|OTA rings for Erik's 13.1". |
Erik lives in Garrettsville, Ohio
|The 20" altitude bearings and rocker box sides.|
|Now that the Sky Commander has been installed on Zack's 10" telescope|
it is complete. The final configuration includes a Moonlite 2-speed focuser
3-vane curved-vane Destiny spider, an all aluminum 6-point flotation mirror cell
and a red-dot finder. This is a NICE telescope!! Everytime I build one of these
beauties -- I want to keep it... Oh well!!
|Zach's 10" F4.5, based on a Coulter primary mirror.|
The finder is a Moonlite 2-speed 2" crayford. Note
the red-dot finder on the upper strut.
|The 10" mirror without the custom cover. It is|
center marked with a "donut" for easy collimation.
|Each of the telescopes I build include a custom mirror cover.|
|The mirror sits on an all aluminum 6-point flotation|
mirror cell optimized with Plop. The spider is a Destiny
|The beginnings of a 10.1" F4.5 with Coulter optics for Zach in|
Lawndale, California. His telescope will include a 3-vane curved-vane spider
and Moonlite 2-speed 2" crayford focuser.
Keep an eye here for more photos as this telescope comes together.
|Steve, in Wayland, Massachusetts, fabricated a tube|
for his 13.1" telescope.
|So far, so good!!|
|Here, is one of our all aluminum mirror cells, optimized with Plop, |
fits the tube nicely. The adjustable back plate-ring uses
adjustable 3/8" cold-rolled steel threaded rod to mount to the tube.
|The Completed Telescope.|
|Curtis' 12 " F4 on my GEM with dovetail. The focuser is the 3" Astro Tech|
from Curtis' original solid tube telescope. Same with the spider and secondary
|The mirror sits on the original 9-point flotation cell with fan.|
|The two dovetail plates allow the telescope to be orientated in|
either direction. Curtis can also mount an accessory on the dovetail.