Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sky Commander and an ET-10 . . .

Chris W., from Oakmont, Pennsylvania, and his Orion XT-10 and
his Sky Commander installation.

Alt Bearing Encoder installation.

Alt Bearing Encoder "post".

And, the Azimuth Encoder. An easy installation.

Diana's 10" F4.5 "Dobstuff" with ETT . . .

Diana M., from Wilmington, Delaware and friends with her 10" F4.5 Dobstuff
(thanks for the photo).

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A 12.5" . . .

With George's 12.5" OTA completed, the rocker box
starts to take shape. This telescope will have a
Sky Commander with DSC stalk.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Star Party at Borega Springs, California . . .

Walt and Carolyn enjoy their 16" F4.5 truss telescope at
Borega Springs, California star party.

First of three . . .

Working on 3 telescopes is fun, and keeps me busy. Here's Chris'
17.5" remake of his Discovery telescope.  The OTA components
are virtually complete.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

12.5" Truss . . .

A 12.5" Truss Telescope for George in Kalispell, Montana.
The spider is a Destiny and the focuser is a JMI EV-1 crayford.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Beautiful color work . .

Tom H. and his 13.1" F4.5 telescope. The choice of color
and application of varnish is outstanding.


Tom lives in Angelus Oaks, California.

The focuser is a Moonlite. The spider is a Destiny.
Dobstuff built the rocker box, alt bearings, and front cover.