Monday, September 22, 2014

A 6-point flotation cell for Chris S and his 17.5" Coulter Primary.
Chris lives in Ontario, California.

The all aluminum face-plate sits on a Baltic Birch back-plate.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Young Scientists at work . . .

Shishir and Shahank at "work". The Dobstuff 16-inch telescope to the left.
Shishir and Shashank, budding astrophotographers at work with their telescopes. The video is a shining example of young people with a passion and a mission!!

Watch the video here ==> here.

Monday, September 15, 2014

14" F4.5 for Tom in St. Charles, Missouri . . .

14" F4.5 for Tom S. in St. Charles, Missouri.
Note the Easy Transport Telescope (ETT) option,
a DSC "stage" and dew shield.
The focuser is a Moonlite.

Detail of the ETT option and Primary Mirror
(with "donut" center mark).
A Destiny Observatory Grade Spider.

The Primary Mirror sits on a 6-point aluminum
flotation mirror cell. A "custom" color has been applied, as well.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Rocker sides for Tim's 16" Lightbridge.

Tim's rocker box taking shape.

Tom's 14" F4.5 rocker box under construction.
I clamp everything together to check the fit.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tom's Optical Tube Assembly with ETT installed.
The 14" F4.5 mirror was refigured by Swayze.

Baltic birch rocker box is complete and ready for
packing and shipping to Scott in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A custom rocker box for an Orion XT-10
for Scott D., in Fort Collins, Colorado.
This will be in "kit form" for Scott.

A 14" for Tom. S. in St. Charles, Missouri.
Yet to be added is the ETT option.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

14" F4.5 for Tom S.

A 14" F4.5 for Tom S., in Chesterfield, Missouri, is coming
together. Here the mirror board w/mirror and top ring are complete.

Tom asked for a "custom color" and matte finish. It looks nice.