|Chris W., from Oakmont, Pennsylvania, and his Orion XT-10 and|
his Sky Commander installation.
|Alt Bearing Encoder installation.|
|Alt Bearing Encoder "post".|
|And, the Azimuth Encoder. An easy installation.|
|Tom H. and his 13.1" F4.5 telescope. The choice of color|
and application of varnish is outstanding.
|Tom lives in Angelus Oaks, California.|
|The focuser is a Moonlite. The spider is a Destiny.|
Dobstuff built the rocker box, alt bearings, and front cover.
|A 12" strut telescope for Carl in Ledyard, Connecticut.|
Here, the 12" primary mirror cell is mounted on the mirror board.
|And the rear. The mirror and mirror cell are Zhumell.|
|12.5" truss for George in Kapisell, Montana. The Destiny spider|
and JMI EV-1 Forucser are in place.
|A 12" truss (L) and 12.5" strut (R) are coming together for |
George in Kapispell, Montana and Carl in Ledyard, Connecticut.
|The early stages of construction of a 12.5" truss telescope|
for George M. in Kalispell, Montana.
|A 17.5" F4.5 for Chris H. in Ridgefield, Connecticut.|
Chris' Mirror Board and Upper Tube Assembly.
|The Mirror Board and rear of cell. Three rubber feet are|
provided to stand the OTA on its "end"..
|Here, the mirror board is complete with its |
18-point flotation mirror cell.
|Walt's 16" F4.5 Truss Telescope is Complete.|
It includes a powered ground board, Sky Commander system,
full aperture dew heater for the primary and secondary, Moonlite
focuser and Destiny Observatory Grade Spider.
|Detail of Walt Rocker and Mirror Box. The two|
clamps to the right are for the DSC stalk.
|The mirror sits on a 6-point flotation cell with a full aperture|
dew heater. Dual fans are included.
|The Telrad for Walt's telescope. |
It can be mounted above or below the focuser.
|Walt asked for a "powered ground board/rocker box and|
Thousand Oaks 4 channel Dew Controller.
|Don's 17.5" and 12.5" side by side.|
Notice the wheel barrow wheels
|12.5" Truss Telescope from one of our kits.|
|Don's "before" picture from 2008.|
|Making sure all of the components fit so far, I always put the scope together|
and check it out. The mirror has yet to be installed -- so, there's no doubt that the
rocker box sides will be a bit lower.
|The Altitude Bearings now complete, I can put together|
the rocker box for Toms 13.1" "sonotube" telescope.
A 16" F4.5 for Walt in Federal Way, Washington. Here, the primary sits on a
6-point flotation cell with full aperture Kendrick dew solution. The upper ring
has a Moonlite focuser and Observatory Grade Destiny Spider.
|Upper Tube Assembly for Chris' 17.5" telescope coming together|
Chris lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut.