|The OTA rings for Mike's "string"-strut 16" F4.5 Telescope.|
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
|A 12" "string-strut" for Harsh in San Jose, California.|
|A traditional straight-vane 4-vane spider, dual-speed focuser and|
note the "tandem" finder mount for his red-dot and 8x50 finder.
|If you look closely, you'll see the "strings" on the bottom two struts.|
|And a traditional 9-point flotation mirror cell.|
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Just got back from a second weekend at the Texas Astronomical Society Dark Site in Oklahoma, so I have had my scope out now for about six long, dark nights with no moon to contend with. I’m getting everything dialed in – finder mounting, azimuth bolt tension, etc. The scope is just performing beautifully and is a real joy to use. I didn’t expect the portability to be such a big deal, but it makes transport and setup/breakdown very easy, which encourages me to get out to the dark site to observe. Very nice!
Thanks again! - Wyatt"
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
|13.1" F4.5 for Jay in Claremore, Oklahoma. Note the "strings"|
Encoders, Moonlite 2-speed focuser and dew shield included.
|The 13.1" mirror sits on a 6-point flotation mirror cell.|
|Detail of the top ring. Note the Telrad and focuser baffle.|