Monday, July 16, 2018

A 10" F4.6 for Bob . . .

The rocker box for Bob's 10" is coming together. So far
the fit is just the way I like it. Now to varnish.

Nick and his 13.1" Truss Kit . . .

Nick is doing a beautiful assembling his 13.1" F4.5 truss kit.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

A Couple of Photos . . .

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

And More on Bob's 10" F4.6 . . .

The mirror board with cover and top ring.

Note the Destiny curved-vane spider and Moonlite 2-speed focuser.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A 10" Telescope for Robert in Shoreview, Minnesota. . .

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

A note from Nick in Spokane, Washington. . .

"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

A Thing of Beauty -- Joe's 12.5" Strut Kit Completed . . .

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!!