Tuesday, December 11, 2018

14" for Tim Completed. . .

A bit of detail of the DSC stalk and strings.

Note the "strings", Easy Transport Telescope and Sky
Comander digital setting circle with stalk.

The straight-vane spider, focuser and secondary from from
Tim's more traditional and heavier telescope. These components
worked well in the newer lighter format telescope.

Tim sent his mirror cell. And an unusual mount with a
tapered primary mirror and center mount. Nice!!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Tim's 14" -- Close to Completion...

Note the "strings" and DSC stalk
clamps. This telescope will have a
Sky Commander installed.

The balance is perfect. Now to finish the
rocker box bottom, ground board and
install and test the Sky Commander.

Tim's straight-vane spider has been
modified to more easily collimate and
adjust. Note the Telrad and strings.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

More on Tim's 14" . . .

Before the Easy Transport is installed
I check for focus, fit, and balance.


Note the Telrad and 8x50 finder.
Completed, except for the ALT bearings,
Tim's 14" looks and works great.

And, the "easy transport" is completed.

Note the "strings".  They work great too.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Tim's 14" Remake . . .

Tim, in Prosser, Washington, sent along his mirror, cell,
spider, secondary and focuser to be "remade" into an ultra-lite

I include a custom mirror cover with each of my telescopes.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

A Post and Pictures from Len and his 12" Telescope . . .

Check out this article by clicking HERE.

Len's shroud is "home made" for just a few $$$$.


I like Len's solution for mounting a battery.
Nice!!

All set for travel or storage.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

A 13.1" 9-Point Mirror Cell....

A 9-point flotation mirror for Jim in Coconut Creek, Florida

Larger knobs make for easier collimation.