|Tom's 17.5" is just about complete. To be added is the primary mirror|
dew shield and the DSC stalk.
|A neat feature of this design is the ability to transport, store and assemble|
the scope with the mirror box in the rocker box. Without the alt bearings
these two components will "nest" for a smaller package.
|Tom asked for a "powered ground board". Here the power connection|
attaches to the "power rings" on the top-side of the ground board.
|The top of the ground board and 12Vdc "power rings".|
I always "sign the ground board" -- not visible unless it is removed
from the telescope for some reason.
|The top of the rocker box bottom and power connection.|
a 4-channel "distribution" panel is also
included with the powered ground.