and dual finders. The color, I think, is Red Sedona.

A beautiful job!!


This is a "remake" of Brian's Orion XT-10 Telescope





Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Altitude Bearings and Rocker Box Sides....

Marty, in Moline, Illinois, needed a set of altitude bearings and rocker box
sides for his 10" telescope project. The altitude bearings are 20" in diameter.


Visible in the photo, also, are the Teflon bearings and bearing laminate strips.