|An 8" F6 for Joshua in Arlington, Massachusetts and a 12" F5|
for Len in Pineville, Louisiana. The OTA rings are taking shape.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
A nice note from Jay in Herriman, Utah about his 17.5" Dobstuff truss telescope. it's always good to hear from our customers. Keeping in touch is one of our goals to good "customer relations"....
Thursday, June 7, 2018
|The 20" altitude bearings for Joe's 12.5" telescope kit|
are completed. See are the clamps and other hardware.
|The rocker box for Joe's telescope is coming together. I need to add the|
holes in the sides as well as the bottom and ground board.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Monday, June 4, 2018
Friday, June 1, 2018
|Jerry's 12.5" String-Strut. Note the Telrad, Sky Commander and|
Moonlite 2-speed 2" crayford focuser. The DEC and AZ motions
are just right!! Jerry lives in Birmingham, Alabama.
|Detail of the Destiny 3-vane curved-vane spider. A Kendrick dew|
solution is installed on the secondary. Not shown is the "focuser
baffle" opposite the focuser.
|The beautiful 12.5" mirror is center marked with a "donut"|
for easy collimation. Note the Easy Transport Telescope
(ETT) intermediate ring and mirror cover.
|A dual-fan sits in back of the 6-point mirror cell. I always|
use oversized knobs for collimation and "feet" sothe
telescope can be stood upright more safely.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Friday, May 25, 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018
Thursday, May 17, 2018
|The "final touches" are completed and John's 13.1" F4.5 truss|
telescope is ready to package and ship. Testing last night,
under the stars, proved a great success.
|The rear of the 6-point flotation mirror cell and large ventilation|
hole to enhance mirror equalization. Note the "feet"!!
|The top ring. Included are a red-dot finder, Moonlite 2-speed 2"|
crayford focuser, 3.1" secondary and curved-vane spider.
|A fully installed, configured and tested Sky Commander and primary|
dew shield are installed. Nice!!
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
|John's 13.1" with Nova Optical Systems certified primary is nearing|
completion. I've got to "tweek" the rocker box a bit, build the
primary dew shield and install the Sky Commander.
|Note the Moonlite 2-speed focuser, Destiny 3-vane curved-vane spider|
and DSC "stage" on the top truss tube.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
|Bruce, from the Astronomical Society of the Desert, and his 10"|
strut made by Dobstuff. At 4000-feet above the Coachella Valley,
it's a great venue for astronomy and observing.
|A bit "chilly" and a little wind, but Bruce is all set up and ready to go.|
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Monday, May 7, 2018
Sunday, April 29, 2018
|A 6-point flotation mirror cell for Nick's 13.1" Swayze mirror.|
Designed and optimized with Plop.
|The rear of the mirror cell on its mirror board. The larger vent hole|
is to aid in cooling. Thumb knobs make collimation easy.
|The rocker box is coming together. I just need to add the bottom|
and ground board to complete this assembly.