|Eric's rocker box with 12" sides.|
|The fit is just right.|
|Joe asked me to "rework" his 16" Dobstuff|
truss telescope, AND to lighten the load a bit.
Adding some weight-reducing holes works
|The 16" OTA with truss section in place.|
|And the truss section. Easy assembly, transport,|
setup and storage.
|A Moonlite 2-speed 2" crayford focuser|
on a heavy-duty focuser bracket.
|The 6-point flotation mirror cell is affixed|
to Eric's 16" F4.5 mirror.
|The spider is a Destiny "observatory grade"|
curved-vane spider. The secondary is just below.
|Andy and his 12" with Zambuto optics.|
|Dave lives in Peotone, Illinois.|
|A bit of detail of the DSC stalk and strings.|
|Note the "strings", Easy Transport Telescope and Sky|
Comander digital setting circle with stalk.
|The straight-vane spider, focuser and secondary from from|
Tim's more traditional and heavier telescope. These components
worked well in the newer lighter format telescope.
|Tim sent his mirror cell. And an unusual mount with a|
tapered primary mirror and center mount. Nice!!
|Note the "strings" and DSC stalk|
clamps. This telescope will have a
Sky Commander installed.
|The balance is perfect. Now to finish the|
rocker box bottom, ground board and
install and test the Sky Commander.
|Tim's straight-vane spider has been|
modified to more easily collimate and
adjust. Note the Telrad and strings.
|Before the Easy Transport is installed|
I check for focus, fit, and balance.
Note the Telrad and 8x50 finder.
|Completed, except for the ALT bearings,|
Tim's 14" looks and works great.
And, the "easy transport" is completed.
|Note the "strings". They work great too.|
|Len's shroud is "home made" for just a few $$$$.|
|I like Len's solution for mounting a battery.|
|All set for travel or storage.|
|Dave 16" and dual fan assembly.|
|All of my telescopes include a fitted mirror cover.|
|A very fine 16" F4.5 Ostenhowski optic. NICE!!|
|Moving the telescope around is super easy with these|
wheel barrow handles made of solid Oak and stained ebony.
|The "red sedona" custom color and black make a|
for a great-looking combination.
|The focuser is a 2-speed 2" Moonlite. Note Dave Explore|
Scientific finder. A nice addition.
|The 4-vane curved-vane spider by Destiny.|
|Wheel barrow handles and Dave's 16" F4.5 rocker box.|
The tires are 10" pneumatics. The movement is perfect.
|With the Red Sedona custom color, the rocker box makes|
an imposing presence. Notice Dave's AZ encoder installed.
|The wheel-barrow handles are solid oak with ebony stain|
and 6 coats of varnish to protect the wood.