Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Three telescopes .

A 12" Strut Kit (L) and 10" Strut Telescope in the works.
And, an 18" truss for Joe in Palos Verdes.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

14" 6-point flotation mirror cell . . .

A 14" 6-point flotation mirror cell for Paul in Galesville, Wisconsin
It's configured to fit a 16"-16.25" round tube.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Carl T., from Ledyard, Connecticut and his
12" Strut Telescope -- Ready to go!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Rocker Box for Christine's 12" Strut Kit. Cool, huh??
(Held with Clamps to check the "Fit and Finish")

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

A 12" Strut Kit . . .

A 12" Strut Kit starts to take shape for Chrristine in Fillmore, California.
The Baltic Birch mirror cell is installed on the mirror board.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

12" F4.9 for Carl is complete . . .

Now complete is a 12" F4.9 for Carl T. in Ledyard, Connecticut

Here, you can see the "tandem finder mount", focuser and focuser baffle.
The "white wire" is from the secondary dew heater.

The primary is held in position by a 9-point
flotation mirror cell. A dew shield is included.

The "strings" for the strut-telescope add considerable
rigidity to the OTA. there is no flex evident.