|Here, the mirror box now with the alt bearings affixed.|
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Monday, September 21, 2015
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Saturday, September 19, 2015
|I had a chance to pick up a complete Celestron C8 fork mount.|
(I already owned the C8 OTA). The result is nice -- although
I'll paint the fork "black"!!
|I was able to use standard Sky Commander encoder hardware|
to mount the right-ascension and declination encoders.
|A "home made" center adapter and the RA encode works great.|
The "tangent arm just "sits" against the fork.
|And the Sky Commander sits on the tripod comfortably.|
Friday, September 11, 2015
Monday, September 7, 2015
Your scope gets a lot of onlookers. I have people stopping by to get a closer look, and they are really impressed - especially the home builders who know for sure how refined the design and build are. The ultralight strut design (sans shroud) with the end-weighted pole really works well in windy conditions. I am very pleased - thank you!
|Wyatt and his 10" at the Texas Astronomical Society's|
40-acre site near Dallas.