|Jeff, in Amelia, Ohio, receives his 16" Lightbridge rocker-box|
upgrade -- and a couple of neat Explore Scientific eyepieces
at the same time!!
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014
|The 10" Ultra "kit" is virtually complete for Dave in San Clemente, California.|
(This telescope was "partially built" -- so it's a bit more than a kit!!)
|Detail of the "mirror and rocker box" -- the mirror cover is in place.|
|The focuser is a low profile all metal helical 2" with 1.25" adapter|
(I carry these in stock). The spider, just visible, is a single-vane Destiny.
A focuser baffle can be mounted opposite the focuser for increased contrast.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
|Continuing construction of Dave's 10" Ultra Telescope|
The mirror cell is complete. You can just see the 9-points of contact.
(the mirror cell was optimized with Plop)
|The mirror cover now in place. It's held in position by with small bolts/wing-nuts|
for easy removal -- but stays in place during transport.
Friday, April 18, 2014
|The "Mirror Box" and "Rocker Box"|
The telescope azimuth motion is very smooth, rotating
on a ball-bearing lazy susan.
A 10" Ultra Telescope "kit" being built for David P. in San Clemente, California.
|Detail of the Alt Bearing and assembly.|
|The Ultra Telescope breaks down into a very small format.|
|Aluminum mirror cell for Dave's 10" Ultra Telescope.|
It has 9-points of contact .
|A nearly completed Ultra 10" Telescope|
Thursday, April 17, 2014
|A rocker box upgrade for Jeff in Amelia, Ohio|
is complete and ready for packaging.
|The all Baltic birch construction makes for a sturdy and attractive|
rocker box upgrade for the Lightbridge telescope.
|The addition of a "lock" designed to apply "stickton" to the telescope.|
The purpose is to apply pressure when different size eyepiece weights are used.
A simple solution using a bolt, Teflon/washer disk and knob.