Monday, September 16, 2019

Our New Observing Chair . . .

Here's our new "observing chair" as a finished product. We plan to introduce this on the Cloudy Nights classified this week at $169.  It stands 30" tall with observing position from 6" to 22".

Custom heights available.

Bob's 10" and Ambient Light.....

Bob's answer to an ambient light issue was a taller "dew/light"
shield on his 10" telescope. Note the shield comes all the
way up to the intermediate ring. Great solution, I think.

Thanks for the photo Bob.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

60mm x 900mm Unitron 114 FOR SALE -- $495. . .

Unitron Telescope 60mmx900mm in its case.

A beautiful ALT-AZ mount, finder and solar screen hardware.

The "other side" of the ALT-AZ mount The focuser "knob" is missing one
side -- but the focuser works just fine. Simply needs replacing.

This beautiful Unitron is clean and clear. Images are beautiful.

The Unitron on its mount with tripod.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Gabe's 10" Mirror Board and . . .

The primary is a nice Meade "research grade" F4.5 mirror. 
I make a custom mirror cover for all the telescopes I build.

The mirror  is supported on a 6-point cell designed and
optimized with Plop. Lager knobs make for easier collimation.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Gabe's 10" OTA -- Pieces....

The focuser is mounted on its bracket and primary mirror onto its cell.
Now to wait a bit for the spider to come in-house and finish the OTA.

A Note from Matt in Hillsborough, New Hampshire . . .

Unpacked the DobStuff ETT kit that arrived yesterday to begin
the rebuild of my old 16" f/4.5 Meade Starfinder. Thanks Dennis!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

7" Meade Maksutov for Sale . . .

Offered for sale is a nice 7" Meade Maksutov on a fork mount. The optics are pristine and collimation is spot-on. This is a bit heavy for shipping - so a local pickup is preferred. If you're interested in discussing the telescope -- email me at

$799 <local pickup in Palm Desert>

These pristine optics are in perfect collimation.

The clock drive work perfectly. There is no cover for
the battery compartment nor is there a hand-controller

A "thru-the-eyepiece" -- afocal photo -- with my small
handheld camera. Nice!!