|Clay's 17.5" F4.5 Telescope.|
Now that the OTA is complete, finishing the telescope goes rapidly. Here is the rocker box coming together.
|Clay's 17.5" F4.5 Mirror on its Mirror Board|
Clay lives in Horseshoe Bend, Idaho.
|Custom-Made mirror cover in-place.|
The Next Step is to Assemble the OTA.
|With the encoder "rail" in place.|
|The struts attached. The motions are great.|
|The double-struts are attached to the|
lower end of the telescope assembly.
|The Mirror Box is only 4" in height.|
Here, the mirror is still in its wrapping.
|The Rear of the Mirror Box and Mirror Cell.|
Conical springs on the mirror cell make for a very low profile.
|Here the Kydex-type Shield is being fit into place.|
This will be a permanent part of the assembly
|Ross Sackett's "Moonsilver" Telescope are the|
inspiration for this telescope.
(Used by Permission).
|Richard and his 16" Telescope|
He lives in Melbourne, Australia.
|All Set Up for a Testdrive!!|
|16" F4.5 for Robert B. in Los Angeles is 99% complete.|
|A Baltic Birch mirror cover is standard on all of our Telescopes.|
|The 16" mirror sits on the Lightbridge mirror cell.|
A fan is visible in the center of the cell.
|A Telrad and Antares Finder on the Upper Tube Assembly.|
The secondary is a 1/30th wave Antares on a Destiny Observatory Grade Spider.
Also installed is a Moonlite 2-speed 2" focuser and filter-slide.
|Sedona Red Custom Color.|
|Discovered Refigured 13.1" F4.5 mirror.|
Enhanced coatings with overcoat.
|4000-tic Encoders and Mirror Cover Included.|
|Moonlite 2-speed 2" Focuser.|
Destiny curved-vane spider.
|Heavy Duty Baltic Birch Mirror cell with|
1.75" Thick Discovery Mirror.
|Optical Tube Assembly for Robert B. in Los Angeles.|
|Telrad, Antares Finder, Paracorr and 17mm Nagler Eyepice.|
An Antares 3.5" secondary and Observatory Grade Destiny Spider.
|16" F4.5 Meade Lightbridge Mirror and Mirror cell, Baltic Birch mirror cover|
and three 1# weights for the rear of the telescope.
|Mirror Cell with Fan. The telescope rests on 3 lighter weights|
with the additional "outer" weights to offset the finder.
|All Packed up and Ready to Go.|
|16" F4.5 Mirror mounted on Mirror Board|
The cell is modified from a Meade Lightbridge.
|Rear of the mirror board. The fan is just visible|
in the poor lighting.
|Baltic Birch mirror cover in place.|