Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Dave's 10" F6 . . .

The Mirror Box and Alt Bearings complete, the Rocker Box starts to take shape.

Monday, June 6, 2016

A 10" and 16" -- Progress Continues.....

Dave's 10" (L) and Marc's 16" (R) -- with the altitude bearings affixed
the Rocker Box will start to take shape.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Marc's 16" Strut Telescope . . .

16" F4.5 for Marc. His Swayze Optics refigured mirror
and two finders make for a nice OTA.

Here you can see the Red Dot finder and
Stellarview 80mm right-angle finder.

Standard spider and Kendrick secondary dew heater.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A "Pair" of Mirror Boxes for Dave and Marc . . .

A "pair" of mirror boxes. A 10" (L) and 16" (R) for Dave and Marc respectively.
The mirror cover for the 16" is temporary while I finish the custom cover.

Here, Marc's 16" mirror box is pretty much complete. I just need to finish
the dew shield. Note the "hooks" on the top -- for the "string-telescope".

The mirror is a 16" F4.5 refigured by Swayze Optical. Nice!!!

A 10" Conical Mirror for Dave . . .

Dave, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina sent along his 10" Royce Conical.
Here you see it mounted on the mirror board and mirror cell.

Note the mirror cell is NOT larger than the mirror!! Just an optical illusion..

The conical mirror mount with a single 1/2" nylon bolt, spring and nut.
For the 10" size, and smaller, the bolt does not protrude through the mirror surface.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Carl's 16" F4.5 Complete . . .

Stained Early American, Carl's 16" F4.5 looks great...

During staining, rocker box and OTA/Alt bearings in background.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

More on Marc's 16"

Marc's 16" F4.5 mirror board and top ring are virtually complete. Once
the optics are received and installed I can complete the optical tube assembly.

Note the focuser is mounted 90-degrees to the optical. This horizontal location
will make observing through this relatively large telescope easier.