|A 15" single-ring strut *L) for Hao and 14" strut for Nick|
with full UTA for Rick are underway.
Saturday, January 16, 2021
|Mike, from Salinas, California, stopped to |
pick up his 16" F4.5 telescope. As always, it's
great meeting customers from near and far.
|All set in Mike's car for the trip home. The "box"|
is the original shipping carton for the primary mirror.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
|Mike's 16" Truss. The scope is set up for a star-test tonight|
|The spider is a 4-vane curved-vane by Destiny, a 3.5" secondary|
and Feathertouch focuser. Note the Telrad finder.
Saturday, January 9, 2021
A note and photo from Siddhesh and his 10" F4 with Nova optics:
Hi Dennis, At long last, the sky cleared up and I took the dob out to the club's dark site. The seeing was poor, so I didn't split any tight doubles, but I was nothing short of mesmerized by M42 and the double cluster... Pretty amazing to observe nebulosity in the Orion Nebula with the same clarity as the cirrus clouds I see from airplane windows! . . .
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
|Ryan and his dad assembled one of our kits -- this one a 12"|
and "not without its challenges". But in the end, they did
a great job. Super your guys!!
|Ryan is rightly proud of the work he and his dad did on this|
beauty. Note the wheel barrow handles, curved-vane spider and
Moonlite focuser -- looks great.
Monday, January 4, 2021
|The UTA for Mike's telescope sports a Feathertouch focuser,|
4-vane curved-vane spider, Telrad base and nice 3.5" secondary.
|The 16" mirror sits on a 9-point mirror cell and is "center"|
marked with a "donut" for ease in collimation.
|January 5, 2021 - With the truss system in place, it'll be a bit more on the OTA|
and then on to the rocker box. Needed, still, is a primary dew shield.