Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Jay's 13.1" F4.5 Complete . . .

13.1" F4.5 for Jay in Claremore, Oklahoma. Note the "strings"
Encoders, Moonlite 2-speed focuser and dew shield included.

The 13.1" mirror sits on a 6-point flotation mirror cell.

Detail of the top ring. Note the Telrad and focuser baffle.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Jay's 13.1" Almost Complete . . .

Just about complete is a 13.1" F4.5 for Jay in Claremore, Oklahoma.
Next to be completed are the "strings" and encoders..

I include a custom mirror cover with all my telescopes.

13.1" Primary and Dew Shield.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Jay's 13.1" F4.5 OTA . . .

13.1" F4.5 for Jay. The OTA is virtually complete.
The struts are 51.75" long. 

The mirror box. Note the "hooks". These are for the "string"
telescope variant.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

13.1" F4.5 for Jay . . .

Jay's 13.1" F4.5 is coming together nicely. Here, the mirror boare with mirror
and top ring. The focuser is a Moonlite 2-speed 2" Crayford.

With the mirror cover in place.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A Mirror Cell for Jay's 13.1" F4.5 . . .

6-point flotation mirror cell for Jay's 13.1" F4.5
It has been optimized with Plop.

A ventilation hole in the mirror board. Easy and fast cooling.

Monday, September 21, 2015

More on Jay's 13.1" telescope . . .The

The Altitude Bearings for Jay's 13.1" telescope are pretty much complete.
Under are the sides to the rocker box for  his telescope.