Friday, October 20, 2017

Thanks for the Email Dave . . .

Dave and his 8" telescope on a dobstuff rocker box
He lives in Avon Park, Florida.

I have had two good nights on the Scope and Rocker Box and tonight I took the scope to Kristian Nader’s and let him push it around. He was amazed how well the box worked and how easy and smooth it moved. He has a Meade 12 inch DOB that he was going to get converted but finances have hit him hard. I hope he ends up getting a kit made but I can say this I love it and it has proven that it is much better than what comes stock with Meade DOB’s I saw the Double Cluster and also Andromeda tonight very nicely and last night it was Saturn and a few other things. All in all a very nice piece of work.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Andy Picks Up his Telescope ...

Andy, from Sonora, California stopped by for his 12.5"
string-strut telescope. It was a great visit.
Thanks for coming by, Andy....

His entire scope fits onto the backseat of his Hyundai
4-door hatchback. A steatbelt holds the ota in place.

Add the rocker box and top ring and it's all loaded.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Andy's 12" is Completed . . .

A Destiny Observatory Grade curved-vane spider, "violet" Moonlite focuser
and filter slide. A Telrad is attached to the top strut.

The Easy Transport Telescope option and intermediate ring.
Note the "strings". The mirror is a Zambuto F5.

All construction is with furniture grade Baltic birch. You can just
make out the "strings". A custom mirror cover is included with all my telescopes.

Note the 12Vdc  "fan" assembly.

The detail of the Telrad, filter slide and "violet" focuser.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A Couple of Projects . . .

Andy's 12" F5 Zamboto assembled with Telrad, strings
and filter slide. Close to completion.

Keith's rocker box upgrade for his "original"  13.1" Coulter.

And Keith's rocker box sides.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

12" F5 for Andy "Almost" Completed...

Just a couple more "items" to complete for Andy's 12" F5 Zambuto.
Note the filter-slide. Nice!!

Joe and his 16.25" Telescope ...

Joe, from Palos Verdes, stopped by to pick up his 16.25" F3.7 with Nova
optics. It was good to visit and see him again. This is the 3rd telescope
I've built for Joe. I think he has good taste in vendors!!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Andy's 12" Fan ...

A 70mm fan assembly will help "cool" Andy's telescope as
an observing session gets underway.