|Here, the altitude bearings and rocker box sides are coming together.|
I've got a little more work on these before they're completed for the kit.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Monday, November 28, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
Sunday, November 20, 2016
|Virtually complete is Erik's 13.1" F4.5 parallel strut telescope.|
Note the "strings" for rigidity. The struts have been powder coated.
|The 13.1" Primary mirror sits on an all aluminum 6-point flotation|
mirror cell -- optimized with Plop.
|The focuser is a 2-speed 2" crayford my Moonlite, a 3-van e, curved-vane|
spider by Destiny. Note the red-dot finder on the upper strut.
|All my "remake" and new telescopes come with a custom mirror cover|
(lower right). The primary has a new 98% enhanced coating
and is center-marked for easy collimation.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
|A 4.5" mirror cell for Kyle in Lynchburg, Virginia. This "non=flotation"|
cell has 6-points of contact -- optimized with Plop.
|The "back plate" mounts in a 5.5" round tube.|
The construction is all 1/2" furniture grade Baltic Birch.
|The rocker box is coming together. I assemble the|
sides, front and rear to check the fit. It's great!!
|The alt-bearings are about 9" i diameter.|
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Sunday, November 13, 2016
|Bob, in Elliott City, Maryland, wants to mount his 8" F4 on a dob|
rocker box.The altitude bearings are "automatically" centered with
the backside "guides".
|Both 9" altitude bearings are mounted. They have yet to be varnished|
and fitted with Ebonystar. Next comes the rocker box itself.
|Erik's 13.1" F4.5 strut telescope is nearing completion. Here|
the rocker box is taking shape. Nice!!