Tuesday, November 25, 2014

11" Baltic Birch Mirror Cell . . .

A Baltic Birch mirror cell for Robert K's 11" mirror board of his own design.
Robert lives in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

The Rear. Plenty of Ventilation for his primary mirror.
His telescope will be a 3-parallel strut design. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A 17.5" F5 complete for Chris . . .

Now complete is a 17.5" F5 for Chris H. in Ridgefield Connecticut.
Notice the Large Right-Angle finder above the Focuser.

Detail of the Altitude Bearings and Primary Dew Shield.
Detail of the Rear with Single Fan.

The Finder, Paracorr and TeleVue 20mm Nagler.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

A 17.5" F5 . . .

Chris' 17.5 F5 is nearing completion. The primary is on the
table in the rear. Yet to be installed are his finders

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

17.5" Progresses . . .

The rocker box for Chris' 17.5" is coming together.


Chris' 17.5" F5 with Altitude Bearings affixed.

Getting Carried Away . . .

Walt and Carolyn, Federal Way, Washington, wanted
a carrying case for the UTA ring of the 16" telescope.

The "inside corners" could be eyepiece trays.


Robber feet on the "bottom"

And handle. . .

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Size does matter . . .

A 17.5" F5 for Chris H. in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
For comparison, I stand 6-feet tall!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Completed is a 12.5" truss telescope for George M. in Kalispell, Montana.

The all aluminum mirror cell and Sky Commander
Stalk. The spider is a Destiny.

The focuser is a JMI EV-1.