|The rocker box for Bob's 10" is coming together. So far|
the fit is just the way I like it. Now to varnish.
Monday, July 16, 2018
Saturday, July 14, 2018
|Bob's 10" F4.6 continues to take shape. Here the OTA|
is 99% complete. I need to add the alt bearings.
|A note from Joe and his 12" strut telescope. He made|
these short-truss tubes for transport and storage. A safe
way to "hang" the secondary when not in use.
Friday, July 13, 2018
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
|The OTA rings with 12" I.D. and altitude bearings. This is the|
Easy Transport Telescope version -- with a goal to minimize weight.
Monday, July 9, 2018
"Hi Dennis. Got the adjustable struts built today. The skies were clear this evening so I set up on the back porch.
End result - 42" strut length gives me a minimum 1 5/8" in-travel (tested all eyepieces with and without Barlow). Does that seem like enough to you? I could push it out a bit more but I'm going to be using a coma corrector and would like to keep things compact if possible. I really like the secondary mirror holder / adjustment. Very easy and intuitive. anyway...yay! Next up, mirror box. Thanks for your help - this was one of the more stressful steps for me. Nick"
Friday, July 6, 2018
|Hey Dennis, Joe says, "A thing of beauty. Just got everything final-adjusted |
and calling her done for now! Eventually I’ll powered-coat the struts a slate gray.
It's time to scoop up some light!!