Saturday, March 18, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

A Couple of Photos . . .

Wyatt's 10" with ETT. Here he's "stacked" the top ring for
easy transport and storage. 

Blake, in Fort Collins, coloradio, finishes staining his 10" kit. A neat color.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Chris' 17.5" truss. A remake of his earlier and heavier traditional
truss. The UTA is from the original telescope with some mods.


A custom mirror cell, mirror cover and dew shield for this
beautiful telescope. The optics are outstanding!!!

The 17.5" telescope sits on an all aluminum 6-point
flotation mirror cell designed and optimized with Plop.

The original UTA had "silver" struts and a slightly "misplaced" focuser.
I use Moonlite truss components throughout....

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Chris' 17.5" F4.5 -- Getting Close to Completion . . .

With the altitude bearings installed, the rocker box is taking shape.

A "big" telescope. Chris'  OTA is a beauty. The optics
are "outa sight"!!

The mirror box with custom cover. Iuse Moonlite truss components.

The upper tube assembly just needs the baffles re-installed.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Rocker Box for Chris' 17.5" Telescope . . .

During Chris' 17.5" truss remake, I'm using his existing altitude bearings.
The new mirror box is a bit larger than his old one, so a new rocker box is needed.

Monday, February 27, 2017

More on Chris' 17.5" Truss . . .

Chris' 17.5" mirror on its 6-point flotation cell and mirror board.
The custom cover is included with all my telescopes and remakes.

The mirror and UTA look great in their custom color. Chris had me update and 
modify his UTA during this project.  Once the truss-blocks are installed, 
the focuser and baffles will be reinstalled.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Harry and Kathy Pick Up .....

Harry, and his wife Kathy, pick up his 14.25" strut telescope with ETT.
A great visit -- thanks folks. Enjoy the dark skies!!