Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Tales of Two Ten's . . .

The OTA components for two 10" strut telescopes. One for in Brandon,
Mississippi. The other I'm building "on spec"!!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

10" Strut Kit for Paul W. in Ann Arbor, Michigan . .

Completed is a 10" strut kit for Paul. Included is an all aluminum 6-point flotation mirror cell, Moonlite 2-speed
focuser, Destiny spider, dew shield and a Sky Commander installation kit.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

10" Kit Almost Complete ..

Paul,'s 10" strut telescope  kit is just about complete. Here,
the 6-point aluminum mirror cell is mounted on the mirror board. 
The mirror cell has been  optimized with Plop -- 

The mirror cell and mirror board are vented for quick "cooling".

Monday, May 18, 2015

More on Paul's 10" kit . . .

Altitude bearings for Paul's 10" kit. The diameter 16"
-- just right for a 10" telescope.

Here, the rocker box is clamped together to make sure everything fits
correctly -- without the bottom or ground board, the rocker box is
16 1/4" x 16 7/8" D and 10" H (to the bottom of the curve)/
.

Jay and his 17.5" F4.5 Truss Telescope . . .

Jay, in Harriman Utah, set up for an evening of observing
in the west desert of Utah.



NGC 4038 and NGC 4039, the Ringtail Galaxies.

A beautiful sunset.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

10" Kit for Paul W . . .

The OTA rings for a 10" strut kit being built
for Paul W. in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Kelly S. from Canada Visits . . .

Kelly S. from London, Ontario, stopped by for a pleasant visit.
We enjoyed a cup of coffee while discussing his 12" telescope project.
GREAT FUN!!