Monday, February 18, 2019

Jim's 12.5" Real Close!!!

Very close to completion is Jim's 12.5" "string-strut" telescope. The clamps
on the rear side of the rocker box are for the DSC stalk. Note
the Rigel red-dot finder on the top strut. Nice!!

A 9-Point Flotation Mirror Cell...

"Most" of the components for a 9-point flotation mirror cell
for Ken in Rock Island, Illinois. This is for a round-tube.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Katie's 10" Strut Kit...

Close to completion is a 10" "full" kit for Katie in Little Rock,
Arkansas. That's a nice 10" Starfinder research-grade primary
on a 6-point all aluminum cell.

Monday, February 4, 2019

More on Katie's 10" Strut Kit . . .

The rocker box and altitude bearings are coming together for
Katie's kit. Her high-school astronomy will assemble the kit
as a project. Neat if you ask me!!
Fit is just right!! Now to complete the bottom and
ground board....

The OTA rings, spider and focuser in place.



Thursday, January 31, 2019

Even Astronomy Clubs Need a Telescope . . .K

Katie, a teacher in Arkansas and her astronomy club will
assemble a 10". Here the OTA rings are close to completion.
This complete kit will include everything they'll need to
assemble a working telescope.

Jim's 12.5" F4 OTA Taking Shape....


Black anodized and powder coated
struts make for a beautiful telescope.

Note the 2-speed Moonlite focuser and 3-vane
curved-vane spider

The conical mirror has been "center marked"
for easy collimation.


A Beautiful Sight this Morning. . .