Wednesday, December 12, 2012

16" F4.5 for Andrew in Escondido California,
More photos of Andrew's (from Escondido) 16" F4.5. The mirror, mirror cell, secondary and spider and focuser are from the original Lightbridge 16". Notice the "tandem" finders mounted near and above the focuser.  This telescope has the "single top" ring design and not the more traditional upper tube assembly. This makes it a much lighter and compact telescope.

The altitude bearings are 24" in diameter.

It is a telescope like this one that illustrates the beauty and functionality of the "truss design". Here the telescope is 99% complete. I just need to add the small counterweight and focuser baffle.
A bit difficult to see, but notice the dual finders
on a "tendem" mount just above the focuser.

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